752 RUNNING PUBLIC SERVICES BETWEEN JULY AND NOVEMBER 2021
(Updated 19th September 2021 – running dates further changed)
East Lancashire Railway have advised that 752 (still running as BR 51456) is scheduled to run public services on selected Sundays between July and November 2021, operating the steam service of their ‘Blue’ timetable, at the time of writing 752 in planned to take over the steam service from the 11:55 departure from Bury Bolton Street, running the rest of the service to finish at Bolton Street at 17:03.
Due to problems being experienced with the vacuum brake system the running on Sundays September 12th and 19th was not possible, and running on September 26th is now unlikely.
Remaining dates are: – October 24th; November 7th, 21st, but note that 752 is expected to feature in the ELR Steam Gala on 16th and 17th October, details here
Full details of the timetables and fares for the Sunday workings can be found on the ELR website here
The photo above has been supplied by and is copyright of ‘Andrew’ from flickr, showing 752/51456 with steam to spare from the safety valves heading up from Burrs in heavy rain on July 4th 2021 – the rain can be seen by viewing the photo on flickr here and clicking on the photo to enlarge it.
These Sundays are the first public use of 752 since it came to the rescue on East Lancashire Railway services between Bury and Rawtenstall on the weekend of 15th & 16th August 2020, there is a Youtube video from LMS VIDEO’S of the August 2020 use taken from a drone which covers some of the journey. This can be found here and opens in a new window.