Tuesday, 24 April 2007

Film 6 - 1967 A day to Birkenhead via Chester

I have mistakenly used a squeegy to dry the film and unfortunately it has left marks.
Ho-hum, we all learn by our mistakes
When you have finished looking at my shots, please use the link opposite to view extra things of interest.A shot from the window of the DMU taking me to Chester.
I went to Birkenhead that day (on my own) just to see the Crabs.
A general view of Chester shed.
A 9F runs light engine near Chester
70004 and Crab 42942 together at Birkenhead shed
A Jinty on a pick-up freight at Chester
Above - Britannia 70009 Alfred the Great
Below - Britannia 70004 William Shakespeare

A Standard 2-6-0 stands at Chester Central
The following shots are back on home ground.

45675 Hardy at Saltaire. Hirst Wood signal box is on the right just beyond the bridge. Listen to John Marsh's recording by following the link shown at the top of the page.

Jubilee 45694 Bellerophon at Bradford Exchange station.
Bellerophon approaches Mill Lane

Friday, 6 April 2007

Film 5. 35026 visits York. 22 October 1966.

A day in York to record the visit of 35026 'Lamport & Holt Line'. The first time I ever saw a Bulleid Pacific

35026 and K1 62012 on York shed (62012 seems to feature on most of my films, yet the only K1 I remember all these years on is the now preserved 62005.

4472 'Flying Sotsman' also saw duty on the railtour that day.
4472 Takes over from the MN.
60019 'Bittern' has just been bought for preservation and rests inside York shed. (now the NRM)

It seems every film has at least one shot of a Black 5 at Saltaire.
44857 on the Heysham Parcels.
48148 drifts south past Saltaire on a loose freight
WD 8F 90642 at Heaton Lodge Junction near Mirfield.

York 9F inside the shed at Mirfield.
48106 with snowplough passes through Brighouse - not Mirfield as originally thought, (thanks John)