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Friday, 16 September 2016

Diesels and Electrics Only

Today's post, 16th September 2016, comprises thirteen photos from five contributors - no steam today.


First is a  pic from Alan Rigby taken at that station on Anglesey that ends "-gogogoch" (yes, that one). Aviva class 158, 158831 is pictured at the station on 30th August 2016. The working was Holyhead - Birmingham international.

Jeff' Nicholls has sent in the following three shots all taken at Preston on 31st August 2016. This first one shows another class 158, Northern Rail 158853 sporting a vinyl that reads "WE ARE NORTHERN WE ARE FEARLESS", The working was York - Blackpool.

Next from Jeff is DRS class 37 (Cumbrian Coast),  37401 Mary Queen of Scots, leaving Preston with a service to Barrow. The pic is dated 31st August 2016.

Jeff's third shot features EWS (DBS) class 66, 66128, on a working of Mossend-Clitheroe empty cement tanks. The pic is also dated 31st August 2016. Jeff adds that this service travels via Shap as the S&C is temporarily closed.

The following three shots are also from Jeff Nicholls taken at Liverpool Lime St.  The first two feature GBRf class 87, 87002 Royal Sovereign  (in Caledonian Sleeper livery) arriving from Edinburgh on 11th September 2016 (left) and stopped at the buffers (right). The 'Railtour' was 'GBRf 15' four day tour.

The third shot from Jeff was also taken at Liverpool on the same date and shows GBRf class 59, 59003, preparing to work Liverpool - Doncaster.

The same class 87, 87002 heading the same 'Railtour', is pictured again, this one by John Smith. The location was Garswood and the date, 11th September 2016.

Two shots above from David Wood are of the same 'binliner' working headed by EWS (DBS) class 66, 66175. His first (left)was taken at Dukes Wood Crossing and the second (right) at Rainford, Tees N.Y. - Knowsley FT. Both shots dated 12th September 2016.

The final three shots in this post are from Bevan Price. The first was taken at Northenden Junction on 19th August 2016.  EWS (DBS) class 66, 66192 is depicted on a Briggs Siding - Southampton aggregates working.

Bevan's second shot was taken on 5th September at Winwick and features DRS class 68, 68004 Rapid towing Freightliner class 66, 66545. The working was Carlisle New Yard - Crewe Basford Hall departmental service.

Finally, our thirteenth shot, and Bevan's third, was taken at Huyton on 11th September 2016. That class 87, 87002 is again featured on the 'GBRf 15' Railtour (Edinburgh - Liverpool L.S.).

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