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Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Fifteen shots from Three Contributors

Today's post, 27 March 2018, features fifteen shots taken from throughout the north west, including Winwick.

NOTE Some contributors are still using my old email address. I cannot respond to this address anymore nor download photographs. Please resend your pics to the above address which has been repeatedly emphasized in recent posts.


Bevan Price has sent in the first 6 pics. His first was shot at Bamber Bridge and shows DRS class 37s - 37069 and 37259 - with a railtour to Carlisle. The pic is dated 17 February 2018.

His next was shot at Rainford Junction on 8 March 2018. Depicted is DB class 66, 66114 with a Knowsley - Wilton 'binliner' working.

Next, the location was Ingrow (K&WVR) and the date, 13 March 2018. Pictured is Webb 'Coal Tank' No.1054 with a demonstration freight train.

The same Heritage Railway on the same date, but a different loco, is next. Ex BR 'Standard' class '7' 4-6-2, No.70013 Oliver Cromwell, is pictured approaching Oxenhope Station.

Taken on 20 March 2018, Bevan's fifth shot was taken locally at Winwick. Colas Rail class 60, 60095, is shown on an empty tanks working from Preston Docks to Long Marston.

Ex SR Bulleid 'Merchant Navy' class 4-6-2 , No.35018 British India Line, is pictured on 21 March 2018 at Winwick, with the 'Salopian Express'. The 'Special' was working Barrow-Shrewsbury. WCRC class 66, 66760, was on the rear.

Geoff Monks has sent in a similar shot from the same location, on the same date. Geoff adds that 35018 worked the Carnforth - Shrewsbury - Carnforth legs.

The following eight pics are from Jeff Nicholls. His first shows ex SR, Bulleid 'WC' class 4-6-2, No.34092 City of Wells, leaving Ramsbottom on the ELR. The passenger service was to Rawtenstall during the Spring Steam Gala.  Jeff adds that the loco lived up to its 'Volcano' nickname. The pic is dated 3 March 2018.

Next from Jeff, is the same 'Salopian Express' working, as pictured above. This one was taken at Twelve Arches, climbing out of Bank Quay. Is it the first 'MN' for Warrington?

Ex LMS Stanier 'Jubilee' class 4-6-0, No.45699 Galatea is up next, climbing Miles Platting Bank out of Manchester, with 'The Pennine Limited'. The pic is dated 3 March 2018.

The East Lancs Steam Gala was again the location for Jeff's fourth shot, taken at Summerseat on 3 March 2018. Ex LNER 'A4' class 4-6-2, No.60009 Union of South Africa, is pictured on a passenger service to Heywood.

Frodsham Viaduct was the location for Jeff's fifth shot, taken on 7 February 2018. Pictured is DB class 66, 66096 with an empty sand working from Ince and Elton to Arpley Yard.

 GBRf (in MSC livery) class 66, 66709 Sorrento, is pictured on 20 March 2018 at Culcheth, with a Drax - Liverpool empty biomass working.

Freightliner class 86, 86605 is pictured at Bank Quay on 7 February 2018, in Jeff's seventh shot. The loco is in the Down Goods Loop, having failed. The vertical format suits the picture admirably.

Jeff's last, but not least shot was taken at Newcastle Station on 15 February 2018. Depicted is East Coast Trains class 91, 91111, just arrived from Kings Cross. The loco is in a 'For the Fallen' livery reskin.

Jeff has recently sent in a 'golden oldie' taken at Winwick c1999. It is Rebuilt 'Merchant Navy' class No.35005 Canadian Pacific, in BR blue passenger livery.  Pic added to the blog on 1 April 2018.

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