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The newly restored BR Standard 4 80097 today on it's first passenger hauled service since the mid 1960s. Working Rawtenstall to Heywood on the East Lancs Railway.

1. On the yellow flag at Townsend Fold


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3. At Bury


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Excellent set Dave, if only I didn't have this damn chest infection!
Great to seethe old girl up and running!
 
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Thanks chaps
 
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A nice set of images Dave, interesting to see that they're still being waved through Townsend Fold crossing on the Yellow Flag, the Black 5 44871 that I took on 1st Jan was being waved through on yellow
 
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Especially in b&w that really has the feel of steam in the 1960's - although perhaps the engine is a bit too clean for that!

Maybe one of the heritage railways should genuinely re-create the feel of the 60's by covering the exterior of the engines with grime!

i note that a shed plate is missing from the boiler door. Me a nerd......never?
 
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A nice set of images Dave, interesting to see that they're still being waved through Townsend Fold crossing on the Yellow Flag, the Black 5 44871 that I took on 1st Jan was being waved through on yellow
Ta :)

According to the signalman it’ll be a while yet before things are fixed.

Especially in b&w that really has the feel of steam in the 1960's - although perhaps the engine is a bit too clean for that!

Maybe one of the heritage railways should genuinely re-create the feel of the 60's by covering the exterior of the engines with grime!

i note that a shed plate is missing from the boiler door. Me a nerd......never?
Cheers :)

Guessing the shed plate will be in place as well as logo and lining for the steam gala in March.
 
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The newly restored BR Standard 4 80097 today on it's first passenger hauled service since the mid 1960s. Working Rawtenstall to Heywood on the East Lancs Railway.

1. On the yellow flag at Townsend Fold
for me this one is powerful, Dave
i would lose the roof part and the old chimney and let the old gal take over the shot..and that grey handrailing
cheers
geof
 
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