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ELR Spring Steam Gala - 10th, 11th & 12th March - Lostock Theme

Discussion in 'Galas and events' started by Foxfield_Rich, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. Foxfield_Rich

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    Lostock Hall Motive Power Depot in the 1950’s, a locomotive shed near Preston that served the needs of the North West, providing steam locomotives that served the nation to deliver passengers and goods.

    This spring, you would be forgiven for thinking the ELR had become Lostock Hall for a weekend and indeed, you would be right as the curtain raises on Bury’s very own Lostock Hall event. A theatre of steam awaits both young and old as up to 7 engines take to the stage to provide a show that will take many back to their childhood and tell a story to others.

    A southern interloper will be attendance throughout the weekend in the form of the mighty ‘City of Wells’ that could have perhaps worked north from London on a Locomotive Club of Great Britain railtour…

    Let your imagination run riot, anything could have happened, however one things for sure, Lostock Hall will be remembered for its collection of Black Fives and many other workhorses that will be starring at the Spring Steam Gala…

    More information, including locomotive lineup to follow soon... ;)


    http://www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk/events-activities/2017/3/spring-steam-gala.aspx
     
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  2. Foxfield_Rich

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    Visiting line-up:

    Ex-LMS Class 8F 2-8-0 No.48624

    (Courtesy of the Great Central Railway and 48624 locomotive company)


    Ex-LMS Stanier ‘Black Five’ No.45212

    Ex-LMS Stanier ‘Black Five’ No.45407

    (45212 & 45407 Courtesy of Ian Riley subject to availability)


    BR Standard Four No.76084

    (Courtesy of the 76084 locomotive company)


    Along with a supporting cast of:

    Ex-SR Light Bullied Pacific No. 34092 ‘City of Wells’

    LMS Hughes Fowler Crab 2-6-0 No. 13065

    Ex-L&Y A Class 0-6-0 No. 12322

    Hudswell Clark 0-6-0 No. 32 ‘Gothenburg’
     
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    Interesting to see that 45407 is now regarded as a visitor, but 34092 isn't.
     
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    Visiting from the shed at Heywood that its never been to? Must be the shortest travelled visitor in steam loco usage.
     
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    I think you could call 65J her home shed these days ;)
     
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    Why not drop the Bulleid for this gala and give the visitors more round trips?
     
  7. 7822WelshSteam

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    Why not just have as many locos as possible? The only real visitors are the 8F and 4MT.
     
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    Apart from Ian Riley's pair, how many other ex-Lostock Hall locos are actually in ticket at the moment? Is it just 43106 at the Severn Valley and 44806 at the NYMR?
     
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    Because it is daft to light up lots of locos that then sit around and do very little running, particularly if they don't fit in with the theme of the gala.
    The main attractions at galas are the visiting locos so it would be good to offer as many opportunities as possible to travel behind and photograph the 8F and 4MT.
    There is no need to double head six coach trains on a line like the ELR so six ex mainline locos in steam will be great .
     
  10. nhumble37

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    Any chance of a night photo shoot @ Bury???
    TIA
    Neale
     
  11. John Petley

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    45305 at the GCR. The other ex-Lostock Hall Black Fives, (4)5000 and 45110, aren't going anywhere in a hurry. Likewise Worth Valley-based 78022. I think these are the only surviving Lostock Hall based engines

    I presume by "Ian Riley's Pair", you mean the new pair - 45407 and 45212? 44871 was a Carnforth engine
     
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    The list that was on the much missed 10D Memories Page, that has since disappeared (apparently the website owner died ) :(

    10D SURVIVORS

    LMS Ivatt 4 : 43106 (Severn Valley)

    LMS Stanier Black 5 : 44806 (North Yorkshire Moors) / 45000 (National Railway Museum) / 45110 (Severn Valley) / 45212 (Keighley & Worth Valley) / 45305 (Great Central) / 45407 (Ian Riley)

    BR Riddles Standard 2 : 78022 (Keighley & Worth Valley)

    BR Riddles Standard 4 4-6-0 : 75058 (Keighley & Worth Valley)

    BR Class 02 : D2868 (Harry Needle / MoSI)


    END OF STEAM SURVIVORS

    LMS Stanier Black 5 : 44871 (Ian Riley) / 45025 (Strathspey)

    LMS Stanier Black 8 : 48773 (Severn Valley)

    BR Riddles Standard 7 : 70013 ‘Oliver Cromwell’ (National Railway Museum / Great Central)


    CLASS SURVIVORS OF FORMER 10D

    L&Y Class 5 : 1008 (National Railway Museum)

    L&Y Class 23 : 752 (Keighley &Worth Valley)

    L&Y Class 25 : 957 (Keighley & Worth Valley)

    L&Y Class 27 : 1300 (Andy Booth)

    LMS Fairburn Tank : 42073 / 42085 (Both Lakeside & Haverthwaite)

    BR Riddles WD 2-8-0 : 90733 (Keighley & Worth Valley)
     
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    Think you have made a mistake with 90733 - this was restored from a Swedish WD hence was never allocated to 10D in BR days whilst your record of 75058 should read 75078 which was ex SR having worked on Waterloo - Bournemouth - Weymouth services. Check the August 1968 records on your next visit home !
     
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    @Fred Kerr , @lil Bear was merely listing those locos in preservation , where other examples of the class were allocated to Lostock hall
     
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    Thanks, and yes I meant it as 'the pair of black 5s appearing at the gala courtesy of Ian Riley'.

    The BRDatabase suggests 47564 the forgotten Jinty was also at Lostock Hall. Definitely not in ticket. :(
     
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    My list was just copied from the former "Lostock Hall Memories" website, as noted in my post.

    Though looking back through it, wasn't 75027 a former 10D loco?

    And did 10D ever get any Ivatt 2MT and Crabs? Was there any Jinty's & Super D's based there also, or were they all stationed at Preston Shed itself?
     
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    Try this http://www.brdatabase.info/sites.php?page=depots&subpage=locos&id=328

    You may find this useful but with reference to http://www.whatreallyhappenedtosteam.co.uk please bear in mind the usual caveats about the source of data.
     
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    I've just checked the BR Database website and it confirmed what I thought to be the case - It did spend its final years in the North West after moving up from the Cambrian area, but although rather a wanderer it was never based at Lostock Hall. It was shedded at various times at Bank Hall, Aintree, Tebay and Skipton before its final stint at Carnforth from where it was withdrawn.
     
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    Anyone advise if any freights are running during gala please??
    TIA Neale
     

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