Daily Image Gallery – August 2020

As we moved into August, an increasing number of images from the present day appeared in the Daily Image Gallery, mixed with a selection of images from the past. August's selection of photographs is below:

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Added on Monday 31st August...

"An impressive scene created by the power of a steam locomotive... British Railways Standard Class 9F 92214 accelerates away from Loughborough Central." Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"An impressive scene created by the power of a steam locomotive... British Railways Standard Class 9F 92214 accelerates away from Loughborough Central"
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Bank Holiday weekend at the Great Central, as Stanier Class 5 45305 'Alderman A.E. Draper' approaches Quorn & Woodhouse with empty coaching stock for the first train of the day". Photo © John Smith.

"Bank Holiday weekend at the Great Central, as Stanier Class 5 45305 'Alderman A.E. Draper' approaches Quorn & Woodhouse with empty coaching stock for the first train of the day".
Photo © John Smith.

 

 


Added on Sunday 30th August...

"The power of steam awaits... Stanier Class 5 45305 'Alderman A.E. Draper' prepares to depart from Quorn & Woodhouse, earlier today 30th August 2020". Photo © Roy Harris.

"The power of steam awaits... Stanier Class 5 45305 'Alderman A.E. Draper' prepares to depart from Quorn & Woodhouse, earlier today 30th August 2020".
Photo © Roy Harris.

"Returning after another trip... Stanier Class 8 48305 arrives at Loughborough Central with empty coaching stock on 29th August 2020, while a diesel railcar is prepared for running on Bank Holiday Monday". Photo © John Storer.

"Returning after another trip... Stanier Class 8 48305 arrives at Loughborough Central with empty coaching stock on 29th August 2020, while a diesel railcar is prepared for running on Bank Holiday Monday".
Photo © John Storer.

"Steaming forward on a bright Leicestershire day... Stanier Class 5 45305 passes Swithland Sidings with a train for Leicester North". Photo © Alan Weaver.

"Steaming forward on a bright Leicestershire day... Stanier Class 5 45305 passes Swithland Sidings with a train for Leicester North".
Photo © Alan Weaver.

 

 


Added on Saturday 29th August...

"A bright day in Leicestershire as 9F 92214 works a southbound passenger train along the straight, south of Quorn & Woodhouse". Photo © John Smith.

"A bright day in Leicestershire as 9F 92214 works a southbound passenger train along the straight, south of Quorn & Woodhouse".
Photo © John Smith.

"Looking back to the early 1980s, Thompson B1 1306 'Mayflower' arrives at Quorn & Woodhouse". Photo © Richard Bingham,

"Looking back to the early 1980s, Thompson B1 1306 'Mayflower' arrives at Quorn & Woodhouse".
Photo © Richard Bingham,

"Stanier Class 5 45305 stands on display at Quorn & Woodhouse as passenger trains resumed at the GCR in July 2020". Photo © Roy Harris.

"Stanier Class 5 45305 stands on display at Quorn & Woodhouse as passenger trains resumed at the GCR in July 2020".
Photo © Roy Harris.

 

 


Added on Friday 28th August...

"Impressive and powerful... Visiting British Railways Standard Class 9F 92212 hauls a busy passenger train towards Rothley". Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Impressive and powerful... Visiting British Railways Standard Class 9F 92212 hauls a busy passenger train towards Rothley".
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Awaiting the road... Fowler 3F 47406 pauses at Loughborough Central, waiting for the signal, as departure time approaches". Photo © Peter Salmon.

"Awaiting the road... Fowler 3F 47406 pauses at Loughborough Central, waiting for the signal, as departure time approaches".
Photo © Peter Salmon.

"Stanier Class 8 48305 approaches Rothley with a local passenger train". Photo © Roy Harris.

"Stanier Class 8 48305 approaches Rothley with a local passenger train".
Photo © Roy Harris.

 

 


Added on Thursday 27th August...

"An evening scene on shed at Loughborough, as Stanier Class 5 45305 and British Railways Standard Class 2 78018 rest after the day's duties". Photo © Andrew Royle.

