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Friday, 25 August 2017

Pot pouree of traction

Today's post, 25th August 2017, features 24 pics sent in by four contributors. Many types of rail traction are described, therein.


First up are six pics from Geoff Monks. Number one shows Freightliner class 66, 66567, on the new deviation at Norton Bridge. The working was a Southampton - Garston intermodal on 15 August 2017.

Next is GBRf class 66, 66745 Modern Railways, The First 50 Years, at the same location, on a Toton - Crewe engineers' working on 15 August 2017.

A Berkeley - Crewe nuclear working (single flask) is up next from Geoff taken at the same location on the same date. DRS class 57s, 57306 Her Majesty's Railway Inspectorate 175 and 57302 Chad Varah are double heading.

Next is the ex L&YR class 27, 0-6-0 tender locomotive No.52322 bringing in empty stock to Bury Station for a Heywood service. The pic is dated 19 August 2017.

The above loco is featured again, on the same date, in the next two shots from Geoff.  In this shot No.52322 is pictured taking on water at Rawtenstall.

In this shot the same loco is shown leaving Bury with a service to Rawtenstall.

Four photographs now follow from Bevan Price. First up is Colas Rail Freight class 60, 60026, at Horton-in-Ribblesdale, on 26 June 2017. The working was the Carlisle - Chirk logs.

Next is a Dumfries shot taken on 28 June 2017. Depicted is GBRf class 66,66728 Institute of Railway Operators, with a Dollands Moor - Irvine china clay tanks working.

Pic three from Bevan features two separate workings headed by class 37s. The left working headed by DRS class 37, 37425 Sir Robert McAlpine/Concrete Bob is a Carlisle - Barrow service out of the station. This service is passing Colas Rail class 37, 37421 on a test train, in the siding. The pic is dated 30 June 2017.

Bevan's fourth and final pic shows Class 43, 43162, leading a HST at Moreton - in - Marsh on 8 July 2017. The service was Hereford - Paddington (rear power car unidentified).

The next eight shots are from Jeff Nicholls.  The first three, below, were all taken at the DRS Open Day in Carlisle on 22 July 2017. The line-up of class 68s featured an example in each DRS livery.
Depicted are class 37, 37259 (L) - class 88, 88008 (R) - class 68s, 68026, 68001, 68012 and 68006 (C).

 Pic 4, below, from Jeff depicts Stanier, ex LMS 'Jubilee' class 4-6-0, No.45690, Leander, heading the 'North Wales Coast Express' over the Sankey Viaduct, on 23 July 2017.

The next three shots were taken on the narrow gauge, Welshpool and Llanfair Railway.  The first shot above, was taken at Castle Careinon on 30 July 2017. The second shot was taken just outside Welshpool on 1 August 2017. The 0-6-0T loco No.823, in both shots, was heading the 'Vintage Train' in the pic on the left. No.823 is actually No.2, The Countess, but currently liveried in 1930's GWR livery.

The third W&LR shot, taken on 30 July  2017, was also at Castle Careinon. The 0-6-0T loco No.822 (ex No.1) The Earl, in black livery,  is to the fore.
Both locos No.1 and No.2 (GWR/BR No's 822 and 823) were built in 1902 by Beyer Peacock.

Jeff's final shot was taken at Llangollen on 1 August 2017. Featured is outside cylinder pannier tank No.1501, a visitor from the SVR.

The last six shots in this post are from Mark Tombs - all taken on 5 August 2017. Taken at or near  Blackpool and Preston, Mark describes the area as "multiple unit heaven". His first two (below) are from Preston - this one (L) shows a Manchester airport service - a 'Pennine Desiro' DMU class 185, 185 119. His second (R) features a Northern Rail 'Pacer' DMU, 142 class - 142 001 - with a service to Colne.

Pic number three at Preston shows EMU class 319, 319 361 with a Preston - Liverpool South Parkway service.

This fourth shot from Mark was taken at Blackpool South. Depicted is a Northern Rail 'Sprinter' class 150 - 150 203 - from Colne.

Mark's penultimate shot shows a Northern Rail 'Express Sprinter' class 158 - 158 757 passing Poulton No.3 signal box with a Blackpool North - York service.

Completing this post is another NR class 150 - 150 270 - leaving Kirkham & Wesham with a Colne - Blackpool South service.

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