News – 17/11/11

News – 17/11/11

Colne Valley Railway Diesel Gala 2012

Just a short note to let you know that the Colne Valley Railway’s diesel
gala in 2012 will be on Sunday 25th March. In response to requests from
enthusiasts we will be laying on a bus link from Braintree Railway Station –
this will be provided by local operator Florida Coaches and will cost £2 per
person return.

Expected to feature will be:

  • Class 03 D2041 freshly repainted in as built green livery
  • Class 03 D2184 (black)
  • Class 31 31255 (EWS red / gold – last season before repainting)
  • Class 141 DMU 141 108

Guest locos / railcars still to be announced (there will be at least one).

If available, Traditional Traction Class 08s. We are expecting 08683 to be
working unless a hire contract intervenes. Also possible is 08460.

The People’s Engine steaming at East Lancs

Photos of 40135 / D335 from Saturday 12th November



40135 steams at Ramsbottom with the 09.50 Bury-Rawtenstall – photo Bill Pizer


40135 nears Irwell Vale with the 13.10 Rawtenstall-Heywood – photo Bill Pizer


40135 departs Summerseat with the 14.20 Heywood-Rawtenstall – photo Bill Pizer


40135 at Rawtenstall – photo Martin Hart


40135 approaches Ramsbottom with the 10.40 Rawtenstall-Heywood – photo Bill Pizer


40135 after arrival at Bury with the 16.50 ex Heywood – photo Bill Pizer

Preserved Diesels