"An evening scene on shed at Loughborough, as Stanier Class 5 45305 and British Railways Standard Class 2 78018 rest after the day's duties".
Photo © Andrew Royle.

"Departing with purpose... Visiting Battle of Britain Class 34053 'Sir Keith Park' accelerates away from Loughborough Central". Photo © Ken Simms

"Departing with purpose... Visiting Battle of Britain Class 34053 'Sir Keith Park' accelerates away from Loughborough Central".
Photo © Ken Simms

"British Railways Standard Class 2 78019 draws a passenger train into the Up Loop at Swithland Sidings, on a bright afternoon in Leicestershire". Photo © Alan Weaver.

"British Railways Standard Class 2 78019 draws a passenger train into the Up Loop at Swithland Sidings, on a bright afternoon in Leicestershire".
Photo © Alan Weaver.

 

 


Added on Wednesday 26th August...

"Visiting Thompson B1 1264, appearing as 1251 'Oliver Bury', powers away from Rothley with a southbound passenger train". Photo © Peter Salmon.

"Visiting Thompson B1 1264, appearing as 1251 'Oliver Bury', powers away from Rothley with a southbound passenger train".
Photo © Peter Salmon.

"The commanding presence of a 9F... 92214 'Leicester City' passes Swithland Sidings with a train for Leicester North". Photo © Peter Salmon.

"The commanding presence of a 9F... 92214 'Leicester City' passes Swithland Sidings with a train for Leicester North".
Photo © Peter Salmon.

"Passing trains outside Loughborough Central... GWR Hall 6960 'Raveningham Hall' departs while Ivatt Class 2 46521 arrives". Photo © Alan Weaver.

"Passing trains outside Loughborough Central... GWR Hall 6960 'Raveningham Hall' departs while Ivatt Class 2 46521 arrives".
Photo © Alan Weaver.

 

 


Added on Tuesday 25th August...

"Visiting GWR Hall 4953 'Pitchford Hall' creates an impressive atmosphere while hauling a southbound passenger train". Photo © Peter Salmon.

"Visiting GWR Hall 4953 'Pitchford Hall' creates an impressive atmosphere while hauling a southbound passenger train".
Photo © Peter Salmon.

"Early afternoon at Loughborough Central, and a short mineral train crosses on to the Up Main to head south". Photo © Alan Weaver.

"Early afternoon at Loughborough Central, and a short mineral train crosses on to the Up Main to head south".
Photo © Alan Weaver.

"Turntable in action... Stanier Class 8 8624 is turned at Quorn & Woodhouse on a cloudy morning, back in 2011". Photo © Joe Connell.

"Turntable in action... Stanier Class 8 8624 is turned at Quorn & Woodhouse on a cloudy morning, back in 2011".
Photo © Joe Connell.

 

 


Added on Monday 24th August...

"9F 92214 powers away from Quorn & Woodhouse as passenger trains resumed in July 2020, following a temporary pause". Photo © John Smith.

"9F 92214 powers away from Quorn & Woodhouse as passenger trains resumed in July 2020, following a temporary pause".
Photo © John Smith.

"During Easter 1983, GCR Improved Director Class 506 'Butler Henderson' departs from Loughborough Central towards Quorn & Woodhouse" The coach immediately behind the loco is Mark 1 BSK E34393 which remains in regular service at the GCR. 506 "Butler Henderson" is owned by the National Railway Museum. Photo © Harper Shaw Collection.

"During Easter 1983, GCR Improved Director Class 506 'Butler Henderson' departs from Loughborough Central towards Quorn & Woodhouse".
The coach immediately behind the loco is Mark 1 BSK E34393 which remains in regular service at the GCR. 506 "Butler Henderson" is owned by the National Railway Museum.
Photo © Harper Shaw Collection.

"A journey begins in earlier days of Great Central preservation... 1306 'Mayflower' departs from Loughborough Central during the 1980s". Photo © Richard Bingham.

