East Lancs Diesel Gala July 2013
A visit in superb weather to the annual diesel gala in early July, with several visitors from the Mid-Norfolk on offer. Unfortunately not able to get the best shot of 47596, but managed haulage behind all the visitors and the Hymek. A good day out!
Looking a little bit rusty just below the headlight, and round the nearside corner, D5613 runs into Bury with a service from Heywood
D1501 stands at Heywood with 2F62 09.37 from Rawtenstall
47596 hauled the return from Heywood, 2J69 10.25 departure.
And then 47579 ran onto the front of the stock to head the 11.00 departure to Rawtenstall.
A close-up of the nameplate
Another loco looking in need of some attention, Hymek 76 stands at Ramsbottom.
And then runs around at Rawtenstall
Awaiting departure at 12.50 ish (running about 5 down) with 2J72 to Heywood
Back at Rawtenstall, ED 73210 arrives with a shuttle to Bury
An unexpected bonus, as a class 37 had not appeared on the roster earlier. Visitor 37324 from the GWR, runs onto the front of 5613/31190 to form the shuttle to Ramsbottom
Currently undergoing restoration, D1041 and 45135 stand in the shed at Castlecroft
The best shot I managed, with the Hymek having arrived back into Ramsbottom slightly early, NSE 47596 arrives with 14.25 2J78 from Rawtenstall
and awaits departure
D5613 and 37324 form the 2E80 shuttle to Bury
And shortly afterwards, Hymek 76 awaits departure to Heywood
Arriving back at Bury, visitors 579 and 596 wait to depart with the shuttle to Rammy, and the service to Rawtenstall respectively
ED Inter-City liveried 73210 stands in Bury station
"Sickly" 20087 stands in the bay at Bury Bolton St, with the class 15 and Class 14 for company
The Class 15 undergoing restoration. The sign indicates a loco start-up 3 times during each day, which earlier had produced a lot of sustained clag. Sounded good though!
73210 waits to head 2J88 to Rawtenstall