Today's post, our first for the New Year, features just ten shots from four photographers, a reflection of the Christmas period and time spent with families, not railways.
WINWICK & BEYOND
First up are three shots from Alan Rigby. His first shows DBS class 60, 60001 at St Helens Junction on 18th December 2015. The working was Seaforth - Tinsley Steel empties.
Next is a shot taken on 21st December 2015 at Winwick. Depicted is EWS (DBS) class 66, 66145 on a Carlisle - Penyfford Cement Sidings working.
Sir William Stanier's 'Royal Scot' class 4-6-0 No.46100 Royal Scot is up next, in Alan's third shot. Taken at Winwick on 21st December 2015, the loco was on a Crewe - Carnforth test run. The poor weather reflects the picture quality.
Ieuan Wood has sent in the following three pics. His first, of GBRf class 66, 66717 Good Old Boy, on a biomass working, was taken as the train climbed Whiston Bank on 28th December 2015.
Ieuan's second shot shows GBRf class 66, 66753 EMD Roberts Road, on a mid afternoon biomass working at St Helens Junction, on the same date, 28th December 2015.
The final shot from Ieuan is of the same loco, 66753 at Winwick on 29th December 2015 on a lunch time biomass working, Drax P.S. - Liverpool.
The next two pics are from Geoff Monks. His first shows Freightliner class 66, 66605 at Acton Bridge on 29th December 2015. The working was an empty 'binliner', Runcorn - Brindle Heath.
Geoff's second shot is of double heading Freightliner class 86s, 86627 and 86622, on a Garston - Crewe intermodal. The location was Acton Bridge and the date, 29th December 2015.
Finally, two shots from Aidan Fort. His first shows GBRf class 66, 66753 EMD Roberts Road, at Winwick Junc, after stopping to allow a class 319 unit to pass. The date was 29th December 2015.
Aidan's second shot is of the same train, a Drax P.S. - Liverpool biomass working, at Winwick on the same date, 29th December 2015.