Covid-19 Update

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.

Worth Valley Spring Gala 2020 – late news

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

1474 Updates

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.

Video 2020 – click here to view

A short video of 752 (51456) on test by John Norris – click here

Two videos of 752 double heading with Hunslet 2890 (25/01/20) – click here and 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 Passes Steam Test

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.

Issue No.33 – Winter 2019

  • 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.

Issue No.32 – Summer 2019

  • 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