Two galas and two running days. July 2017

The events

Saturday July 8th - East Lancs Summer Spectacular

Saturday July 22nd - East Lancs 33109 running day

Sunday July 23rd - East Lancs 7076 running day

Sunday July 30th - Glos-Warks diesel gala

The ingredients, classic power, Mk I stock, bashers, warm weather  and beer, not forgetting the volunteers that make it happen. Cracking days out!

Classic Power variety, Sample phots July 2017

08071725279heywoodwebr.jpg 25279 rests at Heywood (East Lancs) after attacking the long climb from Bury on 080717

30071725035R.jpg Perhaps the star of the Glos-Warks gala, heres hired in 25035 at Cheltenham Racecourse on 300717

22071733109webr.jpg 33109 approaches Bury during a busy East Lancs running day on 220717

2307177076webr.jpg 7076 has a breather from her epic thrash during her diesel turn at Ramsbottom on 230717

08071737109webr.jpg 37109 approaching Bury on 080717

30071737248webr.jpg As the July gala season draws to a close 37248 approaches Toddington whilst 26043 waits to back on, 300717

08071745108webr.jpg 45108 enters the fray at Bury, 080717

08071247192webr.jpg 47192 very much looking like a 1970's machine at Ramsbottom 080717

30071737376webr.jpg 47376 as immaculate looking and sounding at Toddington, 300717

08071747712webr.jpg Good to see Scotrail colours again, 47712 leaves Ramsbottom 080717

08072756006webr.jpg The awesome power of 56006 at Rawtenstall, 080717

08071760026webr.jpg Crowd puller, 60026 at Bury 080717

310717simplexwebr.jpg And finally a good local connection from the Simplex in use at Toddington's narrow guage line

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and personally,  the best thrash out of all this quality, 7076 on July 23rd, closely followed by 56006 on July 8th, not forgetting 47376 on July 30th!