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Steam Locomotive, East Lancs Railway by Steve  Liptrot

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The East Lancashire Railway is a heritage railway in Lancashire and Greater Manchester, England.The line opened in 1987 operating a service from Bury to Ramsbottom via Summerseat. In 1991 the service was extended via Irwell Vale to Rawtenstall, and in September 2003 an eastbound extension from Bury to Heywood was opened. To reach Heywood, the line climbs a gradient of 1 in 36, and falling at a gradient of 1 in 41, to cross over the Manchester Metrolink line into Bury. The heritage line is now just over 12 miles (19 km) long, and has a mainline connection with the national railway network at Castleton, beyond Heywood. There are plans to extend the running line further to Castleton in the future.

Nikon D80 – Nikkor 18-105mm VR lens – HDR

Featured in the Powered by Steam and Trains groups DEC 2008.
Featured in the JPG Cast-offs group JUNE 2009.
Featured in the A Place to Call Home SEP 2009.
Featured in the Nikon DSLR Users group SEP 2009.
Featured in the Smoke Photography group JAN 2011.
Featured in the Metallic Junction group MAR 2012.

I originate from Lancashire but now I am based in Blaenavon, South Wales. I am an Aerospace technician and amateur photographer which takes me all over the UK.

Steve Liptrot Photography

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  • jockey
    jockeyabout 6 years ago

    very very nice Sir.

  • Thanks Bill and its got a great name! The Lancastrian

    – Steve Liptrot

  • WayoftheWarrior
    WayoftheWarriorabout 6 years ago


  • Thank you very much, appreciated

    – Steve Liptrot

  • JamieGreen
    JamieGreenabout 6 years ago

    You should try something different more often. This is amazing. (The steam trains on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite railway run past my house. I think you’ve inspired me to have a crack at them.)

  • Thanks again Jamie, makes a change photographing something different.

    – Steve Liptrot

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenabout 6 years ago

    Now this is awesome Steve. I love this capture

  • Cheers Sean

    – Steve Liptrot

  • cammiecakes
    cammiecakesabout 6 years ago

    Wonderful shot…well done!

  • Thank you very much, appreciated

    – Steve Liptrot

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsabout 6 years ago

    Fabulous shot Steve!!!

  • Thanks Kate. I decided to put my anorak on today and spot trains! lol

    – Steve Liptrot

  • bidkev
    bidkevabout 6 years ago

    Just oozes atmosphere of days gone by.


  • I dont remember them either! Thanks kev

    – Steve Liptrot

  • tonymarsh
    tonymarshabout 6 years ago

    Cool work.

  • Thanks Tony

    – Steve Liptrot

  • Angi Baker
    Angi Bakerabout 6 years ago

    Excellent capture and very nice work my friend…

  • Thanks Angi

    – Steve Liptrot

  • John Pitman
    John Pitmanabout 6 years ago

    Lovely detail and feeling to this.

  • Thanks John

    – Steve Liptrot

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