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90773 at Ramsbottom


The East Lancashire Railway put up a good show despite the fog lasting all day with it's British Railways in Black Weekend. The first steam Gala of the year and 90773 is the first train of the Gala. Seen here arriving at Ramsbottom station before returning to Bury.

90773 is an ex War Department Austerity -10-0 locomotive designed by R. A. Riddles, the WD Director of Transportation during WW2. Most Austerities served in Europe at the end of the war. It was sold to the Netherlands State Railways and then in 1953 it was sold to the Swedish State Railways where it worked until it was withdrawn in 1956. Later stored in an an isolated forest clearing at Mallansjo. Eventually it was repatriated in 1973 and finally put into store in 1976. Refurbishment was completed in 2007 and it ran on it's home, the Keithley and Worth Valley Railway.

There are anumber of other steam galas over the next six weeks so you can expect afew more Locomotive pictures to appear here.

90773 at Ramsbottom


The East Lancashire Railway put up a good show despite the fog lasting all day with it's British Railways in Black Weekend. The first steam Gala of the year and 90773 is the first train of the Gala. Seen here arriving at Ramsbottom station before returning to Bury.

90773 is an ex War Department Austerity -10-0 locomotive designed by R. A. Riddles, the WD Director of Transportation during WW2. Most Austerities served in Europe at the end of the war. It was sold to the Netherlands State Railways and then in 1953 it was sold to the Swedish State Railways where it worked until it was withdrawn in 1956. Later stored in an an isolated forest clearing at Mallansjo. Eventually it was repatriated in 1973 and finally put into store in 1976. Refurbishment was completed in 2007 and it ran on it's home, the Keithley and Worth Valley Railway.

There are anumber of other steam galas over the next six weeks so you can expect afew more Locomotive pictures to appear here.

comments (5)

  • graham pickett
  • SOUTHSEA ENGLAND
  • 24 Jan 2010, 10:12
Like the austere treatment and grey sky,makes the red signal stand out.Nice capture Les,as was yesterdays angling shot (my favourite pastime - when the better weather comes)
Les Auld: Thanks Graham, glad you like it.
Superbly atmospheric shot Les
Les Auld: And there was plenty of atmosphere about Bill, thanks for the comment.
Lovely shot Les.
Les Auld: Thanks Michael, appreciate the comment.
Great shot of this monster Les.
Les Auld: Thanks Ron, appreciate the comment.
Excellent shot Les, the buffer beam really stands out well. I believe this loco came down to the GCR last autumn for the gala, its first trip away from Keighley.
Les Auld: I guess it performed well on the gCR Brian, it is a grand engine. Thanks for the comment.

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