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The Mersey Moorlander

 

It seems a while since I last managed to photograph some main-line steam so a quick trip up to Preston yesterday allowed me to catch the return leg of the Mersey Moorlander, a train that runs every Monday in August from Crewe to Carlisle via Liverpool Lime Street station.

 

The train was steam hauled from Preston to Carlisle and return and then diesel hauled for the rest of the  journey. Here ex-LMS STanier Black 5 has decoupled from the train and is running light engine to Crewe Heritage Centre and is being replaced by Class 47 diesel 47580, County of Essex, for the final leg.

 

47580

 

 

 

The Mersey Moorlander

 

It seems a while since I last managed to photograph some main-line steam so a quick trip up to Preston yesterday allowed me to catch the return leg of the Mersey Moorlander, a train that runs every Monday in August from Crewe to Carlisle via Liverpool Lime Street station.

 

The train was steam hauled from Preston to Carlisle and return and then diesel hauled for the rest of the  journey. Here ex-LMS STanier Black 5 has decoupled from the train and is running light engine to Crewe Heritage Centre and is being replaced by Class 47 diesel 47580, County of Essex, for the final leg.

 

47580

 

 

 

comments (7)

Always enjoy your steam pictures and it is good to see them on the main line
Les Auld: Where they should be Bill, thanks for the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 Aug 2011, 08:38
Every Monday you say: What a journey that would be! This shot in the rain really is like the good old days
Les Auld: It rained for five minutes Chris, guess which five minutes they were. Thanks for the comment.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 2 Aug 2011, 09:19
Funny Les but it has struck me that one of the great views about these old engines is seeing the driver looking out and looking back.
Les Auld: Always good to get the crew in the picture Chad, thanks for the comment.
Happy days Les, as a school kid, and working at Preston station, these pics brought back a lot of memories,thanks, the quality of your pics goes without saying, but I will say it, excellent.
Les Auld: Many thanks Frank, I used to cycle from Liverpool to Preston to go train spotting in the mid 60s, happy days.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Aug 2011, 09:58
Have you been on it, The seats must be fully booked for months smile
Les Auld: It does get pretty full Linda but I have not been on it. thanks for the comment.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Aug 2011, 12:36
Even the diesel seems to have more character than today's diesels. Shame they could not use steam all the way, though. Good processing on your image.
Les Auld: The older diesels do seem to grow on you Alan, thanks for the comment.
Two good shots again Les. I tend to think of the Class 47 as the Black 5 equivalent in the diesel era, the workhorse that will do almost anything.
Les Auld: Strangely enough Brian I was talking to someone on the platform and they said exactly the same thing. Thanks for the comment.

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