Loose_Grip's photos with the steam

Great Central Railway Loughborough Leicestershire 14th October 2018

Great Central Railway Loughborough Leicestershire 14th October 2018
On a grey rainy day Southern Bulleid West Country Light pacific 34092 City of Wells adds to the grey with a volcanic exit from Loughborough station.
Added on October 14, 2018

Great Central Railway Birstall Leicestershire 4th October 2018

Great Central Railway Birstall Leicestershire 4th October 2018
With the fixed Distant signal indicating permanent caution Southern Bulleid West Country pacific 34092 City of Wells drops down towards the Birstall foot crossing en route to Leicester North on its first trip on the first day of the Autumn Gala.
Added on October  4, 2018

Great Central Railway Loughborough Leicestershire 23rd September 2018

Great Central Railway Loughborough Leicestershire 23rd September 2018
What a splendid sight to be greeted with at 06.00 on a Sunday morning!

GWR Modified Hall 4-6-0 6990 Witherslack is being prepped on road 1 pit while alongside on the middle road is BR Standard 9F 2-10-0 92214 out of steam & hooked up to Peak diesel D123.…
Added on September 25, 2018

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 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

Barry Island South Wales July 1968

Barry Island South Wales July 1968
My mate Barry in Barry! We drove down from Sheffield in his dad's car to see the railway wonder that was Woodham's scrapyard. This was for my first visit and to see 200+ engines lined up was amazing. The fact that most of them survived is even more amazin…
Added on August  3, 2018