752 Passes Steam Test

Locomotive No.752 passed its final boiler inspection this afternoon (16/12/19). Having been signed off the locomotive was coupled to a rake of coaches for a brakes test. Work to weigh the locomotive will proceed prior to running in on the East Lancashire Railway.

Issue No.33 – Winter 2019

  • Mode Wheel Railtour
  • The English Game
  • Progress on No.752
  • Colne to Rose Grove Railmotors
  • High Speed Highflyers – A Postscript
  • Scattering of Len Hill’s ashes
  • Loco. & Carriage Notes

Front cover: Front Cover. 752 steams again. Photo. Dr. John Sagar
Rear Cover. 752 derelict at Parsonage Colliery, and in the Rainhill Parade.

Issue No.32 – Summer 2019

  • 51218 Trafford Park Railtour 21 May 1967
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Royal Visit, Duke of Kent, 31st May
  • Obituaries T.T.Sutcliffe, David Moorehouse
  • New Ways to Pay
  • Clenn Foxley, 90
  • High Speed Highflyers (90 with an Atlantic)
  • Latest news and rolling stock reports

Front cover: HRH the Duke of Kent in the Club Carriage – Craig Szlaoszlavek

Rear cover – 752 lifted onto its wheels – Dr John Sagar

Video 2019 – click here to view


A short video filmed for Youtube by atlanticstu in October and December shows 752 being prepared for steam tests click here

MARCH 2019 GALA despite the bad weather over 8th. 9th and 10th March some interesting videos have been found on Youtube as below:         

31 minutes by The Mart Ban, our carriages feature at the start, 5, 23 and 27 minutes click here                                                                      

SAYFILMPRODUCTIONS 4 minute trailer features our carriages at 1 minute 40 seconds click here                                                  

7 minutes by preserved railway featured our carriages at 2 and 4 minutes
click here                                                          

2 minutes by Joshua Dickinson show the weather problem as our carriages leave Keighley click here

VINTAGE TRAINS SUNDAYS enjoyed generally good weather and our 3 carriages were very popular

7th July bobnweaver second half of 9 minutes click here

14th July Chris King Heritage Railway’s  throughout 20 minutes click here

Video 2016 – click here to view

AUTUMN STEAM SPECTACULAR 2016 – two videos on Youtube from Christopher King. click here features our carriages at 11mins 30, click here features them at 7mins 30

Vintage Trains 2016 – one video has been uploaded to Youtube from June 5, it is 21 minutes from DansRailVideos – click here

Now from July 3, just short of 5 minutes from SAYFILMPRODUCTIONS – click here

Thirteen years after filming, Mike Wilcock has published on YOUTUBE his video of a visit to the ELR in early 2003, this includes 752 in the yard at just after 1 minute and 1300 after 7 minutes, the other 30 minutes features a trip on the line, click here

Issue No.26 – Summer 2016

  • Bowers 957 Trust
  • Did James Overton help build 752?
  • What Price a First Class Carriage
  • 175th Anniversary of Summit Tunnel
  • Obituary J Gordon Blears
  • AGM & Vintage Carriages on KWVR
  • Axle Box Refurbishment on 752
  • Dearne Valley Railway
  • Carriage Door Locks
  • L&Y Ropes

Front and rear cover: An axlebox from 752 together with an insert casting which will be cut in two and shaped to fit this and another axlebox to restore the original profile

Video 2015 – click here to view

Vintage Trains 2015 – Ken Baker as pennysteam has published a Youtube video in short and long versions, click here for 6 minute version, click here for 33 minute version
The Flying Choo Choo has published a 6 minute video  click here

Railway Children Weekend May 2015click here for a 10 minute Youtube video by mollsmyre

2015 Winter Gala – the number of Youtube videos available from Worth Valley Galas is getting larger by each event, here are a selection featuring our carriage 47 at various points:-
· allan5919, 3.5 minutes from Allan McKever   click here
· steamontheweb, 11 minutes featuring 47 from 8 minutes in  click here