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This gallery contians a number of images taken during non-event visits to the ELR in June 2018. My first visit of the month was on Sunday 3rd of June. I had planned to be at a bus event in Kirkby on that day, but the closure of Lime Street Station and Northern Fail's continuing shambolic rail service quickly put an end to that idea. Instead I had a few pleasant hours at Rawtenstall Station, spoiled only by that damn sunshine - when will things return to the more normal grey, wet and miserable once again I wonder?:-)

My second visit of June 2018 took place on Sunday 10th and the main thing taking place on this day was the annual 'Race the Train' event, where runners follow the 8 mile route from Bury to Rawtenstall, and the ones completing the course receive a T-Shirt and very nice railway themed medal, followed by a ride back on the train. Locos in service on this day were Class 14 Teddy Bear 'Ernest', steam loco 'City of Wells' on the Dining Train, and A4 Pacific 'Union of South Africa' on the service train.

Another visit on Sunday 17th of June, this time to see the Bus Gathering and Collectors Fair at the Bury Transport Museum, after that I travelled back to Rawtenstall behind the Class 14. Dur to City of Wells being aeay at the KWVR 50th event, Witherslack Hall was on the Dining Train, so most of the services were diesel hauled. To make things more interesting for visitors, services from Bury to Heywood were topped and tailed on the way out, and double-headed on the way back. The other locos in service were Class 47 D1501 and Class 25 D7629.


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