Daily Image Gallery – March 2021

The arrival of March brought optimism, with the return of passenger trains only a few short weeks away. Preparations for reopening saw a return of some "present day" images in the daily gallery.

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Added on 31st March 2021...

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Published at 19:40

"Steaming through the Leicestershire countryside, Ivatt Class 2 46521 works a train of empty coaching stock between Loughborough and Quorn & Woodhouse".
Photo © John Smith.

 

 


Added on 30th March 2021...

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Published at 19:40

"On a bright afternoon in 2017, British Railways Standard Class 9F 92214 steams along the straight section, south of Quorn & Woodhouse with a train for Leicester North."
Photo © John Bagshaw.

 

 


Added on 28th March 2021...

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Published at 15:20

"Arrival of the Class 5 4-6-0s... Stanier Class 5 45305 of the 1940s and British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 of the 1950s arrive at Swithland Sidings with a fitted van train."
Photo © Peter Salmon.

 

 


Added on 27th March 2021...

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Published at 19:30

"The railway never sleeps... Volunteers from our Signal & Telegraph department are carrying out important works this evening to ensure that we are ready for the return of passenger trains."We look forward to welcoming passengers back to the railway from 17th April 2021.
Photo © AJM.

 

 

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Published at 14:40

"Brighter days are ahead, and scenes like these will soon return to the Leicestershire countryside... 9F 92214 'Leicester City' powers away from Loughborough Central, back in May 2019."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 


Added on 26th March 2021...

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Published at 20:30

"The ever-popular Southern Railway King Arthur Class 777 'Sir Lamiel' departs from Platform 2 at Loughborough Central in January 2014."
Sir Lamiel appears courtesy of the National Railway Museum.
Photo © Peter Salmon.

 

 


Added on 25th March 2021...

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Published at 20:30

"Mixed traffic work with a Great Western Railway theme... Visiting GWR Hall 4953 'Pitchford Hall' works a train of mineral wagons past Swithland Sidings in early 2020."
Photo © John Smith.

 

 


Added on 24th March 2021...

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Published at 19:15

"Delivering the mail... Visiting British Railways Standard Class 4 76084 accelerates away from Loughborough Central and on to the long straight section towards Quorn & Woodhouse, in October 2014."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

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Published at 14:50

"The Signalman at Swithland Sidings has a superb view of proceedings from the signal box, which will once again see passenger trains passing by from 17th April 2021."
Photo © AJM.

 

 

 

 


Added on 23rd March 2021...

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Published at 18:40

"A journey of a King... Visiting GWR King Class 6023 'King Edward II' recreates the early days of the British Railways era with a southbound express."
Photo © David Putt.

 

 


Added on 22nd March 2021...

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Published at 18:40

"Always a popular locomotive, Britannia Pacific 70013 'Oliver Cromwell' steams impressively away from Loughborough Central in November 2018." 70013 "Oliver Cromwell" appears courtesy of the National Railway Museum.
Photo © John Bagshaw.

 

 


Added on 21st March 2021...

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Published at 20:30

"The return of passenger trains was eagerly awaited last summer, and it was BR Standard Class 2 78018 which made the first journey along the line by a steam loco since the beginning of lockdown, while out on test on 22nd May 2020."
Photo © AJM.

 

 

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Published at 17:00

"Daffodils create a springtime scene at Rothley, and reasons for optimism... Regular security checks will soon be replaced by the welcome return of visitors and passenger trains to the GCR from 17th April 2021." We look forward to welcoming you back to the railway soon.
Photo © AJM.

 

 


Added on 20th March 2021...

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Published at 20:40

"Evening time on shed with visiting LNER B12 8572 standing beside British Railways Standard Class 2 78018 after a busy day in 2018."
Photo © William Peckham.

 

 

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Published at 18:30

"A fine scene from October 2018 as visiting Southern Railway West Country Class 34092 'City of Wells' steams away from Rothley, passing British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 which simmers quietly while awaiting the next duty."
Photo © Joe Connell.

 

 


Added on 19th March 2021...

