(f no. 92214 climbing to Summerseat at Burrs on the East Lancashire Railway this morning (21-5-08) with a mid week train. The gradient is no problem for this big loco with four coaches.
The lovely big loco was originally designed for heavy freight. This was a member of the last class of steam locos built for British Railways. Here's a panned shot of it climbing to Summerseat at B... (more)
This class of loco was built in the 1950s to pull passenger trains on the 1500v DC Manchester-Sheffield route. It was sold to the Netherlands Railways when it retired from BR in 1968. After years ... (more)
This loco was built to 5' 6" gauge for the North West Railway in India in 1911 by Vulcan Foundry, Newton-Le-Willows, England. In 1947 it passed to Pakistan railways and continued to serve there un... (more)
This fascinating loco actually has a vertical water-tube boiler, which can be seen in the cab. The chimney (smokestack) can be seen directly up from the boiler and sticks out through the cab roof.... (more)
A Metrolink tram crosses the River Irwell over the stone viaduct at Radcliffe, heading for Manchester.
Black Five no. 45407 runs down the hill at Burrs with a midweek train from Rawtenstall to Bury on a sunny afternoon..
The cab is full of steam as 6233 Duchess of Sutherland emerges from the tubular bridge at the side of Conwy Castle with a main line special to Holyhead. How do the crew see? It can't be much fun... (more)
Black Five no. 45407 runs downhill on a mid-week service from Rawtenstall to Bury. The loco is putting in a few miles on the East Lancashire Railway before it works the Cotton Mill Express main li... (more)
Black Five no. 45407 at work mid-week on the East Lancashire Railway heads a train for Bury through Burrs.
Ex-NCB Austerity, "Repulse" emerges from the rock tunnel at Haverthwaite as it runs round its train on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway in beautiful Cumbria.
Ian Riley's superb Black Five no. 45407 heads through Burrs on the East Lancashire Railway today with a mid-week morning train for Bury.
The oldest working steam loco in Britain is currently not working. The boiler has been removed for its ten year inspection. It is hoped that it will up and running again late in August this year. ... (more)
Two Northern Rail Class 158s pass with trains to and from Blackpool at Salwick. The people on the platform are not passengers, they are waiting to see a steam special to pass through.
My favourite loco, 6233 Duchess of Hamilton passes the British Nuclear Fuels site at Salwick with the Fylde Coast Express main line special from Sheffield to Blackpool on a murky May morning.