"A journey begins in earlier days of Great Central preservation... 1306 'Mayflower' departs from Loughborough Central during the 1980s".
Photo © Richard Bingham.

 

 

 


Added on Sunday 23rd August...

"Evening on shed... Ivatt Class 2 46521 rests after a busy day of work, earlier this year". Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Evening on shed... Ivatt Class 2 46521 rests after a busy day of work, earlier this year".
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"A 9F finds light work on an afternoon passenger train, north of Swithland Reservoir on the Great Central". Photo © Alan Weaver.

"A 9F finds light work on an afternoon passenger train, north of Swithland Reservoir on the Great Central".
Photo © Alan Weaver.

"British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 draws rolling stock for the next departure into Quorn & Woodhouse on a bright sunny day". Photo © Roy Harris.

"British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 draws rolling stock for the next departure into Quorn & Woodhouse on a bright sunny day".
Photo © Roy Harris.

 

 


Added on Saturday 22nd August...

"An image of a steam-hauled goods train at sunset... Recreating the experience of a bygone age at the Great Central". Photo © John Smith.

"An image of a steam-hauled goods train at sunset... Recreating the experience of a bygone age at the Great Central".
Photo © John Smith.

"Steaming on with purpose... Visiting Ivatt Class 4 43106 makes smart progress with a southbound passenger train". Photo © Syd Hancock.

"Steaming on with purpose... Visiting Ivatt Class 4 43106 makes smart progress with a southbound passenger train".
Photo © Syd Hancock.

"A meeting of new and old... British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 of the 1950s passes the new modern housing development, south of Loughborough Central". Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"A meeting of new and old... British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 of the 1950s passes the new modern housing development, south of Loughborough Central".
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 


Added on Friday 21st August...

"A steam hauled express with British Railways Standard Class 5 73156, steaming through the Leicestershire countryside." 73156 is due to haul our passenger trains this weekend 22nd and 23rd August 2020, and Ivatt Class 2 46521 and English Electric Type 1 D8098 are on static display. Photo © John Bagshaw.

"A steam hauled express with British Railways Standard Class 5 73156, steaming through the Leicestershire countryside." 73156 is due to haul our passenger trains this weekend 22nd and 23rd August 2020, and Ivatt Class 2 46521 and English Electric Type 1 D8098 are on static display.
Photo © John Bagshaw.

"Modern image on the Great Central... Brush Type 4 1705 'Sparrowhawk' hauls a passenger train past Swithland Sidings, with both locomotive and rolling stock carrying liveries seen in the late 1960s". Photo © Steven Havers.

"Modern image on the Great Central... Brush Type 4 1705 'Sparrowhawk' hauls a passenger train past Swithland Sidings, with both locomotive and rolling stock carrying liveries seen in the late 1960s".
Photo © Steven Havers.

"A short pause at Leicester North before the return journey... British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 pauses for a moment before running round for the journey back to Loughborough Central". Photo © Roy Harris.

"A short pause at Leicester North before the return journey... British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 pauses for a moment before running round for the journey back to Loughborough Central".
Photo © Roy Harris.

 

 


Added on Thursday 20th August...

"The power of a steam locomotive at work... Ivatt Class 2 46521 ascends the 1-in-176 gradient south of Rothley, towards Leicester North". Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"The power of a steam locomotive at work... Ivatt Class 2 46521 ascends the 1-in-176 gradient south of Rothley, towards Leicester North".
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"A popular pairing of 68067 and 47406 power towards Quorn & Woodhouse with a heavy passenger train". Photo © Ken Simms.

"A popular pairing of 68067 and 47406 power towards Quorn & Woodhouse with a heavy passenger train".
Photo © Ken Simms.

"An early afternoon arrival at Rothley... King Arthur Class 777 'Sir Lamiel' makes an impressive entrance with a train for Leicester North". 777 Sir Lamiel is owned by the National Railway Museum. Photo © Graham Wignall.

"An early afternoon arrival at Rothley... King Arthur Class 777 'Sir Lamiel' makes an impressive entrance with a train for Leicester North".
777 Sir Lamiel is owned by the National Railway Museum.
Photo © Graham Wignall.

