This post, the last one for this year, 23rd December 2016, features eighteen photographs from three contributors.
WINWICK AND BEYOND
First up are five shots from Alan Rigby. His first shows DBS class 67, 67010 at Winwick on 29th November 2016. The working was Manchester Piccadilly - Holyhead.
EWS (DBS) class 66, 66107 is next, in Alan's second shot. The location was Winwick, the date was 29th November 2016 and the working was Knowsley Freight Terminal - Wilton EFW.
Next are double heading DBS class 90s - 90040 and 90035 - on a Mossend - Daventry intermodal, through Winwick, on the same date as above.
Pic number four from Alan features a Rail Head Treatment Train, DR98904, working Wigan LIP - Wigan LIP through St Helens Junction. The pic is dated 2nd December 2016.
Alan's last shot of DBS class 60, 60100 was taken at St Helens Junction on 2nd December 2016. The working was Seaforth - Tinsley empty steel wagons.
The following fours shots are from Bevan Price. First up are double heading Stanier 'Black Fives', 4-6-0s, Nos 44871 and 45407 at Roodee Junction, Chester. They were heading a tour from Bristol on 18th November 2016.
Next is EWS (DBS) class 66, 66165, pictured at Wigan Wallgate with a Knowsley - Wilton 'binliner' - taken on 8th November 2016.
Pic three from Bevan features Stanier 'Princess' class 4-6-2, No. (4)6201 Princess Elizabeth. In the picture she is arriving at Worcester Shrub Hill with a tour from Rainham (Kent) on 29th October 2016.
Bevan's fourth and final shot was of the same working at the opposite end of the station. Note the superb signals.
Nine shots from Jeff Nicholls conclude this post. A Network Rail class 150 unit, 150 001, was working through Winwick on 7th December 2016. The working was Blackpool - Derby.
The Royal Mail 325 set was photographed on Dutton Viaduct on 29th November 2016. It was an empty working, from Crewe to Warrington Mail Centre.
Frodsham Viaduct was the setting for Jeff's third pic taken on 10th December 2016. DBS class 60, 60044 Dowlow, was heading the 'Marches and Moors' rail-tour from Euston to Derby.
EWS (DBS) class 66, 66034 was on the low level line at Bank Quay, working light engine from Arpley to Halewood. The pic is dated 1st December 2016.
Jeff's fifth shot features Freightliner class 66, 66620 in Crosfields on a Ferrybridge - Fiddlers Ferry working. The pic is dated 29th November 2016.
GBRf class 66, 66701 was photographed on 29th November 2016 at it crossed Dutton Viaduct with Liverpool - Drax biomass working.
Next from Jeff is GBRf class 66, 66742 ABP Port of Immingham Centenary 1912-2012, taken at Acton Bridge Station on 10th December 2016. The working was Drax - Seaforth biomass empties.
Pic number eight from Jeff shows DBS class 67, 67010, on a Manchester - Holyhead service, with Crosfields Works providing the exhaust steam effect. The pic is dated 29th November 2016.
The final shot from Jeff and for 2016, was taken on 29th November 2016 and features Freightliner class 86, 86608, at Acton Bridge. The working was a Garston - Crewe intermodal.
MAY I TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO THANK ALL OUR CONTRIBUTORS, AND TO WISH THEM AND OUR VIEWERS, A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR.