Geoff's Colour Railway Photos

Page 10 - 1980 - Steam Specials on the main line

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5305 at Ais Gill

  5305 approaches Ais Gill summit, 22 March 1980
We nearly didn't get there - stuck in a blizzard on the M6 a couple of hours earlier
5051 near Bearley Junction   5051 Drysllwyn Castle heads away from Bearley Junction with a return London - Stratford working, the last outing for the GW Society's stock, 26 Jan 1980
Another few minutes and it would be sunset for the photographer too.....
1000 and 4771 near Hellifield   The Midland Compound no. 1000 and Green Arrow no. 4771 double head "The Mancunian" away from Hellifield, 3 May 1980
Clear blue sky and the wind in the east - we nearly choked on the "clag"!
46229 "Limited Edition", Ulleskelf   46229 "Duchess of Hamilton" on her first trip after restoration, hurries through Ulleskelf with the "Limited Edition" around the York circle, 10 May 1980
A great day out following what would be a star performer on steam specials. This first run carried "Friends" of the NRM who had contributed to the restoration
NBR 673 "Maude" at Helwith Bridge   Looking for all the world like a model, NBR No. 673 "Maude" drifts across the Ribble at Helwith Bridge; Penyghent forms the backdrop. 17 May 1980
Another great day out. The loco and train ran from Kilmarnock to Manchester.
4472 at Gowhole   4472 "Flying Scotsman" passes the site of Gowhole sidings, heading across the Pennines, 15 June 1980
This was Michael Palin's trip for the "Great Railway Journeys" series.
6000 on Gresford Bank   6000 King George V climbs Gresford Bank, 4 Oct 1980
A site changed beyond recognition now - the line is singled, the colliery spoil heap gone, a new main road in its place
60009 waits to leave Dundee   60009 "Union of South Africa" awaits departure from Dundee, 29 Nov 1980
We travelled on this one. No. 9 made the sparks fly through the night air on the return to Edinburgh via Gleneagles.
5305 & 44767, Giggleswick   5305 and 44767 double head a Christmas trip near Giggleswick, 27 Dec 1980
Taken straight down the track, 300mm lens. One of a series.....
850 Lord Nelson near Silverdale   850 "Lord Nelson" with the same train, heading west near Silverdale, 27 Dec 1980
Another 300mm shot, another good day out.

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