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Monday, 26 February 2018

Traction from NW, NE and London

Today's post, 26 February 2018, features sixteen pics from three contributors.
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The first eight pics are from Jeff Nicholls.  The pacer, 142 050, in his first shot is depicted at Shildon Station, on a Bishop Auckland - Saltburn service. A superb winter scene taken on 18 January 2018.

Jeff's second shot shows class 47, 47749 in Colas livery, but now owned possibly by GBRf (?), at Culcheth on 22 January 2018.It is hauling an ex LMS Inspection Saloon from the ELR to Mossend Yard.

Next is Colas class 56, 56087, towing a bogie Tarmac wagon and a 'dead' Colas class 60, 60056. The working was Carlisle - Metro Cammell, Washwood Heath. The pic is dated 25 January 2018; the location was Winwick.

A DB Class 66, 66113, still sporting EWS livery is pictured next passing through Crosfields Works on 4 January 2018. The working was Ditton - Arpley Yard.

Pic five from Jeff shows DB class 66, 66133, on an Avonmouth - Clitheroe empty cement tanks working, nearing Bank Quay on 11 January 2018.

Freightliner class 66, 66595 is up next, taken in superb lighting at Latchford Sidings, on 11 January 2018. The empty coal working was FFPS - Newport.

Taken at Frodsham Viaduct on 24 January 2018, Jeff's seventh pic features DB class 67, 67015 heading a Holyhead - Manchester passenger service.

The final pic from Jeff shows class 91 91106, entering Darlington Station on a cold, snowy day on 18 January 2018. The passenger service was Kings Cross-Edinburgh Waverley.

The next five shots are from Geoff  Monks. His first depicts Freightliner class 66, 66536, just north of Hartford Junction on a Runcorn - Brindle Heath empty 'binliner' working. The pic is dated 2 February 2018.

Next is DB class 66, 66001, photographed a short distance north of the previous picture, on the same date, heading a Halewood (Jaguar) - Southampton vehicles transporter working.

Double heading Freightliner class 86 electrics, 86627 and 86604 are up next heading a Garston - Crewe container working. The date and  location are the same as immediately above.

Pic number four from Geoff shows a class 66, in Royal Scotsman livery, on a Liverpool Biomass Terminal - Drax PS working on 2 February 2018.

Geoff's final shot was taken at Winwick on 2 February 2018. Pictured is Freightliner class 66, 66610 on a Hardendale - Tunstead working.

Mark Tombs has sent in our final three shots. His first features a Kings Cross scene from 21 February 2018. Pictured is a Virgin Trains line up of classes 43, 90 and 91.

Next, above, are two pics taken at Regents Canal, Kings Cross district, on the same date, 21 February 2018. On the left is class 395 'Javelin' 395 009 and on the right, another 'Javelin', 395 028.

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