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East Lancs Railway

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

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    With the standard tank its a very smooth confident pull and acceleration. With the Lanky Tank you can feel every cylinder stroke translated back through the stock, a definite "yes I can, yes I can".:D Wonderful stuff.
     
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    For anyone interested the ELR Faceache site says No. 9 is out next weekend!
     
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    Snowplough No. 9 in use today, couple of shots at Bolton Street whilst I dropped some books off. Driver a little enthusiastic with the drain cocks nearly did the said to the shot! P1130106.JPG P1130107.JPG
     
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    Looks awesome, like a cyberpunk stile! :D
     
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    Had a quick trip to Ramsbottom yesterday to see 60009.
    Saw also an unusual embellishment on the front of 33109 and a very nice ex Leeds City Transport 1962 Daimler double decker bus which was on wedding duties. 1.jpg 2.jpg 3.jpg 4.jpg 5.jpg
     
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    A bit like toy story with the Class 33. Many years ago (groan!) one of the J94 type Hunslets at Bickershaw has a teddy impaled on the top lamp bracket, uncomfortable ride!
     
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    I didn't notice it until I got home, it wasn't on when 33109 ran in.
    The first photo below is the one I enlarged and the second one is of 33109 arriving at Ramsbottom.

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    Been away in the West Country on my jollies, which way is FS facing please, and anyone know what is on the other steam diagram this weekend?
    Thanks Harold.
     
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    South ! and no idea.
     
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    Thanks Scott
     
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    Saw a post on a Facebook group that says 60009 and 60103 will be providing the steam haulage this weekend. Don't shoot the messenger though if this turns out to be duff gen.
     
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    Thanks, it's a report I had seen a while ago also, be great if it happens. Don't mind FS facing south, gives a few alternative shots, mix things up a bit with UoSA facing north.
    Edit - email flyer from ELR suggests the other loco this weekend is UoSA.
    Harold.
     
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    Sorry, late to the party but isn't that a Bully from Bullseye? It used to be on ITV - with Jim Bowen. Famed for 'Here's what you would have won...' which was always a really nice prize and if you did win it would be stuff like his and hers towels.

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    Couldn't get there Friday (had to work!!) and didn't fancy Sunday with sun on a north-south line, so a hand full of images from Saturday, UoSA didn't show, City of Wells instead, no problem. FS just shuffled along all day, not surprising with no stops, what a set of scruffy looking coaches, but probably due to lack of hands as a result of COVID. P1130489.JPG P1130490.JPG P1130491.JPG P1130492.JPG P1130493.JPG P1130494.JPG P1130495.JPG
     
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    I had an enjoyable FS outing on Sunday afternoon with my family. There is a lot to like at the East Lancs. We parked easily at Heywood and used the DMU shuttle (‘they all vibrate like that Sir, it’s a feature not a fault’). Glorious weather and a bustling Bury station. It was a well organised and successful day from my perspective.

    The maroon rake had an impressive number of coaches but yes it looked a little tired. The interior of my coach was OK though. I’m not criticising the railway, it has achieved a lot in the circumstances. I can’t comment on the stock used for the dining trains but the ELR has a significant catering operation so hopefully the coaches are suitably impressive.
     
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    A brief visit to Irwell Vale this afternoon, 23rd October, to see 7820 'Dinmore Manor' before she goes home.

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    There has been a lot of talk in the past about using the ELR as a rail commuter route from Rawtenstall into Manchester. The ELR runs from Rawtenstall southwards to Bury
    Bolton Street station where it then heads east to Heywood. A line carries on south from Bolton Street to the ELR's workshops at Buckley Wells. Beyond is a connection to the Greater Manchester Metrolink tram system which runs from Bury to Manchester Victoria and was once part of BR. I think the idea is to link the two together to form a through route from Rossendale into the city centre. I could be wrong (I usually am!:)) but I don't think the ELR owns the trackbed to Rawtenstall, I think the local council own it and lease it to the ELR. Maybe someone on here knows and could correct me.
     

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