Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
The East Lancashire Railway
LMS Crab no.13065
LMS Crab no.13065 at the East Lancashire Railway on the 12th of March 2016
This LMS Crab 2-6-0 is a mixed traffic steam locomotive number 13065 (42765) and is now painted in London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) lined Cimson Lake.
LMS Crab no.13065 in platform 3 at Bury station on the East Lancashire Railway on Saturday the 12th of March 2016 during 2016 Spring Steam Gala.
The East Lancashire Railway
The East Lancashire Railway is a heritage railway line that is in the North West of England just to the north of Manchester. The Railway has stations at Heywood and Rawtenstall and Bury Bolton Street, Summerseat, Ramsbottom and Irwell Vale and Rawtenstall.
You can get to the railway by using the Metrolink (trams) from central Manchester to Bury (This service starts from Piccadilly Railway Station and ends at Bury) or you could use a bus. There is a short walk (for the fit) which is well signposted from the Bury bus and Metrolink station.
2-6-4T no. 80080 at Bury on the East Lancashire Railway on the 12th of March 2016
There were 55 of these 2-6-4T steam locomotives built by British Railway between 1951 and 1956. 130 were built at Brighton and 15 at Derby and 10 at Doncaster. These locomotives were based on the ex-LMS Fairburn 2-6-4T with modifications by R.A. Riddles.
15 of these British Railways Standard Four tank locomotives have survived. This one is owned by the Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust and is based at The Midland Railway at Butterly, but is on loan to the East Lancashire Railway in 2016.
British Railways 2-6-4T no.80080 comes into Bury station with the ECS for the local, at the East Lancashire Railway on Saturday the 12th of March 2016, during the 2016 Spring Steam Gala.
4-6-2 34092 City of Wells
4-6-2 34092 City of Wells at Heywood station at the East Lancashire Railway on the 12th of March 2016.
'The Golden Arrow' was a Southern Railway boat train between London and Dover. Passengers took the boat ferry from Dover to Calais were a French train was waiting to take them on to Paris.
Today Eurostar trains can run from London by way of 'High Speed 1' and the Channel Tunnel to Paris non-stop.
4-6-2 34092 City of Wells at Heywood station on Saturday the 12th of March 2016, during the 2016 Spring Steam Gala.
City of Wells
This 4-6-4 steam locomotive number 34092 was built in 1949 to the Southern Railway design of O. V. S. Bulleid by British Railways. It was named 'Wells' for a start ,but was then re-named "City of Wells' a year later.
After it had been withdrawn by BR in 1964 it ended up at Woodham Brothers scrap-yard in South Wales. In 1971 it left there for the KWVR and entered into traffic at the KWVR in 1979. It was used on both the KWVR and the main line till 1989.
It was to be 2014 before it steamed again.
While the locomotive was on a visit to the East Lancashire Railway, a road bridge failure in Keighley has meant that it could not return home by road, till the bridge is repaired. It was being used by the East Lancashire Railway on loan, till it could return home.