Bury Bolton St. Station 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.
The railway is open every weekend of the year and holds a number of themed events and galas throughout the year which include steam, diesel and Thomas the Tank Engine events, amongst others, and also offers driver experience courses. It is run by volunteer members from the East Lancashire Preservation Society (ELRPS).

Nikon D80 Nikkor 18-105mm VR lens

Featured in the Your Magic Place group FEB 2009, and the Railway Art and Photography group MAR 2009.
Featured in the JPG Cast Offs group DEC 2010.
Featured in the Smoke Photography group DEC 2010.
Featured in the High Quality Images group MAY 2011.
Featured in the Amateur Photographers Association group NOV 2011.
Featured in the Cee’s Vintage Transportation group NOV 2011.
Featured in the Your Magic Place group DEC 2011.

Winner of the Which Way Challenge – Three or more lanes of Road/Rail Tracks JAN 2011.
Winner of the Cee’s Which Way Railways Challenge DEC 2011.

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.

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  • Lynette1
    Lynette1over 5 years ago

    I love this picture – I have been on the journey from Rawtenstall to Bury many times!

  • Thanks very much Lynette, appreciated.

    – Steve Liptrot

  • AndyGii
    AndyGiiover 5 years ago

    Great shot. Love the lines of the rails . The steam and haze give this an old time feel

  • Thanks Andy. One of the rare times I shoot into the light, I think it turned out ok.

    – Steve Liptrot

  • Polly x
    Polly xover 5 years ago

    Great capture and edit work :)

  • Thanks Paulette, appreciated

    – Steve Liptrot

  • justlinda
    justlindaover 5 years ago

    Wondeful composition……….

  • Thank you Linda, appreciated

    – Steve Liptrot

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsover 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture Steve..great info!!

  • Thanks Kate, appreciated as always chuck.

    – Steve Liptrot

  • SylviaHardy
    SylviaHardyover 5 years ago

    How beautiful :-))

  • Thanks Sylvia, I try and not include any modern day stuff in these type of shots. Think I got away with it!

    – Steve Liptrot

  • WildBillPho
    WildBillPhoover 5 years ago

    Awesome shot and process Steve!

  • Cheers Bill, appreciated

    – Steve Liptrot

    GOSIA GRZYBEKover 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture

  • Thank you ros

    – Steve Liptrot

  • Lindamell
    Lindamellover 5 years ago

    great picture!

  • Thank you Linda

    – Steve Liptrot

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 5 years ago

    A beautiful shot of ‘yesteryear’…… steamengines are magical…. Lovely shot.
    Congrats on being featured too!!! Well done, Steve!

  • Thanks again Wendi

    – Steve Liptrot

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