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Monday, 30 November 2015

More UK Steam

This post, 30th November 2015, features several steam shots mixed with other examples of diesel and electric traction. Nineteen pics are featured from six contributors.


First up are four shots from Bevan Price. The first two are from the Tyseley Open Day on 24th October 2015. This one shows ex GWR, Collett/Hawksworth class '57' 0-6-0PT, No.9600, on the passenger 'shuttle' within the depot.

The second shot features two ex GWR stalwarts of Charles Collett - 'King' class 4-6-0 No.6000 King George V and 'Castle' class 4-6-0 No. 5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe. They are pictured on the turntable with ex BR 'Standard' class '8' 4-6-2,  No.71000 Duke of Gloucester, partly visible on the right.

Bevan's third shot shows ex LMS Stanier 'Jubilee' class 4-6-0, No.45699 Galatea, departing the Carnforth Loop with a Euston - Carlisle charter on 17th October 2015.

DBS class 60, 60024 Clitheroe Castle is pictured in pic number four from Bevan. The location was Higher Buxton, the working was Tunstead - Briggs Sidings service and the date was 20th October 2015.

David Wood has sent in the following four shots. His first features GBRf class 66, 66709 Sorrento at Whiston, framed superbly by a well lit bridge. The pic is dated 10th November 2015.

Next from David is a Winwick shot featuring two DRS class 37s 37610 T.S. (Ted) Cassady 14.5.61 - 6-4-08 and 37302, sandwiching a NR test coach. The pic is dated 16th November 2015.

A Tuebrook - Drax P.S. working is next from David, taken at Winwick on 16th November 2015. At the head is GBRf class 66, 66749.

David's fourth and final shot was also taken at Winwick on 16th November 2015. Pictured is DBS class 67 in Arriva livery, 67001, with matching passenger stock.

The following three pics are from Jeff Nicholls. First up is DRS class 37, 37402 Stephen Middlemore 23.12.1954 - 8.6.2013, waiting at Preston to haul the 10.04 Preston - Barrow service, on 4th November 2015.

Jeff's second shot shows ex LMS Stanier 'Black V' 4-6-0, No.45407 The Lancashire Fusilier, at Winwick on 25th November 2015. The loco was heading to Bristol from the ELR as a last minute substitute for Tangmere.

Two class 92s, are up next in pic number three from Jeff. 92033 is hauling 92010 Moliere (dead in tow), both in Caledonian Sleeper livery. The location was Winwick and the date, 25th November 2015. The destination was Carlisle.

Two shots now follow from Ieuan Wood. The first shows GBRf class 66, 66709 Sorrento again, running light engine on a Tuebrook - Crewe Basford Hall working. The location was St Helens Junction and the date, 19th November 2015.

Next from Ieuan is GBRf class 66, 66749 on a Liverpool Biomass Terminal - Drax P.S. working at Whiston on 19th November 2015.

Colin Platt has sent in the next four shots, all taken at the October, SVR Diesel Gala. First up are a couple of shots of Oliver Bulleid 'Light Pacifics'. In Colin's first pic, ex SR re-built 'West Country' class 4-6-2, No.34027 Taw Valley, is pictured leaving Hampton Loade with a passenger service on 4th October 2015.

Next is the ex SR re-built 'Battle of Britain' class 4-6-2, No.34053 Sir Keith Park on a passenger service on the same date, 4th October 2015.

Ex LMS Ivatt class '4' 2-6-0, No.43106, is featured next approaching Hampton Loade  while No. 34027 Taw Valley waits to depart, on 4th October 2015.

The Ivatt class '4' is pictured again in Colin's fourth shot, ready to accept the token for right of way at Hampton Loade, on 4th October 2015.

The final two shots in this post have been sent in by Alan Rigby. The first shows the Daventry - Mossend intermodal through Winwick on 27th November 2015. At the head are double heading class 90s - EWS (DBS) class 90, 90039 and DBS class 90, 90029.

Also photographed by Alan was GBRf class 66, 66757 West Somerset Railway  at Winwick, on the same date, 27th November 2015. The working was LBT - Drax P.S.

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