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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Thirteen shots from Three Contributors

Thirteen pics for this post, 28th March 2017, sent in by just three contributors.


First five are from Jeff Nicholls.  To start with, this shot of Fowler/Stanier 'Royal Scot' class 4-6-0, No.46115 Scots Guardsman, was taken at Winwick on 22nd March 2017. The working was Preston - Shrewsbury on a 'Special' that originated at Dumfries.

Next is Class 47, 47815, working Derby-Carlisle through Winwick, on 22nd march 2017. Note the two barrier coaches.

Jeff's third pic features a GBRf double header of class 66, 66728 Institution of Railway Operators and class 92, 92032 IMechE Railway Division,  at Winwick on 22nd March 2017. The working was the 'silver bullets' (china clay). Jeff adds that the 66 takes over from the 92 at Carlisle.

Both pics 4 and 5 pic from Jeff were taken on the L&MR on 16th March 2017. The first shows Stanier 'Black Five' No.45407 working from the ELR to Southall and passing Huskisson's memorial at Parkside.

Jeff's fifth and final shot is of the Huskisson Memorial, as it is seen today.

Geoff Monks has sent in the next four pics, the first two taken at Heck Ings, on the Knottingley - Goole line. His first shows DB class 66, 66030 with a Humber International - Drax P.S. coal working, on 9th March 2017.

Geoff's second is of GBRf class 66, 66765 with a Tyne Coal Terminal - Drax P.S. working on the same date.

Double heading DB class 90s, 90024 and 90040 are featured next, with a Mossend - Daventry intermodal taken at Acton Bridge, on 15th March 2017.

Also taken at Acton Bridge on the same date, was class 47, 47815, taking ex-Thameslink 319s, 219 and 218 from  Allerton to Long Marston, for storage.

The final four pics are from Bevan Price. His first was taken at the GCR on 28th January 2017. Pictured are double heading locos - ex SR 'Q' class 0-6-0 tender loco, No.30541 and ex SR 'King Arthur' class  4-6-0, No.30777 Sir Lamiel - approaching Ropley.

Bevan's second pic was taken at Mossley Hill on 15th March 2017. Featured is class 47, 47815 again, towing the class 319s as seen above, from Allerton to Long Marston.

Pic number three shows a new DRS class 88, 88002, at Thatto Heath on a probable driver training exercise, today, 28th Mrach 2017.

Bevan's fourth pic was taken on the Ribble Steam Railway on 25th March 2017. The Diesel Gala featured Colas class 60, 60047 at Riverside Walk, with class 03, D3148, at the rear.

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