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ELR Spring Steam Gala

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by 49010, Mar 2, 2020.

  1. 49010

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    Far be it from me to start a thread.... but I can't see one for this 'un and it features the long-awaited (by me anyway) return to steam of ex-L&Y 0-6-0 saddle tank 752, aka 51456, on it's first fare-paying passenger train since 1982!:)

    http://www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk/events-activities/2020/3/spring-steam-gala.aspx

    It's also an excuse to re-acquaint myself with the Buffer Stops at Rawtenstall and the Trackside at Bury Bolton Street.

    Timetable for the 3 days below - no loco allocations as yet but I imagine they'll be available soon.

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    Fingers crossed the Metrolink will be running....:rolleyes:;)
     
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    Looking forward to visiting this event for rides and photos.

    Does anyone happen to know if all engines are facing North or are any facing Heywood?

    Many thanks
     
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    Nearly Everything facing Rawtenstall apart from 44871 which faces Heywood
     
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    Thanks
     
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    Is 51456 taking part in the E.L.R. winter gala on 6th to 8th march cos i looked on E.L.R. events page and its not rostered 4 the gala, so does 51456 need more running in then i presume?
     
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    It's the only photo on the page and the text below says...

    Enjoy intensive all steam passenger services during the event. The following locomotives have been confirmed:

    • Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Loco 752 running as 51456 - Her first fare paying passenger train since 1982, after a long restoration project
    • Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Class A 52322
    • Hunslet 2890 0-6-0 "Douglas"
    • West Country Class 34092 "City of Wells"
    • LMS Stanier Class 5 4-6-0 44871
    • BR Standard Class 4 2-6-4T 80097
    • MSC 32 "Gothenburg"
     
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    That list has been updated this morning.

    6412 from SDR now headlining and unfortunately no 34092.

    Andrew
     
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    With 6412 at the ELR, 4144 at the KWVR, 4612 at the NVR this weekend and 5526 at EARM next weekened, the GWR is spreading faster than coronavirus.
     
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    Timetables are available but no loco's yet:
    http://www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk/events-activities/2020/3/spring-steam-gala.aspx

    Slight problem with Saturday's T/T, the 08.45 express from Bury has no return working from Rawtenstall, it's going to be a bit cosy when the 09.30 from Bury arrives :D. I'm sure it will get corrected, first train should return from Rawtenstall 09.30 as the 1J52 I would think.
    Busy weekend with the KWVLR's event and the mainline steam at York Saturday, 46233/60009/70000.
     
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    Duchess isn’t planned out on the mainline this weekend.
     
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    Just noticed, you are correct, now a Class 47 on the return, thanks for the headsup.
     
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    Don’t forget 2857 and 4270 at the North Norfolk at the end of the month!
     
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    My pic of 52322 numbered as 52345 at the E.L.R. gala and 51456 at rawtenstall on the 1:30pm bury rawtenstall 20200306_140541.jpg
     
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    Just a couple of 44871 during a quick visit to Heywood this afternoon, plus, the things you see at the lineside! n1 a_1_1.jpg n2_1_1.jpg n3_1_1.jpg
     
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    Strange feel about the gala, a bit of Thomas weekend slipped in, diesel weekend blue coaches, improbable headboards and equally strange pairings.
    As Alan said, strange things on the lineside, awaiting a train on top of Brooksbottom tunnel we see a teenage girl and little dog (not on lead) walking across the viaduct from Summerseat and disappear into the tunnel, the train was only minutes away, don't know what the outcome was. Difficult day with the sun and regulator shut offs early, a few from today, Friday. P1120161.JPG P1120162.JPG P1120164.JPG P1120165.JPG P1120170.JPG P1120171.JPG P1120173.JPG P1120174.JPG P1120175.JPG
     
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    Few from day 1 of the gala and the night shoot before...

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    My latest footage, enjoy
     

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