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East Lancs Railway

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by forty, Oct 23, 2016.

  1. D7076

    D7076 Well-Known Member

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    There isn’t one at Ribble .
     
  2. D7076

    D7076 Well-Known Member

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    Just the two wrong thinkings there .
    13065 not progressed since pre covid …kit of parts ..got a spare £500k plus ?
    7229 inside but essentially ex Barry
    Don’t forget Ann and 19 will be available in 2023
     
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    Superpower... !
     
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    5944 Resident of Nat Pres

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    At least the stock can be preheated then.
     
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    Last I heard of 30072 was that it was under overhaul at Ribble. So if it isn't at Ribble, I'm all ears as to where it actually is now.
     
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    Report in the Oldham Times that Metrolink has funding to extend from Rochdale to Bury, initially to Heywood. I don’t know if this affects the ELR.
    Dave
     
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    Between D8233 and 31106 and next to D5705.
     
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    Flexed our members cards for a day up and down the Lanc's today, pleasantly surprised with the good ridership, did include Ale trail, afternoon tea and private party in the Waterman carriage. 80097 back in a new shiny coat and 45108 effortlessly chortling along. P1150047.JPG P1150050.JPG P1150054.JPG
     
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    80097 hasn’t got a new coat ,just a good clean .
     
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    Stand corrected if you are in the know.
     
  12. Joanne Crompton

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    No new coat, just a good clean after a bit of retube work.
    Paintwork is in good condition, testament to the initial paint job and the care from the Bury Standard 4 Group volunteers and ELR Cleaners

    Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
     
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    This stuff about the ELR being used as a commuter route into Manchester has surfaced yet again, it was on the BBC North West news programme last night.

    some outfit called city and valley lines have done yet another report into it.

    what is going on with this, it never seems to go away?
     
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    Just out of interest, have these suggestions ever coincided with the periodical 'reopen everything' headlines on the Isle of Wight? It seems as if both alternate as the result of some fella with a bee in his bonnet shuttling between Newport and Ramsbottom.
     
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    They were suggesting using those Vivarail class 230s, like on the IOW, maybe the two are related?
     
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    std tank Part of the furniture

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    No mention of the cost of the required step free access at stations.
     
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    My dear chap, you really haven't got to grips with the whole WIBN thing, have you? :Pompus:
     
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    It does suggest reopening Stubbins and Ewood Bridge, both of those had steps to the platforms
     

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