 

 


Added on Wednesday 19th August...

"A 2MT on the vans... British Railways Standard Class 2 78018 is the centre of attention while working a southbound van train". Photo © Ken Simms.

"A 2MT on the vans... British Railways Standard Class 2 78018 is the centre of attention while working a southbound van train".
Photo © Ken Simms.

"The power of steam... On a sunny morning in Leicestershire, 9F 92214 (running as 92220 'Evening Star') powers past Swithland Sidings with a mixed freight train". Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"The power of steam... On a sunny morning in Leicestershire, 9F 92214 (running as 92220 'Evening Star') powers past Swithland Sidings with a mixed freight train".
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 


Added on Tuesday 18th August...

"Visiting K4 61994 'The Great Marquess' hauls a postal special during a bright afternoon on the Great Central". Photo © Paul Biggs.

"Visiting K4 61994 'The Great Marquess' hauls a postal special during a bright afternoon on the Great Central".
Photo © Paul Biggs.

"Much activity at Swithland Sidings as train workings from the summer of 1968 were recreated on the Great Central". Photo © Peter Salmon.

"Much activity at Swithland Sidings as train workings from the summer of 1968 were recreated on the Great Central".
Photo © Peter Salmon.

 

 


Added on Monday 17th August...

"A view into the past... In June 1981, Thompson B1 1306 'Mayflower' runs round a train at Rothley, ready to return to Loughborough Central". Photo © W.R. Squires Collection.

"A view into the past... In June 1981, Thompson B1 1306 'Mayflower' runs round a train at Rothley, ready to return to Loughborough Central".
Photo © W.R. Squires Collection.

"The magic of travel by steam train has returned to the Great Central... Ivatt Class 2 46521 was our steam locomotive last weekend". Photo © John Storer.

"The magic of travel by steam train has returned to the Great Central... Ivatt Class 2 46521 was our steam locomotive last weekend".
Photo © John Storer.

"Prestige working for 78019... The popular BR Standard Class 2 is in charge of The Elizabethan dining train on its way south from Loughborough". Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Prestige working for 78019... The popular BR Standard Class 2 is in charge of The Elizabethan dining train on its way south from Loughborough".
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 


Added on Sunday 16th August...

"Recreating past workings... A British Railways Standard Class 9F hauls a long train of mineral wagons past Swithland Sidings". Photo © John Bagshaw.

"Recreating past workings... A British Railways Standard Class 9F hauls a long train of mineral wagons past Swithland Sidings".
Photo © John Bagshaw.

"A bright morning on the approach to Rothley, with a 9F hauled passenger train taking centre stage". Photo © Roy Harris.

"A bright morning on the approach to Rothley, with a 9F hauled passenger train taking centre stage".
Photo © Roy Harris.

"Generations apart... Class 50 50017 'Royal Oak' and 9F 92214 'Leicester City' stand on display at Quorn & Woodhouse". Photo © Great Central Railway / AJM.

"Generations apart... Class 50 50017 'Royal Oak' and 9F 92214 'Leicester City' stand on display at Quorn & Woodhouse".
Photo © Great Central Railway / AJM.

 

 


Added on Saturday 15th August...

"A familiar location, as seen in the early days of preservation... Stanier Class 5 5231 stands at Quorn & Woodhouse station during 1976." Photo © Great Central Railway.

"A familiar location, as seen in the early days of preservation... Stanier Class 5 5231 stands at Quorn & Woodhouse station during 1976."
Photo © Great Central Railway.

"Approach of a 50... Class 50 50017 'Royal Oak' leaves Rothley with a train for Loughborough Central". Photo © Steven Havers.

"Approach of a 50... Class 50 50017 'Royal Oak' leaves Rothley with a train for Loughborough Central".
Photo © Steven Havers.

