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Tuesday, 2 December 2014

More from Preserved Railways

As the title describes this post, 2nd December 2014, features several more shots from the Autumn Preserved Railway Galas.


First up are two pics from Bevan Price.  His first shows GBRf class 66, 66749 on an Ironbridge - LBT biomass working at Huyton, on 28th November 2014.

Number two from Bevan depicts two DRS class 20's topping and tailing a Rail Head Treatment Train (RHTT). At the head is 20303 with 20304 on the rear. The location was Brough in Yorkshire and the date, 1st November 2014.

The next shot has been sent in by Geoff Monks. Pictured is 'Northern Belle' liveried class 47, 47790 Galloway Princess leaving Bolton on 20th November 2014 with a Buckshaw Parkway - Manchester Victoria Christmas 'Special'. The train was for Christmas shoppers, operated by Northern Rail using hired DRS stock. On the tail was DRS class 47, 47818.

The following four shots are from Jeff Nicholls. The first is a Pendolino shot taken at Bank Quay on 18th November 2014; 390 034 was on a Euston - Glasgow service.

Jeff's second pic is of DRS class 47, 47818 again; same Christmas shopping 'Special' as above but taken at Preston on the same date, 29th November 2014.  Class 47, 47790 was up front.

The same 'Special again is pictured next from Jeff with 47790 at the head passing through Lostock Station near Bolton. 47818 on the rear. The date was the same, 29th November 2014.

Next is a preserved class 40 from Jeff, simply numbered 345. The working was Southport - Saltburn and the location was Ladybridge, near Bolton.

Colin Platt has sent in the next four shots taken at the NYMR recently. First up is a shot taken at Waters Ark (just before Goathland) on 27th September 2014. Pictured is Gresley 'Streak' 4-6-2 No.60007 Sir Nigel Gresley, on a passenger service.

Next from Colin is the back end of the same train with ex Lambton Hetton & Joicey Collieries' 0-6-2T locomotive hard at work pushing. The date was obviously, the same

Colin's third shot features the Churchward '2800' class 2-8-0 No.2807 visiting the NYMR from the Gloucester Warwickshire Railway (GWR). The occasion was the GWR themed Gala which also featured a 'Castle' (No.5029 Nunney Castle) and a class '1500' pannier tank (No.1501). The location was approaching Goathland and the date, 27th September 2014.

The '2800' class 2-8-0 is again featured in Colin's fourth shot taken at Goathland Station on 2nd November 2014. Also in the pic is the ELR class 25, D7628  Sybilla arriving with a service from Pickering. The pic is dated 2nd October 2014.

The final three shots are from David Quayle's visits to two Preserved Railways. Gresley 'Streak' No.60009 Union of South Africa is up first heading a Parcels Charter on the ELR. The location was Ramsbottom and the date, 15th October 2010.

Next from David is a busy shed scene on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway at Haworth. The pic is dated 11th October 2014 and David was up very early in the morning for the shot.

Finally, two Gresley 'Streaks' are featured in this ELR shot from David - 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley on the left and 60009 Union of South Africa waiting in Bury Station, on the right. The pic is dated 18th October 2014.

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