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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 30th October, 2017)

Freight Train


Freight Train
Freight Train on the Liverpool line.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic TZ100)
Views: 2,845

Comment by: alan on 30th October 2017 at 00:02

Lovely locomotive, but what a scruffy bridge.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 30th October 2017 at 08:30

This is what's known as the "Bin Liner" train from Knowsley Freight Terminal to Wilton.

Comment by: Garry on 30th October 2017 at 09:17

The bridge is alright, it's the Graffiti yobs that spoil it.

Comment by: Garry on 30th October 2017 at 09:37

EWS English Welsh and Scottish railway now taken over by DB Schenker. This is a Freightliner class 66, built for heavy freight.
Goods on our railway are getting less and less and road haulage getting bigger and bigger, I personally would like to see more freight on the rails.

Comment by: Anne on 30th October 2017 at 09:59

Never knew what EWS was. Always associated those letters with wartime EWS.

Comment by: Maurice on 30th October 2017 at 10:17

One comes past us most days,we call it Dusty Bin,it's taking waste from Manchester.

Comment by: Poet on 30th October 2017 at 12:40

That bloke . He isn't is he?

Comment by: Alex on 30th October 2017 at 13:58

Location please Mick.

Comment by: Mick on 30th October 2017 at 16:23

Alex its on the Liverpool railway line where it goes over the Leeds Liverpool canal in Wigan
You cant miss the bridge, its the rusty one with Gregzy written on it.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 30th October 2017 at 18:09

Just past 7 Stars heading West along the canal.

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 30th October 2017 at 19:47

The wartime EWS was Emergency Water Supply, available for fire-fighting.

Comment by: Alex on 30th October 2017 at 20:07

Cheers Mick and Dave (OY). I know now.

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 30th October 2017 at 21:33

Garry, the business previously known as DB Schenker Rail UK, has now officially become DB Cargo UK.

http://uk.dbcargo.com/rail-uk-en/News_Media/news/10867046/new_brand.html

Comment by: Anne on 30th October 2017 at 21:48

Neil, it was the EWS on the train I didn't know about. Everyone of my generation knew what the wartime EWS stood for

Comment by: Garry on 31st October 2017 at 08:54

Yes you're right Neil.

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 31st October 2017 at 18:37

Anne, I thought you probably did, that's why I didn't put your name in the comment and made it general for others who might not have known.

Comment by: Lynne on 2nd November 2017 at 15:16

That goods train is another imported product. We gave the world the railways and we're now having to buy foreign. Crazy!

Comment by: Howard P on 6th November 2017 at 00:24

Lynne I suspect your car is a imported product.

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