Friday, 8 July 2016

ELR Summer Diesel Gala

Warship D832 at Bolton Street Station in Bury, waiting to depart with the 13:48 to Heywood
The East Lancashire Railway at Bury held their annual Summer Diesel Gala from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th July, and while there was a great selection of diesel locomotives to sample, the weather was decidedly un-summer like for July, with Friday seeing heavy grey clouds interspersed with occasional showers for much of the day and the Saturday set to be even worse, with rain forecast all day. Despite the dismal weather there was much to enjoy over the weekend, with one of the highlights being the return of the ELR's own Class 42 diesel-hydraulic Warship locomotive D832 Onslaught, which had been away on long term loan at the West Somerset Railway. 

(The photos on this blog posting were taken on Friday 8th July)

Class 56 freight locomotive 56098 at Ramsbottom with the 14:48 train for Heywood
Class 14 diesel-hydraulic D9537 arriving at Ramsbottom on the 12:47 from Rawtenstall
Peak D182 pulling into Ramsbottom station with the 10:17 shuttle train to Bury
Peak 45108 at Bury Bolton Street station with the 11:04 shuttle train to Ramsbottom
40135 at Ramsbottom station with the 10:02 departure for Rawtenstall
40106 Atlantic Conveyor at Ramsbottom on the 14:31 shuttle arrival from Bury
Class 31 loco 5580 arriving at Rawtenstall with the first train of the day from Bury
Class 33 locomotive 33109 approaching Ramsbottom with the 11:34 to Heywood
Metropolitan-Vickers Co-Bo D5705, now reunited with its refurbished bogies, in the bay platform at Bury

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