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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Diesel, Electric and Narrow Gauge/Standard Gauge Steam

Today's post, 16th November 2016, comprises 22 pics from four contributors covering many aspects of 21st century rail.


First up in this post is Alan Rigby with 8 shots. His first was taken at Brundall Station and features DRS class 68, 68004 Rapid with a service from Norwich; the destination was Lowestoft. The pic is dated 28th October 2016.

Norfolk's 18 miles long, 15 inch gauge Bure Valley Railway, was the location for Alan's next pic. Pictured is 2-6-2 No.7 Spitfire leaving Wroxham for Aylsham, on 29th October 2016.

This next shot shows BR class '9F' 2-10-0, No.92203 Black Prince, waiting at Sheringham for Holt on the North Norfolk Railway. The pic is dated 29th October 2016.

Pic four from Alan shows Freightliner class 47, 47830 BEECHING'S LEGACY on a route learner at Golborne Junction. The route was Crewe - Bamfurlong Junction via Manchester; the date was 1st November 2016.

Next is Freightliner class 66, 66512 taken at Acton Bridge on 7th November 2016. The working was an empty 'binliner', running Runcorn Folly Lane - Brindle Heath.

Alan's sixth and seventh shots were also taken at Acton Bridge on the same date. Freightliner class 86, 86622, is pictured here with a Garston - Crewe Basford Hall working.

GBRf class 66, 66701 is shown with a LBT- Drax PS loaded biomass working - same date and location.

This eighth shot from Alan was taken at St Helens Junction on 9th November 2016. GBRf class 66, 66742 ABP Port of Immingham Centenary 1912-2012, is pictured with a Drax PS - LBT empty biomass working.

Next are two shots from Geoff Monks. This first one (number nine overall) was taken at Acton Bridge on 5th November 2016. Double heading DRS class 37s, 37603 and 37602 are  pictured on a Sellafield - Crewe spent nuclear fuel flasks working.

Also taken at the same location on the same date, was GBRf class 92, 92032 IMechE Railway Division, on a Garston - Crewe car transporter working.

David Quayle is up next with six pics, taken at the Severn Valley Railway. The first one features Hudswell Clarke, ex GWR 0-6-0 saddle tank loco, (earlier - Port Talbot & Docks Railway), No.813 at Bewdley on 4th November 2016; in a superb Autumnal setting. Ex GWR small prairie tank 2-6-2, No. 4566 is just visible behind.

The same loco, No.813, is up again in this shot at Bewdley, with a passenger service on the same date, 4th November 2016.

Pic number three from David shows small prairie No.4566 again, double heading with ex GWR 'Manor' class 4-6-0, No.7812 Erlestoke Manor, at Bewdley on 4th November 2016.

Taken at Highley on 4th November 2016 was the ex LMS 2-6-0 class 5MT 'crab' locomotive, No. 13065 (42765) on a passenger service.

Next up is ex GWR  "42xx" class 2-8-0 prairie tank No.4270 at Bewdley on the same date.

In this shot, number six from David, ex GWR "Manor" class 4-6-0 No.7812 Erlestoke Manor, is clearly visible between two other locos at Bewdley, on the same date. To the right is small prairie tank No.4566 (details above), and to the left is ex GWR 0-4-2 tank loco, No.1450.

Another six shots now follow from Jeff Nicholls. His first was taken at red bank and shows the "Wigan wagons for repair" working headed by DRS class 66, 66152. The pic is dated 9th November 2106.

Jeff's second shot shows  Freightliner class 66, 66562 at Fiddlers Ferry Marina on 11th November 2016. The working was coal from Ferrybridge.

Next is Feightliner class 66, 66622 at the same location by the Inn Crossing, with coal empties from FFPS to Ferrybridge on the same date.

Pic number four from Jeff features DRS class 66, 66426, at Bank Quay on one of the daily, Carlisle-Crewe engineers' workings.  Jeff took this pic at iso 6400. The pic is dated 2nd November 2016.

Another Freightliner class 66, 66544 is up next, heading a Coatbridge - Daventry intermodal working through a frosty Winwick, on 2nd November 2016.

Finally, Arriva class 67, 67003 is pictured at Bank Quay on a Manchester Piccadilly -  Llandudno service. The pic is dated 2nd November 2016. Another taken at iso 6400.

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