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[May 10, 2023] ELR Summer Diesel Gala 29 June -1 July (ELR Bury)

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ELR Summer Diesel Gala 29 June -1 July
ELR Bury
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Posted By: Britfoamer
Start Date: May 10, 2023 03:00 PM
End Date: May 10, 2023 09:00 PM
Time Zone: Europe/London +01:00 BST
  1. Britfoamer

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    Details of the annual big diesel bash at Bury are on the ELR site, usual home fleet and two visitors so far, 26038 and 37403 from north of the Border, link below:

    https://www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk/events-activities/summer-diesel-gala/
     
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    Second Warship 821 Greyhound now replaces unavailable 26038 and 37403.
     
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    More visitors announced: 20305,37059, 40012 - shaping up rather nicely as usual!

    Visiting locomotives:

    • Class 20, 20305
    • Class 37, 37059
    • Class 40, 40012 “Aureol”
    • Class 42, D821 “Greyhound”
    ELR Diesel Home Fleet, including:

    • Class 14, D9531 “Ernest”
    • Class 24, D5054 “Phil Southern”
    • Class 25, 25279
    • Class 33, 33109 “Captain Bill Smith RNR”
    • Class 37, 37109
    • Class 40, D345
    • Class 42, D832 “Onslaught”
    • Class 45, 45108
    • Class 47, 47765
    • Class 50, 50015 “Valiant”
    • Classic DMU Services
    The unique and only surviving Class 28 ‘Co-Bo’ will be on static display at Bury throughout the event.
     
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    Keeping fingers crossed no rail strikes announced next week for that weekend, then i will buy gala tickets, as i am totally reliant on the railway to get there
     
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    Latest update indicates the welcome return of the Hymek D7076, in blue livery. No timetables yet, but they must be imminent.
     
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    Anymore information on timetables/rosters for this event yet ?
    TIA for any help………
     
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    40012 now pulled out of the line up.
     
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    A few shots from the opening day of the gala

     
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    If driving tomorrow, where’s the best place to park please? The website suggests Heywood but there’s fewer trains and a long evening gap. TIA
     
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    Try Heywood then towards the end of the day move car to Bury (free parking post 1800) either car parks or roadside .
     
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    Nipped down to the ELR at Heywood this lunchtime to see the two 'Warships', D821/832.

    1_1.jpg 2_1.jpg 3_1.jpg 4_1.jpg 5_1.jpg 6_1.jpg
     
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    thank you.

    I was on it. Both looked and sounded great. A really good day.

    7076 wasn’t running solo today, so I will have to go back for it. It’s been around 25 years.
     
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    Didn’t you get it at the SVR a few years ago Patrick? I think I’ve mentioned this before but in 2011 my Dad and I had a very impressive run behind it between Bury and Ramsbottom, every now and again when one of us feels a bit deflated the other one will say ‘remember that day behind the Hymek’ it usually raises a smile :)
     
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    I’m afraid not. The last time I can recall it was on the ELR in the 1990s :-o
     
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    A little late, been on my jollies in the Lakes, my contribution, a few from Friday before the rain sent me home, P1160421.JPG P1160422.JPG P1160424.JPG P1160426.JPG P1160427.JPG P1160431.JPG P1160437.JPG P1160438.JPG P1160439.JPG P1160445.JPG and some from Saturday before departing for Keswick.
     
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    Just as a footnote, turn the clock back 50 years to Bristol Bath Road depot and here are the Warships from the ELR diesel gala in their final croaks. 72-006 001.jpg 71-002 001.jpg
     
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