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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:04 am 
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The LNWR Society with the collaboration of the Facebook Group ‘Colourising Railways’ have launched a competition to find the best colourised b&w photograph portraying a LNWR period subject (see below for list). The competition was launched on 7th February 2018 with the competition closing on 30th April 2018.

Candidates may submit as many photographs as they wish in one or more categories. The categories are:
a) locomotives, with or without a train attached
b) rolling stock including railcars
c) miscellaneous items, including infrastructure, horse drawn or mechanically powered road transport, and personnel in uniform

Candidates may submit images from their own collection or another source of negatives and photographs* or, if they wish, use photographs from the LNWR Society’s collection which are shown in an album of the Colourising Railways Facebook Page.

The cropping of photographs to remove background images of poor definition is acceptable as is the practice of removing any flaws or other item which detracts from the original black and white photograph. If required, the black and white image can be manipulated to obtain better degrees of sharpness, contrast and definition.

Each category will have a winner with second and third place also being recognised. The winner of each category will receive a trophy and certificate and automatically be entered in to the overall winner category. The competition panel may enter up to two further entries to the overall winner category as ‘wild cards’. The overall winner will be chosen by the Trustees of the Society.

The overall winner will be awarded a trophy, certificate and be made a member of the Society with the Society forgoing the membership fees for the first year. Runners up of each category will receive a certificate. Runners up for the overall winner category will receive a trophy and certificate. Winners and runners up will also receive selected LNWR Society publications

Entries may be submitted as soon as the competition is open and will be displayed on the LNWR Society’s Forum and Facebook Page’s Album so that the album can be shared en-masse to other Facebook Pages. At periods throughout the competition submitted work displayed on the Society’s Facebook Album will be shared to other Facebook pages. Candidates may promote their work and solicit votes in advance of the closure of the competition.

All the entries will be posted on the LNWR Society Facebook Page and the LNWR Society forum by 1st May 2018. Followers of the Facebook Page and members of the Society can then register their vote up to midnight GMT on 15th May 2018. The total of each will be added together to identify the winners and runners up as outlined above. The decision of the competition committee is final.

* Please note it is a condition of the competition that all colourised photographs entered may be used by the LNWR Society as part of their publicity for this competition as well as to promote the Society in general. The applicant must therefore submit a JPEG file with a minimum scan of 300 dpi in order for it to be used on printed matter.

The colourist retains full copyright of their image if they supply the black and white scanned image and may use their colourised image for commercial purposes. Coloured images using Society scans remain the copyright of the Society but may also be used by the colourist commercially provided written agreement has been sought in advance and received from the Society’s Secretary.

It is our intention this will become an annual competition.

The launch of this competition has three objectives. The first is to target a very different type of railway enthusiast and, by having three separate categories, encourage them to engage with more than just locomotives. The second objective is to try to provide the Society with good quality coloured photographic material for use in marketing as well as in publications. The third objective is to demonstrate to both members and the wider world, the vigour and ambition of the Society going forward.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:40 pm 
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No 1 Entry - Three-ton Foden Steam Lorry
Colourisation by Steven Lomas

A close up of the three ton Foden steam lorry bearing fleet No 8A and the registration number M9699 built in July 1918. The lorry is in lined black livery with the LNWR crest on the side in front of the cab and was photographed whilst part of a parade of LNWR vehicles in Birmingham arranged to recruit women to the railway service. The girls are in their Sunday best and are standing beneath a banner stating 'We clean the engines' so its presumed the girls are cleaners at one of the nearby sheds. The building behind is the side of the original L & B station.

No 2 Entry - Webb 2-4-2T No 388
Colourisation by Mark Judd

LNWR Webb 2-4-2 Tank Engine No 338 blows off at the head of it's train whilst GWR 2-4-0 32xx Class No: 3240 is turned. The first one has a rouge filter applied, the other is natural. Which one do you prefer? Not sure of the date, but suspect early 1900s.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:32 pm 
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Ex-LNWR 0-8-0 G1 class No 9263 is seen on the up slow line passing over Newbold Troughs at the head of a goods train circa 1930s. Built at Crewe works in September 1914 No 9263 remained in service until March 1949 when it was withdrawn from Springs Branch shed in Wigan to be scrapped by Crewe works.

Photograph Real Photos: - Colourisation by Tony Poole


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:37 pm 
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Society Photograph LNWWA0132 Colourised by Stephen Arrandale


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