On the 11th March 2017, we found ourselves setting off for another day filming at a gala. This time round its the East Lancashire Railway with the Spring Steam Gala – this years gala had a strong Lostock Hall theme.

48624 and 13065 at Summerseat on the East Lancs Railway during the Lostock Hall Steam Gala
48624 and 13065 at Summerseat

The gala saw 8F No. 48624 visit for the gala from the Great Central Railway, also visiting the East Lancashire Railway for the Gala were Std 4 No. 76084 (From the North Norfolk Railway) and Black 5s 45212 and 45407 (Courtesy of Ian Riley Engineering Co.).

Joining the visiting locomotives were West Country Class 34092 ‘City of Wells’, BR A Class 52322, LMS ‘Crab’ No. 13065.

 

Locations for the video are:
  • Townsend Fold
  • Irwell Vale
  • Ramsbottom Station and Park
  • Summerseat Viaduct and Station

See below for more events at the East Lancashire Railway

More East Lancs Railway

Feb 16 all-day
Sulzer Saturday - East Lancashire Railway @ East Lancashire Railway | Rawtenstall | England | United Kingdom
12:00 am
Join the East Lancashire Railway in the Sulzer Saturday event celebrating diesel locomotives with Sulzer engines. There will be a range of super Sulzer Diesels to travel behind, making it hard for you to chose[...]
Feb 22 all-day
Steam Train Driver Experience - East Lancashire Railway @ East Lancashire Railway | Rawtenstall | England | United Kingdom
12:00 am
Live your dream and join the East Lancashire Railway on one of their Drive a Steam Train experience days. Featuring a variety of locomotives on various days throughout 2019, this is your chance to hop[...]
Mar 1 all-day
Steam Train Driver Experience - East Lancashire Railway @ East Lancashire Railway | Rawtenstall | England | United Kingdom
12:00 am
Live your dream and join the East Lancashire Railway on one of their Drive a Steam Train experience days. Featuring a variety of locomotives on various days throughout 2019, this is your chance to hop[...]
Mar 8 – Mar 10 all-day
Spring Steam Gala 2019 - East Lancashire Railway @ East Lancashire Railway | Rawtenstall | England | United Kingdom
12:00 am
Come along to the East Lancashire Railway for their first steam gala of 2019. ELR’s home fleet will work alongside visiting engines to an intense timetable. Activities and Services Bury Bolton Street – Bury Transport Museum (with[...]

 

 

Michael Holden avatar
I have had an interest in Railways for as long as I can remember. I am a member of a number of heritage railways and actively volunteer at 2 of them. I enjoy all types of railways, real life, model and simulations. I started RailAdvent in 2014 and am the main editor of the site.

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