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Friday, 12 August 2016

From GB to Germany and Norway.

What a post I can bring to you today, 12th August 2016 - nineteen pics from only 3 contributors, but covering three countries.


First up are twelve pics from Alan Rigby. The first seven of Alan's pics were taken in Germany. Number one was taken in Oberhausen Yard on 8th July 2016. Featured is diesel shunter, 295 057, on a short tank working.

The following two shots were taken at Bremen on 4th July 2016. This one shows a DB shunter, 294 655, on a longer freight working.

Pic three shows electric loco 119 010; according to the Internet the MKB logo indicates local freight railways in the Minden Area. The pic is dated 4th July 2016.

Alan's fourth shot was taken on 6th July 2016 at Wurzburg. Electric loco 189 456 is pictured with a long freight working of tanks.

Taken at Wurzburg on the same date was DB electric loco 151 157 on a car transporter working.

The following two pics (six and seven) from Alan, produced as a montage, shows steam loco No.38 2267 in two guises - retro black and white and colour. Both shots were taken on 8th July 2016 at the preserved railway at Bochum Dalhausen. 

The following five shots from Alan depict shots from closer to home. Pic number eight was taken at Winwick on 12th July 2016 and shows WCRC class 37, 37516 Loch Laidon, working 'light engine', Carnforth - Butterley. 

Alan's ninth shot features double heading DB class 90s, 90024 and 90019 - the latter was named Multimodal earlier this year.  The working was Mossend - Daventry with 90024 sporting sparkling Malcolm livery.

Two ex LMS steam locos are up next.  The first pic (number ten) shows Fowler/Stanier 'Royal Scot' class 4-6-0, No.46100 Royal Scot, passing through Winwick with support coach on 4th August 2016.

Alan's next steam shot features Stanier 'Jubilee' class 4-6-0, No.45699 Galatea, on a Carnforth - Southall loco move through Winwick on 8th August 2016.

Double heading 'light engine' Colas Freight class 56s - 56087 and 56113 - are the focus of shot number twelve from Alan. The location was Winwick, the date was 4th August 2016 and the working was Washwood Heath - Carlisle.

Geoff Monks is up next with a couple of Winwick shots. His first features Freightliner PowerHaul class 66, 66528, on 31st July 2016 with a Southwaite - Crewe engineers train.

The unique Freightliner PowerHaul class 66, 66623 Bill Bolsover is up next at Winwick on 6th August 2016. The working was Hardendale - Guide Bridge.

Jeff Nicholls winds up this post with five shots taken in Norway. The first shows two electric locos on the Flam Railway which is only 20km long but climbs to 3000ft. Pic is dated 30th July 2014.

The next two shots (two and three, from Jeff) are montaged for effect. Top and tailing electric locos are shown on the Flam Railway at Flam working a 6-coach service to Myrdal; pic is dated 30th July 2016.

Pic number four from Jeff shows a pair of 'Green Cargo' locos (1433 and 1438) stabled at Trondheim, between jobs, on 28th July 2016

The fifth and final shot from Jeff features an old blue electric loco, preserved on Trondheim University campus. It was the first electric loco in Norway, serving from 1908 to 1963. It carries the number '3' and name, Ohma Electra.

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