"A change of seasons... Ivatt Class 2 46521 works past Swithland Sidings with a passenger train on a winter morning". Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"A change of seasons... Ivatt Class 2 46521 works past Swithland Sidings with a passenger train on a winter morning".
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 


Added on Friday 14th August...

"Class 2 sunset... Ivatt Class 2MT 46521 approaches Quorn & Woodhouse on a winter's evening". Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Class 2 sunset... Ivatt Class 2MT 46521 approaches Quorn & Woodhouse on a winter's evening".
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Summer Sunday working... British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 arrives at Rothley with a crew refresher train during July 2020". Photo © Roy Harris.

"Summer Sunday working... British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 arrives at Rothley with a crew refresher train during July 2020".
Photo © Roy Harris.

"Ivatt Class 2 46521 arrives at Loughborough Central with British Railways Standard Class 2 78018, on an overcast afternoon". Photo © Peter Salmon.

"Ivatt Class 2 46521 arrives at Loughborough Central with British Railways Standard Class 2 78018, on an overcast afternoon".
Photo © Peter Salmon.

 

 


Added on Thursday 13th August...

"Seen before the restoration of the station canopy, visiting Ivatt Class 2 2-6-2T 41241 stands at Loughborough Central with British Railways Southern Region coaching stock". - Photo © Maytyn Tattam.

"Seen before the restoration of the station canopy, visiting Ivatt Class 2 2-6-2T 41241 stands at Loughborough Central with British Railways Southern Region coaching stock".
Photo © Maytyn Tattam.

"1903 North Eastern Railway Electric Autocar 3170 proceeds towards Rothley during an extended visit to the GCR". The Autocar has now left the GCR, but we hope to welcome this splendid vehicle back to the railway in the future. - Photo © Joe Connell.

"1903 North Eastern Railway Electric Autocar 3170 proceeds towards Rothley during an extended visit to the GCR". The Autocar has now left the GCR, but we hope to welcome this splendid vehicle back to the railway in the future.
Photo © Joe Connell.

"Recreating a busy main line on the Southern Region of British Railways... Visiting Bulleid Light Pacific 34092 'City of Wells' accelerates away from Loughborough Central with a passenger train". - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Recreating a busy main line on the Southern Region of British Railways... Visiting Bulleid Light Pacific 34092 'City of Wells' accelerates away from Loughborough Central with a passenger train".
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 


Added on Wednesday 12th August...

This evening our thoughts are with all those affected by today's events in Scotland. - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

This evening our thoughts are with all those affected by today's events in Scotland.
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"One of Sir William Stanier's earlier designs for the LMS, 2-6-0 42968 crosses Swithland Viaduct during a popular visit to the Great Central". - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"One of Sir William Stanier's earlier designs for the LMS, 2-6-0 42968 crosses Swithland Viaduct during a popular visit to the Great Central".
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 approaches Quorn & Woodhouse with a crew refresher train on a sunny July morning". - Photo © Roy Harris.

"British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 approaches Quorn & Woodhouse with a crew refresher train on a sunny July morning".
Photo © Roy Harris.

 

 


Added on Tuesday 11th August...

"Steaming into the future... 52 years after hauling the 'Fifteen Guinea Special' on the last day of steam on the British Railways network, 70013 'Oliver Cromwell' is currently being overhauled and will return to steam once again at the Great Central". 70013 "Oliver Cromwell" appears courtesy of the National Railway Museum. Photo © Lewis Day.

"Steaming into the future... 52 years after hauling the 'Fifteen Guinea Special' on the last day of steam on the British Railways network, 70013 'Oliver Cromwell' is currently being overhauled and will return to steam once again at the Great Central".
70013 "Oliver Cromwell" appears courtesy of the National Railway Museum.
Photo © Lewis Day.

