Loose_Grip's photos with the railroad

Fort William Scotland 11th September 2018

Fort William Scotland 11th September 2018
On the West Highland line & the 10.15 Jacobite crosses the River Lochy as it departs Fort William for Mallaig, headed by LNER/NELPG locomotive K1 2-6-0 62005, the foothills of Ben Nevis in the background.

I arrived early at the location in full sunlight…
Added on September 15, 2018

Great Central Railway Loughborough Leicestershire 13th September 2017

Great Central Railway Loughborough Leicestershire 13th September 2017
The train is in the platform, the rays are slanting through the loco's smoke & the Starter is pulled off but I still have time to get on board.

This was the day of the inaugural run of British Railways Standard 5 4-6-0 73156 and as a shareholder my seat…
Added on August 29, 2018

Great Central Railway Loughborough Leicestershire 18th August 2018

Great Central Railway Loughborough Leicestershire 18th August 2018
The art of Technology.

The right hand piston gland of Stanier 8F 2-8-0 48624 had been blowing all day so by the time we came on shed at Loughborough the mixture of oil and condensed steam had created a pretty sticky coating over the leading wheel and mot…
Added on August 26, 2018

Great Central Railway Quorn Leicestershire 8th August 2018

Great Central Railway Quorn Leicestershire 8th August 2018
As a shareholder in British Railways Standard 5 4-6-0 73156 I was very pleased to be rostered as fireman on her today. Then I was even more pleased when Fred let me drive on the return trip from Leicester. Here we are heading away from Quorn & Woodhouse.
Added on August 14, 2018

Great Central Railway Loughborough Leicestershire 11th August 2018

Great Central Railway Loughborough Leicestershire 11th August 2018
50 years ago Stanier 8F Class No 48476 and Standard 5MT Class No 73069 were running 3 hours late with their leg of 1L50, the RCTS 'End of Steam' tour. This morning they were only a few minutes down as they approached the A6 bridge on the outskirts of Lou…
Added on August 14, 2018

Great Central Railway Loughborough Leicestershire 8th August 2018

Great Central Railway Loughborough Leicestershire 8th August 2018
I was rostered fireman on British Railways Standard 5 4-6-0 73156 and here we are at 08.16 on shed alongside Stanier 8F 2-8-0 48624 & the boiler off 48305.


Both engines will be out at the weekend for the 50th anniversary of the last BR steam train on 11…
Added on August 11, 2018

Great Central Railway Rothley Leicestershire 4th August 2018

Great Central Railway Rothley Leicestershire 4th August 2018
It's 50 years since the end of regular BR steam but here are two British Railways Standards passing on a double track main line today! Who would have thought?

Pacific 70013 Oliver Cromwell seen storming up the bank out of Rothley was running on that day…
Added on August  5, 2018

Great Central Railway Loughborough Leicestershire 26th July 2018

Great Central Railway Loughborough Leicestershire 26th July 2018
EE Class 37 diesel 37714 Cardiff Canton waits in platform 2 prior to taking the 15.00 train to Leicester, our last trip of three. Because of the risk of lineside fires the diesel had replaced the normal steam loco.

With no fire to tend to, after I had co…
Added on July 31, 2018

Duffield Derbyshire 29th July 2018

Duffield Derbyshire 29th July 2018
Fred leans out of the cab of Fowler 3F 0-6-0T 47406 in Duffield EVR station. Deja vu because he was a fireman at Stoke shed in the 1960s and worked on Jintys for many years around Staffordshire.

On my third turn at the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway I final…
Added on July 31, 2018

Great Central Railway Rothley Leicestershire 17th June 2018

Great Central Railway Rothley Leicestershire 17th June 2018
British Railways Standard 5MT 4-6-0 73156 running into Rothley with the 13.00 dining train.
Added on July 31, 2018