..Check out the latest visit as reported in the Rossendale free press.
This October the "Flying Scotsman" returned and G3BRS was there, thanks to the East Lancs Railway, to whom we are most grateful.
This years Railways on the Air event will take place on the 24th and 25th of September This celebrates the anniversary of the first steam powered passenger railway on the 27th of September 1825.
Further details on the "eastlancsrailway.org.uk" site
The Flying Scotsman at Rawtenstall.
The first weekend. Harry and Keith.
The second successful weekend with Keith Dave Peter Chris Mo and Dave.
As part of the ‘Scotsman in Steam’ event organised by the East Lancashire Railway, Bury Amateur Radio Society will be operating a special event amateur radio station GB0ELR at Rawtenstall Station on 9, 10, 16 and 17 January.
The Radio Station will be used to pass greetings messages on the occasion of the loco's running, to other radio amateurs, potentially Worldwide (subject to atmospheric conditions) using the phonetics "East Lancashire Railway" for "ELR". It will be freely accessible to visitors to "try their hand" should they wish, and will be operated jointly by members of the Bury Radio Society and licenced amateurs amongst the ELR working members.
The two weekends of January 9-10 and January 16-17 where the Scotsman will run from Bury Bolton Street Station to Rawtenstall on the East Lancashire Railway line will be the first opportunity for the general public to preview the Flying Scotsman engine in its Wartime Black livery following its £4.2 million restoration by Riley &Son (E) Ltd. in their Bury workshop, ahead of its official inaugural run from London King's Cross to York next February.
The 92 year old engine was built in Doncaster and was the first to haul the London to Edinburgh service non-stop. It was also the first locomotive to reach 100mph on a London-to-Leeds run, driven by William Sparshatt on November 30 1934. After its inaugural run it will tour the UK as a working museum exhibit, educating people about the wonders of its steam engineering.
Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy a return trip behind what many believe is the world’s most famous engine as it hauls a series of service trains, Premium Dining Nights and Red Rose Diners in January. See the East Lancs Railway website via the link below.
Find below an article that appeared in the Bury Times recently.....http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/14147709.Iconic_Flying_Scotsman_is_pr > epared_to_return_to_the_railway/?ref=fbshr
Further details can be found on the East Lancashire Railway website at www.eastlancsrailway.co.uk
Find info also in the January Radcom page 12.
An article appeared in the Daily Mail. See this link..."Daily Mail".
Another article was published as seen here....http://northernlifemagazine.co.uk/flying-scotsman-on-the-air-rawtenstall-station/
Bury Radio Society meets every Tuesday at the Mosses Centre, Cecil St, Bury and all visitors are welcome to come and participate.
The club meets most Tuesday evenings in the main lounge area where members chat, show or discuss equipment and ask technical advice.
For further information please come back and check this page or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mo and Keith.