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Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Fog and Snow at the ELR

Today's post, 21st January 2015, comprises eighteen pics from five contributors, including several taken at the recent winter Gala at the East Lancashire Railway.


Jeff Nicholls is first up with his shots from a murky ELR. First is the ex GWR Collett 0-6-2 tank engine No.5643, light engine,  taken at Ramsbottom on 19th January 2015.

Next is Jeff's shot of ex BR 'Standard' class '4' 2-6-4, No.80080, leaving Summerseat with a Heywood - Rawtenstall service. The pic is dated 19th January 2015.

The third shot from Jeff was taken from the guards van on a demonstration freight train hauled by No.5643 again. The class 40 in the pic is D335 (40135). The date was 19th January 2015.

Jeff's last pic shows the Gresley class 'K4' 2-6-0, No.61994 The Great Marquess, arriving at Irwell Vale in a snow covered landscape. The service was Heywood - Rawtenstall and the date, 19th January 2015.

Alan Rigby has sent in the following four pics all taken on his recent visit to Yorkshire. First up is GBRf class 66, 66740 Sarah taken at Burn level crossing on 19th January 2015. The working was Selby - Felixstowe.

Next is a shot of GBRf class 66, 66725 SUNDERLAND taken at Sudforth Lane. The working was Tyne Dock - Drax biomass and the date, 19th January 2015.

The third shot from Alan is of Freightliner class 66, 66621, at Whitley Bridge Station on 19th January 2015.

Next, from Alan, is GBRf class 66, 66703 Doncaster PSB 1981-2002, taken at Whitley Bridge Station on 19th January 2015. The working was Doncaster Decoy - Drax.

The next two shots are from Ieuan Wood. GBRf class 66, 66749 is up first on a Tuebrook - Ironbridge working. The location was Lea Green and the date, 18th January 2015.

This one, from Ieuan again,  features GBRf class 66, 66708 Jayne, on a Northwich - LBT move. The location was Rainhill and the date, 11th January 2015.

David Wood has sent in the next three pics. His first was taken at Arpley on 13th January 2015 and shows diesel shunter class 08, 08632 and DBS class 60, 60100.

David's second shot was taken at Acton Bridge on 29th December 2014. Depicted is Freightliner class 90, 90049 with a container working.

The third shot from David was also taken at Acton Bridge on the same date, 29th December 2014. Pictured is GBRf class 66, 66753 on an Ironbridge working.

The final five shots in this post are from David Quayle. First up is a shot from Irwell Vale taken on 18th January 2015. Two locos are pictured ex L&YR class '27', 0-6-0 tender locomotive, of John Aspinall No.12322 (BR 52322) and ex LMS Hughes/Fowler 2-6-0 'Crab', No.13065 (BR 42765).

Next is a pic of two Stanier 'Black Fives' No's 44871 and 45407 The Lancashire Fusilier at Bury on 18th January 2015. The bunker of Collett 0-6-2 tank No.5643 is pictured on the left.

Ex LMS Hughes/Fowler 2-6-0 'Crab', No.13065 (BR 42765) is pictured next at the signal gantry at Ramsbottom on 18th January 2015.

Ex L&YR class '27', 0-6-0 tender locomotive, No.12322 (BR 52322) is pictured again, this time at Bury on the same date, 18th January 2015.

David's fifth and final pic from his visit to the ELR features ex LNER class 'K4' of Nigel Gresley, No.61994 The Great Marquess. The location was Bury and the date, 18th January 2015.

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