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A quiet Friday morning in Ramsbottom……then along comes the City of Wells steam train

En route to meet my friend Mike for our weekly business meeting, I called in at Ramsbottom railway station and timed it so that I caught the City of Wells steam train travelling from Rawtenstall to Bury. It was a … Continue reading

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1940s weekend……in Ramsbottom and Rawtenstall

 For the past 18 years East Lancs Railway has put on a 1940s weekend and each year the event has grown so that now thousands of visitors don silk stockings, Fedora hats and gas masks to step back in time … 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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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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A glorious day for steam trains…………..

Friday morning is quite sacrosanct in that it is set aside for my weekly “business meeting” with friend and colleague Mike over coffee and full English breakfast. We spend a good couple of hours discussing music and “putting the world … 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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