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photoblog image The Dambuster Raider

The Dambuster Raider


The star of the East Lancashire Railway's Wartime Weekend was ex LMS Stanier 8F 8624. Withdrawn from service in July 1965 she ended up in Dai Woodhams scrapyard. She was rescued from there in 1981 when she was pirchased for preservation by the 8624 Society and moved to Buxton on the Peak Rail line. In 2009 she finally ran again under her own power, 44 years after being withdrawn, certainly some people had great vision and perseverance to see this through to fruition.

8624 is seen here at Ramsbottom station during a break in the rain, painted in a false livery of LMS Crimson Lake she looked and sounded absolutely grand. In reality all these engines ran in Black. The LMS badged workman was just standing around on the station but seemed to fit in the picture.


The Dambuster Raider


The star of the East Lancashire Railway's Wartime Weekend was ex LMS Stanier 8F 8624. Withdrawn from service in July 1965 she ended up in Dai Woodhams scrapyard. She was rescued from there in 1981 when she was pirchased for preservation by the 8624 Society and moved to Buxton on the Peak Rail line. In 2009 she finally ran again under her own power, 44 years after being withdrawn, certainly some people had great vision and perseverance to see this through to fruition.

8624 is seen here at Ramsbottom station during a break in the rain, painted in a false livery of LMS Crimson Lake she looked and sounded absolutely grand. In reality all these engines ran in Black. The LMS badged workman was just standing around on the station but seemed to fit in the picture.


comments (8)

I suppose the purists might complain but she looks rather splendid in red!
Les Auld: The have indeed Bill, and quite vociferously as well, thanks for the comment.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 4 Jun 2010, 06:47
And I thought the dambusters used 'planes.
Great shot and the LMS man fits in, especially with his long distance visionary look.
Les Auld: Ah the old thousand yard stare Louis, thanks for the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 4 Jun 2010, 06:57
A super duper engine Les - but why paint it in this express livery??
Les Auld: The owner probably thought it was right for it, and it does look good. Thanks for the comment Chris.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 4 Jun 2010, 11:00
Now THAT is a fun name, Les. I bet he/she wore it proud! smile
Les Auld: All day long Ginnie, thanks for the comment.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 4 Jun 2010, 11:18
Great name good photo
Les Auld: Thanks Vintage, appreciate the comment.
It all fits togeather nicely Les, lovely shot smile
Les Auld: Can you see the join then Linda? thanks for the comment.
Excellent shot Les, the man on the left really adds to the shot.
Les Auld: He does help, it is a good job he wandered along an hour later than the train. Thanks for the comment Brian.
Well composed Les...Great shot.
Les Auld: Thanks Ron, smile

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