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Published at 18:00

"Much to look forward to... Passenger trains will be returning to our stations soon, with locomotives such as BR Standard Class 5 73156 and Stanier Class 8 48305 seen here, among those returning to action."
Photo © GCR/AJM.

 

 


Added on 18th March 2021...

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Published at 18:20

"The impressive sight of British Railways Standard Class 9F 92214 (appearing as 92220 'Evening Star' for a special event), is photographed while powering away from Loughborough Central."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 

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Published at 13:50

"A train arrives at Rothley on a bright morning in July 2020, hauled by British Railways Standard Class 5 73156."
Photo © Roy Harris.

 

 


Added on 17th March 2021...

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Published at 20:30

"The impressive sight of a steam locomotive at work... Stanier Class 8 48624 works a mineral train past Swithland Sidings in February 2018."
Photo © John Smith.

 

 


Added on 16th March 2021...

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Published at 13:10

"We'll be back soon... British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 approaches Rothley with a passenger train in October 2019." Passenger trains will return to the GCR from 17th April 2021.
Photo © Roy Harris.

 

 


Added on 15th March 2021...

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Published at 18:30

"Forward with optimism... Resident GWR Modified Hall 6990 'Witherslack Hall' steams towards Quorn & Woodhouse with empty coaching stock to form the next passenger train of the day, during October 2020."
Photo © Alan Weaver.

 

 


Added on 14th March 2021...

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Published at 19:00

"A visitor from the London & North Eastern Railway, Thompson B1 1264 (appearing as 1251 'Oliver Bury') steams away from Loughborough Central with a fitted van train."
Photo © John Bagshaw.

 

 


Added on 13th March 2021...

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Published at 19:20

"A Great Western Railway visitor... Small Prairie Class 5526 arrives at Rothley with companion Autocoach for push-pull working, in January 2011."
Photo © Peter Salmon.

 

 


Added on 12th March 2021...

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Published at 19:00

"Tank engines in charge... Fowler 3F 47406 and visiting British Railways Standard Class 4 80136 steam impressively past Swithland Sidings in May 2017."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 


Added on 11th March 2021...

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Published at 18:50

"Fine locomotives wait at Loughborough Central... Ivatt Class 2 46521 and visiting British Railways Standard Class 4 76084 enjoy a brief pause before the next duty in October 2014."
Photo © Peter Salmon.

 

 


Added on 10th March 2021...

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Published at 20:50

"An atmospheric departure as visiting British Railways Standard Class 9F 92212 powers away from Loughborough Central in June 2015".
Photo © Peter Salmon.

 

 


Added on 9th March 2021...

Today's image 1 of 1
Published at 19:20

"Passengers enjoy the spectacle as Stanier Class 8 48305 draws their train into the platform at Quorn & Woodhouse.... a scene which will return from 17th April 2021."
Photo © John Smith.

 

 


Added on 8th March 2021...

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Published at 21:00

"Diesel hydraulic traction from the Western Region of British Railways visits the East Midlands in the form of Warship D821 'Greyhound', pictured here in September 2019, with Stanier Class 8 48305 in the background."
Photo © Ian Morley.

 

 

Today's image 1 of 2
Published at 20:00

"A Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway theme recreated on the Great Central, as visiting former S&D 7F 2-8-0 number 53808 steams away from Loughborough Central with a mineral train in May 2016."
Photo © John Bagshaw.

 

 


Added on 7th March 2021...

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Published at 19:50

"A locomotive's first movements under its own power for half a century, as restoration from scrapyard condition drew closer to completion...
British Railways Standard Class 2 78018, seen here in 2016, has since become a regular member of the GCR fleet."

Photo © Joe Connell.

 

 

Today's image 2 of 3
Published at 15:20

"A busy afternoon at Loughborough Central in October 2015 sees Southern Railway King Arthur Class 777 'Sir Lamiel' departing for Leicester North, while Ivatt Class 2 46521 awaits the next duty in the background." "Sir Lamiel" appears courtesy of the National Railway Museum.
Photo © Alan Weaver.

 

 

Today's image 1 of 3
Published at 12:30

"One year ago, Stanier Class 8 48305 proceeds along the Down Loop at Loughborough Central, during our penultimate weekend of running, before the introduction of national Coronavirus restrictions. Twelve months on, we're looking forward to the return of passenger trains from 17th April 2021. Tickets will go on sale soon."
Photo © Andrew Morley.