"On this day 11th August in 1968, 70013 'Oliver Cromwell' was one of the locomotives chosen to haul the famous 'Fifteen Guinea Special' (1T57) on the last day of steam on the British Railways network..." This photograph was taken in 2018 as we recreated 1T57 on the 50th anniversary of the original event. 70013 "Oliver Cromwell" appears courtesy of the National Railway Museum. Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"On this day 11th August in 1968, 70013 'Oliver Cromwell' was one of the locomotives chosen to haul the famous 'Fifteen Guinea Special' (1T57) on the last day of steam on the British Railways network..." This photograph was taken in 2018 as we recreated 1T57 on the 50th anniversary of the original event. 70013 "Oliver Cromwell" appears courtesy of the National Railway Museum.
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"A local passenger train for Rothley... Fowler 3F 47406 steams south through Swithland Sidings". - Photo © Peter Salmon.

"A local passenger train for Rothley... Fowler 3F 47406 steams south through Swithland Sidings".
Photo © Peter Salmon.

 

 


Added on Monday 10th August...

"Powering away from the town station... Visiting GWR Manor 7802 'Bradley Manor' steams onto the long straight to begin a gentle climb to the next station". - Photo © Ken Simms.

"Powering away from the town station... Visiting GWR Manor 7802 'Bradley Manor' steams onto the long straight to begin a gentle climb to the next station".
Photo © Ken Simms.

"Much earlier in the GCR preservation story in August 1974, Littleton Number 5 passes under the A6 road bridge south of Loughborough, with a train for Quorn & Woodhouse". - Photo © W.R. Squires Collection.

"Much earlier in the GCR preservation story in August 1974, Littleton Number 5 passes under the A6 road bridge south of Loughborough, with a train for Quorn & Woodhouse".
Photo © W.R. Squires Collection.

"A morning arrival at Rothley... Stanier Class 5 45305 'Alderman A.E. Draper' glides into the platform with a passenger train for Leicester North." - Photo © Luke Mackie.

"A morning arrival at Rothley... Stanier Class 5 45305 'Alderman A.E. Draper' glides into the platform with a passenger train for Leicester North."
Photo © Luke Mackie.

 

 


Added on Sunday 9th August...

"Taking on water before another trip... Visiting GWR 1500 Class 1501 stands at the water column, north of Loughborough Central station". - Photo © John Smith.

"Taking on water before another trip... Visiting GWR 1500 Class 1501 stands at the water column, north of Loughborough Central station".
Photo © John Smith.

"Steam power in motion... British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 accelerates away from Rothley with a crew refresher train during July 2020". - Photo © Roy Harris.

"Steam power in motion... British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 accelerates away from Rothley with a crew refresher train during July 2020".
Photo © Roy Harris.

"GWR Modified Hall 6990 'Witherslack Hall' works a southbound empty coaching stock train, ready to collect passengers at the next station". - Photo © Alan Weaver.

"GWR Modified Hall 6990 'Witherslack Hall' works a southbound empty coaching stock train, ready to collect passengers at the next station".
Photo © Alan Weaver.

 

 


Added on Saturday 8th August...

"Into the evening... A steam-hauled passenger train approaches Quorn & Woodhouse from the north". - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Into the evening... A steam-hauled passenger train approaches Quorn & Woodhouse from the north".
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Moments ago near Thurcaston... Stanier Class 5 45305 'Alderman A.E. Draper' ascends the gentle gradient towards Leicester North with the 1:50pm passenger service from Quorn & Woodhouse". - Photo © Great Central Railway/AJM.

"Moments ago near Thurcaston... Stanier Class 5 45305 'Alderman A.E. Draper' ascends the gentle gradient towards Leicester North with the 1:50pm passenger service from Quorn & Woodhouse".
Photo © Great Central Railway/AJM.

"Stanier Class 5 45305 'Alderman A.E. Draper' puts on a show for visitors in the station yard at Quorn & Woodhouse in early August." - Photo © Alan Weaver.

"Stanier Class 5 45305 'Alderman A.E. Draper' puts on a show for visitors in the station yard at Quorn & Woodhouse in early August."
Photo © Alan Weaver.

 

 


Added on Friday 7th August...

