Saturday, 17 September 2022

East Lancs Railway Autumn Diesel Gala

The East Lancashire Railway has announced that TransPennine Express Class 68 No. 68030 ‘Black Douglas’ will be visiting them this coming weekend for their Autumn Diesel Gala.

The East Lancs website says
"Join us this autumn for another corking celebration of all things diesel, featuring iconic locomotives from our own highly regarded home fleet and even a couple of guests! The engines will be running intensive passenger services throughout the two days".

Not only that, there will also be a Beer-Ex running on the Friday and Saturday evening for those who like to sup in style!

Diesel Traction Line Up:Class 68, 68030 “Black Douglas” – Appearing courtesy of TransPennine Express and Direct Rail Services
Class 14, D9531 “Ernest”
Class 24, D5054 “Phil Southern”

Class 25, 25279
Class 26, 26007 – Appearing courtesy of Victor Korzeniewicz
Class 33, 33109 “Captain Bill Smith”
Class 37, 37109
Class 40, D345
Class 42, 832 “Onslaught”
Class 45, 45108
Class 47, 47765

Photo - Gary Nightingale

Class 50, 50015 “Valiant”
DMU, Class 105
Pacer, 144009

The East Lancs Railway have confirmed that following the death of Queen Elizabeth II that the Diesel Gala will still go ahead. see here