Tag Archives: East lancashire Railway

Steam locomotives……….it’s in the blood!

Last Thursday I took the opportunity of travelling on the East Lancashire Railway from Bury to Rawtenstall on a gloriously sunny day. This is my third trip in the last twelve months and just as enjoyable as the other two. … Continue reading

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A very lucky young man visits East Lancs Railway…….

Last Friday I drove down to Ramsbottom Station to see if I could photograph the steam train that was running that day, my timing can go a bit awry as one can never legislate for the traffic on the M62 … Continue reading

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Thomas the Tank Engine weekend………..

There are some things in life that every child should be introduced to at the very earliest age, and one of those is to travel on a steam train. Add value by making the train “Thomas the Tank Engine” and … Continue reading

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Steam trains and women……….is nothing sacred?

Women’s Day at Ramsbottom Railway station……………..well. sort of! Friday morning is “business meeting” morning with friend and colleague Mike at our regular haunt the farm shop. It is here we catch up on things and then usually spend a couple … Continue reading

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Welcome to the world of steam engines….

There are times in every small child’s life that they need to be introduced to our “industrial heritage” and today was one of those times. I took my 2 year old grandson for a ride with the East lancashire Railway … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes with the Flying Scotsman

One of my Christmas presents this year was a half day photography course which would enable all the participants to “get up close and personal” with the Flying Scotsman as it was being prepared to pull those very lucky people … Continue reading

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The Flying Scotsman, Ramsbottom and a grey winters day………and a chance encounter with ‘Tanas bear!

“A grand day out………………..” Although I am scheduled to go on an official visit to see the Flying Scotsman train next Friday, I decided at short notice to go over to Ramsbottom (small town in Lancashire) today as the train … Continue reading

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