"A mid-July afternoon in 2020 on the Great Central sees 73156 working a crew refresher train of empty coaching stock through the countryside". - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"A mid-July afternoon in 2020 on the Great Central sees 73156 working a crew refresher train of empty coaching stock through the countryside".
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Visiting West Country Light Pacific 34092 'City of Wells' steams along the straight track south of Quorn & Woodhouse on a sunny afternoon in Leicestershire." - Photo © Ken Simms.

"Visiting West Country Light Pacific 34092 'City of Wells' steams along the straight track south of Quorn & Woodhouse on a sunny afternoon in Leicestershire."
Photo © Ken Simms.

"Goods vehicles on the move... British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 brings a train of mineral wagons through the cutting, north of Rothley Station". - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Goods vehicles on the move... British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 brings a train of mineral wagons through the cutting, north of Rothley Station".
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 


Added on Thursday 6th August...

"The intensive timetables of GCR gala days deliver busy scenes all along the line... BR Standard Class 2 78019 steams past Swithland Sidings, passing a goods train and a passenger train in the Up and Down loops". - Photo © Peter Salmon.

"The intensive timetables of GCR gala days deliver busy scenes all along the line... BR Standard Class 2 78019 steams past Swithland Sidings, passing a goods train and a passenger train in the Up and Down loops".
Photo © Peter Salmon.

"In the distance... Fowler 3F 47406 is pictured working a short passenger train between Loughborough Central and Quorn & Woodhouse". - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"In the distance... Fowler 3F 47406 is pictured working a short passenger train between Loughborough Central and Quorn & Woodhouse".
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"The majestic power of steam... British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 exits the Down Loop at Loughborough Central, while running round to collect rolling stock for the next departure". - Photo © Alan Weaver.

"The majestic power of steam... British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 exits the Down Loop at Loughborough Central, while running round to collect rolling stock for the next departure".
Photo © Alan Weaver.

 

 


Added on Wednesday 5th August...

"Stanier Class 5 45305 'Alderman A.E. Draper' powers towards Quorn & Woodhouse with a southbound passenger train". - Photo © John Bagshaw.

"Stanier Class 5 45305 'Alderman A.E. Draper' powers towards Quorn & Woodhouse with a southbound passenger train".
Photo © John Bagshaw.

"GNR N2 carring LNER number 4744 arrives at Quorn & Woodhouse during a Road Rail Steam event in 1981, while 71000 'Duke of Gloucester' stands in the Up Reception North siding prior to full restoration". - Photo © W.R. Squires Collection.

"GNR N2 carring LNER number 4744 arrives at Quorn & Woodhouse during a Road Rail Steam event in 1981, while 71000 'Duke of Gloucester' stands in the Up Reception North siding prior to full restoration".
Photo © W.R. Squires Collection.

"A busy scene at Loughborough Central on 2nd August 2020, with 6990 'Witherslack Hall', NER Autocar 3170, and a Metro Cammel diesel railcar all in view". - Photo © Alan Weaver.

"A busy scene at Loughborough Central on 2nd August 2020, with 6990 'Witherslack Hall', NER Autocar 3170, and a Metro Cammel diesel railcar all in view".
Photo © Alan Weaver.

 

 


Added on Tuesday 4th August...

"A different perspective... Visiting GWR 5600 Class 5643 steams along the long straight south of Quorn &amp; Woodhouse".</strong><br /> The photograph also provides a good view of signalling at Quorn &amp; Woodhouse, with ten signals clearly visible. - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"A different perspective... Visiting GWR 5600 Class 5643 steams along the long straight south of Quorn & Woodhouse".
The photograph also provides a good view of signalling at Quorn & Woodhouse, with ten signals clearly visible.
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Looking back to March 14th 1975, GCR Improved Director Class 506 'Butler Henderson' stands at Loughborough Central on the day of the loco's arrival on the preserved Great Central". 506 is owned by the National Railway Museum. - Photo © W.R. Squires Collection.

"Looking back to March 14th 1975, GCR Improved Director Class 506 'Butler Henderson' stands at Loughborough Central on the day of the loco's arrival on the preserved Great Central". 506 is owned by the National Railway Museum.
Photo © W.R. Squires Collection.

