Photos – stock in use

Images of our stock in use since the launch of Club Carriage 47 in 2011, the latest are displayed at the top.

June to September 2022 will be a busy period, starting with a photo charter at the East Lancashire Railway which featured our locos 752 and 19 in L&YR livery ready for the weekend event celebrating the centenary of the merger of the L&YR and L&NWR, also featuring ‘A’ class 1300 ‘Coal Tank’ 1054. During the event our newly restored Pug 19 started public service with its first ever passenger train, and all 4 of our carriages featured in the Worth Valley Vintage Sundays services, with the first Sunday being the first time all 4 had been hauled by a L&YR loco. This was followed by a return visit, now in operation, by Pug 19 to the Ribble Steam Railway at Preston to operate for 4 weekends and their October Gala. Click on any image to view larger version and as a slideshow

2022 is likely to see a lot of activity for our stock, by the summer we will have two Saddletanks restored to steam in the form of 752 and Pug 19 back in steam after 52 years, as well as all four carriages operational. 1st January saw 752 in use on a celebration of centenary of the merger of the L&YR and L&NWR railways, followed by 752 going to the Spa Valley Railway in Kent for 6 weeks. Then a Gala at the East Lancashire Railway in February, followed by trial runs of Pug 19 and use of 752 to the beginning of June 2022. Click on any image to view larger version and as a slideshow



January to April 2021 saw all out stock out of use due to the national lockdown, then the six-wheelers saw limited use in May 2021 on the Worth Valley, and 752 (still running as 51456) ran some scheduled passenger services on the East Lancashire Railway between July and November. The six-wheelers and our Club Carriage were used in Vintage Trains on the Worth Valley in July and August as well as Third six-wheel 1507 being used on the ‘Elf Express’ services before Christmas. Click on any image to view larger version and as a slideshow


August 2020 saw the return of our stock to use on both the East Lancashire and Worth Valley railways, loco 752 unexpectedly deputised for the rostered loco on public services and our 3 compartment carriages were in use in a series of Vintage Train services on Sundays until Bogie Brake 1474 left for repairs in October, with the six-wheelers then being used from late November through to the total end of services in early January 2021. Click on any image to view larger version and as a slideshow

March 2020 saw Saddletank 752 in action as 51456 and Pug 19 on display as 51241 at the Spring Gala of the East Lancashire Railway. Our Club Carriage 47 was also in use on a service train at the Worth Valley’s Gala on the same weekend 6th to 8th March.
On 16th and 17th March 752 as 51456 took part in 2 days of footplate experience days on the ELR, running a total of 175 miles over the 2 days. Click on any image to view larger version and as a slideshow

2020 started off with Saddletank 752 temporarily renumbered 51456 whilst on test runs preparing for its return to public service. This was followed by our relaunch for members and supporters and a photo charter plus ELR crew training in late February. Click on any image to view larger version and as a slideshow

2019 saw Club Carriage 47 used in a Royal special, and 3 other than Brake 1474 used in March Gala and Vintage Trains. Brake 1474 required repairs which prevented public use but permission was given for some filming by Netflix of ‘The English Game’ about the start of the Football League. Click on any image to view larger version and as a slideshow

2018 saw our carriages used in a Royal special, March Gala and Worth Valley’s 50th Anniversary and Vintage Trains. Click on any image to view larger version and as a slideshow

2017 photos shown below cover use behind the preserved Crab in March Gala, the return of 279 to service and Vintage Trains use. Click on any image to view larger version and as a slideshow.

Below features photos from the years 2013 to 2016. Click on any image to view larger version and as a slideshow.

The years 2011 and 2012 feature below, when Club Carriage 47 had returned to service meaning that we had 3 carriages in use. Click on any image to view larger version and as a slideshow.