Tuesday, 24 May 2016

40106 Atlantic Conveyor debuts on the ELR

40106 powering away on its first passenger journey on the ELR, with the 0930 from Bury to Heywood
English Electric Class 40 D306 (40106) 'Atlantic Conveyor' made its inaugural passenger outing on the East Lancashire Railway at Bury on Sunday 22nd May. 40106 was purchased last November by The Class 40 Preservation Society from the late Gerald Boden, but the loco was only moved to the ELR from its former home at the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway in Scotland last week. The CFPS now have three Class 40s at Bury representing the different styles of front end, D306 (40106) fitted with headcode discs, D335 (40135) with split headcode boxes and D345 (40145) with a centre headcode panel. 40106 operated the diesel diagram on the ELR on 22nd May, with its first run of the day being the 0930 departure from Bolton Street Station at Bury to Heywood.

40106 at Bolton Street Station in Bury, preparing for the inaugural 0930 departure to Heywood
40106 at the end of its first full run of the day, with the 1050 arrival at Rawtenstall from Heywood
40106 at Ramsbottom with Standard Class 4 tank 80080 arriving with the 1303 train to Heywood
40106 leaving Rawtenstall Station with the 1340 departure for Heywood

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