"A view from the platform... 6990 'Witherslack Hall' arrives at Quorn &amp; Woodhouse with empty coaching stock to form a passenger train for Leicester North". - Photo © Aidan Staples.

"A view from the platform... 6990 'Witherslack Hall' arrives at Quorn & Woodhouse with empty coaching stock to form a passenger train for Leicester North".
Photo © Aidan Staples.

 

 


Added on Monday 3rd August...

"The passengers return... The Signalman's Agent offers the Rothley to Leicester North single line train staff to the crew of 92214, which is hauling our first passenger train since March on 25th July 2020." - Photo © Pat Brown.

"The passengers return... The Signalman's Agent offers the Rothley to Leicester North single line train staff to the crew of 92214, which is hauling our first passenger train since March on 25th July 2020."
Photo © Pat Brown.

"Sulzer power on a busy main line, recreating a scene from the 1960s... Sulzer Type 2 D5185 and BRCW Type 2 D5401 pass Swithland Sidings prior to the commissioning of the signal box". - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Sulzer power on a busy main line, recreating a scene from the 1960s... Sulzer Type 2 D5185 and BRCW Type 2 D5401 pass Swithland Sidings prior to the commissioning of the signal box".
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Renewed beginnings... 9F 92214 departs from Quorn &amp; Woodhouse during our first weekend of passenger train running since the beginning of lockdown".</strong><br /> This is photograph number 401 in our Daily Image Gallery, updated every day from March 25th. We intend to continue publishing new images each day, with a mixture of present day and archive photographs for your enjoyment. - Photo © Alan Weaver.

"Renewed beginnings... 9F 92214 departs from Quorn & Woodhouse during our first weekend of passenger train running since the beginning of lockdown".
This is photograph number 401 in our Daily Image Gallery, updated every day from March 25th. We intend to continue publishing new images each day, with a mixture of present day and archive photographs for your enjoyment.
Photo © Alan Weaver.

 

 


Added on Sunday 2nd August...

"The beginning of a train journey, powered by steam... The south end of Loughborough Central station is the setting as BR Standard Class 5 73156 departs." - Photo © John Storer.

"The beginning of a train journey, powered by steam... The south end of Loughborough Central station is the setting as BR Standard Class 5 73156 departs."
Photo © John Storer.

"A bright early August afternoon at Rothley, with Stanier Class 5 45305 'Alderman A.E. Draper' passing by." - Photo © Great Central Railway/AJM.

"A bright early August afternoon at Rothley, with Stanier Class 5 45305 'Alderman A.E. Draper' passing by."
Photo © Great Central Railway/AJM.

"On a bright Leicestershire morning in late July 2020, 9F 92214 'Leicester City' arrives at Quorn &amp; Woodhouse." - Photo © Roy Harris.

"On a bright Leicestershire morning in late July 2020, 9F 92214 'Leicester City' arrives at Quorn & Woodhouse."
Photo © Roy Harris.

 

 


Added on Saturday 1st August...

"The first day of August brings a Hall and bright sunshine as 6990 'Witherslack Hall' steams south with the 1:50pm passenger train from Quorn &amp; Woodhouse." - Photo © John Storer.

"The first day of August brings a Hall and bright sunshine as 6990 'Witherslack Hall' steams south with the 1:50pm passenger train from Quorn & Woodhouse."
Photo © John Storer.

"With a liberal coating of grime, a work-stained 92214 recreates the typical appearance of the 9F class during the 1960s, while hauling a goods train away from Loughborough Central." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"With a liberal coating of grime, a work-stained 92214 recreates the typical appearance of the 9F class during the 1960s, while hauling a goods train away from Loughborough Central."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"GWR Modified Hall 6990 'Witherslack Hall' climbs the gentle gradient towards Quorn &amp; Woodhouse on a bright morning in Leicestershire." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"GWR Modified Hall 6990 'Witherslack Hall' climbs the gentle gradient towards Quorn & Woodhouse on a bright morning in Leicestershire."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 


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