61994 The Great Marquess 2-6-0 passing Burrs Country Park on a short passenger train during a visit to the line.
50015 stands in the platform at Bury Bolton Street station during an EMRPS photo charter.
55022 stands in the platform at Bury Bolton Street station during an EMRPS photo charter.
In steam days, scenes like this could be witnessed in thousands of goods yards throughout Britain. A locomotive and crew picking up a few wagons before moving down the line to repeat the procedure... (more)
'Sunny intervals' promised the weather forecast, well the (singular) interval lasted precisely ten seconds and (needless to relate), it didn't co-incide with the passage of the Severn Valley's Iva... (more)
The signalman at Ramsbottom Station signal box, on the East Lancashire Railway, does a little admin while waiting for the last train of the day.
Brooksbottom Viaduct spanning the River Irwell must have featured in thousands of photographs over the years. I confess to having my fair share and why not? It's a classic location and with the ri... (more)
The Lancashire town of Ramsbottom, with a population of just under 15,000, is the mid-point of the East Lancashire Railway. Dominant in this landscape is the stone-built church of St. Paul in the ... (more)
K4 61994 'The Great Marquess' disturbs two horses as it storms up the grade at Irwell Vale on the East Lancashire Railway. The viaduct of the defunct Stubbins Junction ( just north of Ramsbottom )... (more)
Driver Frank Cronin is on the 'phone to the Bobby asking 'why the delay' whilst his fireman shovels some coal forward in the tender of the ex LNER K4.
55022 departing Irwell Vale during the East Lancashire Railway Diesel Event, putting on its best steam train impersonation! 50008 is on the rear, frshly repainted into 'Laira Blue'.
33109 arriving into Summerseat during the East Lancashire Railway Diesel Event.
47402 departing Irwell Vale station during the East Lancashire Railway Diesel Event.