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East Lancs Railway

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by forty, Oct 23, 2016.

  1. black5

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    There was a Gruffalo themed family fun weekend on at the Transport Museum, so presume it was on as a buggie van (same happens during Thomas and Santa's).
     
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    martin1656 Nat Pres stalwart Friend

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    Timeless, apart from the kids clothing, but it could so have been taken anytime from the 1960's to today,
     
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    Hi Alan - interested to learn they wanted your magazines, last time I asked at Bolton Street a few years back, they weren't interested. Times have changed, I wish to rid myself of Railway Mag/Railway World/Steam Railway and others. I will have an sortie to Rawtenstall this weekend
     
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    If ELR aren't interested, I've found the VCT at Ingrow West a welcoming home for surplus magazines
     
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    It's actually the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Trust who operate the magazine sales as far as I'm aware. I am a member and delivered a load of books there last weekend. It proves a nice little earner BTW.
     
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    Are you sure about that as the VCT website https://www.vintagecarriagestrust.org/magazines.htm says make cheques payable to VCT? I've donated something like 2000 magazines including full sets in binders to the VCT and they were always very appreciative.
    Ray.
     
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    I stand corrected.... I've always given stuff to the L&Y Rly Trust..maybe it's joint....anyhow it earns money...
     
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    I think there's a bit of confusion creeping in. The L&Y Trust are on the ELR, not on the KWVR where the VCT are based.
     
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    The L & Y Trust have locos based at the ELR. They also have Pug 51218 and restored L & Y carriages based at the KWVR.
     
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    The L&Y Rly Trust are headquatered at Oxenhope. They loan out their locos/carriages to whoever...
     
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    Hi Harold, they were over the moon when I told them what I had. There were 5 cardboard boxes of magazines, mostly Steam World, some Steam Railway, the odd Modern
    Railways and some Trains Illustrated dating from the 1950s/60s. Two of the station staff helped to carry them in and said they would distribute them throughout the railway.
    So I assume the shops at Ramsbottom and Bolton St at Bury would get some and maybe the museum at Bury.
     
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    Wouldn’t it be nice if they got it running again.
     
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    You can’t say WIBN on here Ian, you’ll upset someone on Hayling Island… ;)
     
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    Wasn't 2500 one of the ones the NRM would consider allowing restoration for if someone came up with a plan and a couple of barrows of fivers?
     
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    The Vintage Carriage Trust are based at Ingrow on the KWVR, just down from the Bahamas Locomotive Society 'Engine Shed', they accept and raise funds from a massive range of recycled books and magazines.
     
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    Shoeburyness shed was 13D in LMS days.
     
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    2 x 13 = 26, add a D and that's just about right :D!
     
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    I believe it was something 45690’s owner wanted to return to action during their time at York.
    If there’s a non disclosure agreement from one of those parties why will I not be surprised?
     
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    There were plans to overhaul her for use on York NRM - Shildon shuttles, after the trial trips a few years ago, done by Princess Elizabeth & Olton Hall, IIRC. It was interesting to arrive directly into NRM South Yard from Shildon.

    However, a change of policy by the SMG seemingly put paid to that. A shame, because that sort of thing would have been ideal for 2500.

    Mark
     
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