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East Lancs Diesel Gala 8th-10th July

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by Captain Fantastic, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. Britfoamer

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    Full timetable complete with loco's now on line:
    http://www.elrdiesel.info/documents/July Diesel Gala 2016 v1.0.pdf
    Interesting line up of geriatric paraffin cans, just need a touch of sunshine to make it another great weekend on the ELR.
     
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    I think they rather blew it when they held the all Deltic weekend a bit back, I agree it would have been good to have one (or two - see picture below!). P1050152.JPG
     
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    Interestingly, whilst the ELR diesel group (and timetable) are advertising the event as 8/9/10 July, the ELR web site is saying 15/16/17 July. I guess the former is correct but I would expect he ELR to have corrected this if it's been wrong for a while. Unless it has been moved back a week at short notice?
     
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    Its this weekend 8-10 July
    16/17 is Raise the Roof event.
     
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    Weather doesn't appear to have read the script, Met Office saying some rain on all 3 days, lot for Saturday, looks like the riding day this year.
     
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    It has been corrected this morning.
     
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    Worth a trundle over from the coast for one or more days :)
     
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    Yes, I will more than likely 'trundle' myself. Be nice to see the old 'Warship'.:)
     
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    Had a nice couple of hours at Irwell Vale this afternoon after shopping.
    The rain held off and the sun put in a brief appearance.
    56006 was on the 'Peak's roster for some reason. For anyone going over the weekend, Saturday's forecast is dire! Sunday, a little better with sun and showers.
    A heads up for anyone making for Irwell Vale on Sunday, there are roadworks and I saw a sign saying the road would be closed from 0800 to 1600. Not sure if there is another way in, so beware.

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    45 was delayed at Heywood by a points issue.Trains top and tail to Heywood as a result tomorrow .
     
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    Cheers for that Alan, planning for Sunday...will park @ Rawtenstall and take the train I think!
     
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    There are, just not by road, so I'd recommend wellies or a good set of boots and walking in, either from Ewood Bridge, Helmshore or Stubbins
     
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    A few of my shots from Friday, as said "full" dull for the morning, lucky if you got the sun in the afternoon. A variety of the day's loco's. P1010165.JPG P1010167.JPG P1010169.JPG P1010172.JPG P1010175.JPG P1010177.JPG P1010187.JPG P1010190.JPG
     
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    A bit late for the thanks to all who made this weekend what I regard as the premier diesel event of the year, look forward to the Autumn event.
    A selection of shots from Sunday, rain effectively stopped play for me late in the afternoon, I have included the Hydraulics in a down pour! P1010198.JPG P1010202.JPG P1010206.JPG P1010207.JPG P1010210.JPG P1010212.JPG P1010220.JPG P1010221.JPG
     

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