 

 


Added on 6th March 2021...

Today's image 3 of 3
Published at 20:20

"A popular visitor from the LNER... K1 62005 accelerates away from Quorn & Woodhouse with a passenger train for Leicester North in January 2020."
Photo © Peter Salmon.

 

 

Today's image 2 of 3
Published at 18:50

"Mixed freight with O4 63601 approaching Quorn & Woodhouse... This locomotive was originally built at Gorton works by the Great Central Railway, entering service in 1912 as GCR 8K Class, number 102."
63601 appears courtesy of the National Railway Museum, and is currently being overhauled at Loughborough.
Photo © Richard Bingham.

 

 

Today's image 1 of 3
Published at 13:50

"All clear for the express. Britannia Pacific 70013 'Oliver Cromwell' hauls 'The South Yorkshireman' on a pleasant afternoon in May 2008." Oliver Cromwell appears courtesy of the National Railway Museum.
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 


Added on 5th March 2021...

Today's image 2 of 2
Published at 20:30

"A view from the patio, as visiting British Railways Standard Class 9F 92212 arrives at Quorn & Woodhouse station in 2015."
Photo © Peter Salmon.

 

 

Today's image 1 of 2
Published at 19:10

"Often away from the limelight, a fleet of Permanent Way vehicles play a vital role in keeping the railway running... Today at Rothley, eight 'Dogfish' ballast hopper wagons have been delivered to our Carriage & Wagon works for maintenance, along with a 'Shark' ballast plough brake van, for some TLC."
Photo © Andrew Morley.

 

 


Added on 4th March 2021...

Today's image 3 of 3
Published at 20:30

"The camera captures interesting lighting effects in the cutting north of Rothley Station, as British Railways Standard Class 2 78018 departs with a local passenger train."
Photo © Ken Simms.

 

 

Today's image 2 of 3
Published at 19:00

"A branch line special with two dependable 0-6-0 tank engines... 68067 and 47406 are signalled into the Down Loop at Swithland Sidings."
Photo © Roy Harris.

 

 

Today's image 1 of 3
Published at 14:00

"Preparations are continuing for the return of passenger trains from 17th April 2021. This tamping machine has been carrying out work on track just north of Quorn & Woodhouse in the area of Bridge 341, which received a replacement deck in 2020."
Photo © Andrew Morley.

 

 


Added on 3rd March 2021...

Today's image 2 of 2
Published at 20:20

"A passenger train turn for British Railways Standard Class 9F 92214, steaming away from Quorn & Woodhouse on a July morning in 2020."
Photo © Peter Salmon.

 

 

Today's image 1 of 2
Published at 19:10

"A Class 769 multiple unit on the left of the picture betrays the modern era, as visiting GWR Manor Class 7802 'Bradley Manor' creates a picturesque scene at Swithland Sidings during 2019."
Photo © John Bagshaw.

 

 


Added on 2nd March 2021...

Today's image 2 of 2
Published at 20:40

"Ivatt Class 2 46521 is running under clear signals, passing Swithland Sidings on a bright September morning in 2018."
Photo © Andrew Morley.

 

 

Today's image 1 of 2
Published at 19:20

"A visiting Class 4 powers along the line... Ivatt Class 4 2-6-0 number 43106 makes progress through a cutting on the outskirts of Loughborough, during a popular visit in June 2015."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 


Added on 1st March 2021...

Today's image 2 of 2
Published at 20:40

"A popular visitor of London Midland and Scottish Railway origin... Hughes Crab 13065 prepares for duty during a visit to the Great Central in January 2018."
Photo © Graham Wignall.

 

 

Today's image 1 of 2
Published at 19:15

"The power of steam on show... Britannia Pacific 70013 'Oliver Cromwell' accelerates away from Loughborough Central with a train for Leicester North."
"Oliver Cromwell" appears courtesy of the National Railway Museum, and is currently under overhaul at the GCR ahead of a return to steam.
Photo © Ken Simms.

 


 

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September 2020
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