As many will be aware, restrictions surrounding the outbreak of Covid-19 has caused many railways to close to protect the public, staff and volunteers. As a result, at the time of writing, the Worth Valley Railway has taken the decision to close until further notice. This means that our coaches are for the time being, not in use and not on display.
752 is due to be officially launched at the East Lancashire Railway’s Spring Gala (6-8 March).
More details can be found on their website here
Meanwhile, use of the Trust’s carriages has been requested for the Worth Valley Gala the same weekend – see separate news item for further details.
The Worth Valley has confirmed that the Trusts coaches will be used as part of the vintage train service at the railway’s Spring Steam Gala (06/03/20 – 08/03/20). More details to follow closer to the date.
LATE NEWS – as of 18th February 2020 the Worth Valley have advised that operational issues connected with major engineering works will mean that only our Club Carriage 47 will be in use, but that will be for the full 3 days on a main service train.
The Worth Valley’s website now has a page dedicated to the Gala, this can be viewed here
On Saturday 22nd February Trust members and friends of the engine enjoyed a ride behind 752 (as 51456) prior to its official launch at the East Lancashire Railways Gala on the 6-8th of March. click here for more information.
Pictured at Rawtenstall are many of those responsible for the restoration of the engine. (photo by John Sagar)
Thanks to the excellent response of our members to the appeal for 1474, we have been able to take delivery of 16 new suspension springs for the coach. These have since been painted and work has started to fit a number of springs to the vehicle.
A short video of 752 (51456) on test by John Norris – click here
752 (51456) taking a Saloon to Heywood by preservedrailway – click here
752 (51456) departing Ramsbottom with the members special (22/02/20) – click here
3P20 Photo Charter with 752 and 51456 on East Lancs Railway (26/02/2020)
SAYFILMPRODUCTIONS 4 minutes – click here
Stuart Chapman 6 minutes – click here
preservedrailway 9 minutes – click here
atlanticstu 19 minutes – click here
East Lancs Railway Spring Gala with 752 as 51456 and 19 as 51241 6th to 8th March
preservedrailway 51456 and 51241 8 minutes – click here
Phil Clarke 51456 at various points 33 minutes – click here
David Cattell 51456 at various points 12 minutes – click here
Dave’s Transport Videos 51456 at various points 15 minutes – click here
752 was featured in the TV program STEAM TRAIN BRITAIN on Yesterday. First broadcast on 19/12/19 in Episode 10. This can now be seen on UKTV Play – Watch Here
Locomotive No.752 passed its final boiler inspection this afternoon (16/12/19). Having been signed off the locomotive was coupled to a rake of coaches for a brakes test. Work to weigh the locomotive will proceed prior to running in on the East Lancashire Railway.
- Mode Wheel Railtour
- The English Game
- Progress on No.752
- Colne to Rose Grove Railmotors
- High Speed Highflyers – A Postscript
- Scattering of Len Hill’s ashes
- Loco. & Carriage Notes
Front cover: Front Cover. 752 steams again. Photo. Dr. John Sagar
Rear Cover. 752 derelict at Parsonage Colliery, and in the Rainhill Parade.
- 51218 Trafford Park Railtour 21 May 1967
- Letters to the Editor
- Royal Visit, Duke of Kent, 31st May
- Obituaries T.T.Sutcliffe, David Moorehouse
- New Ways to Pay
- Clenn Foxley, 90
- High Speed Highflyers (90 with an Atlantic)
- Latest news and rolling stock reports
Front cover: HRH the Duke of Kent in the Club Carriage – Craig Szlaoszlavek
Rear cover – 752 lifted onto its wheels – Dr John Sagar