Daily Image Gallery – October 2020

Although the Autumn Steam Gala could not take place in October this year, train running continued at weekends throughout the month. October's gallery follows:

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Added on Saturday 31st October ...

Today's image 1 of 1
Published at 18:00

"A 9F on freight train duty... A visiting example of this highly successful Riddles design, 92203, steams along the straight, south of Quorn & Woodhouse." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"A 9F on freight train duty... A visiting example of this highly successful Riddles design, 92203, steams along the straight, south of Quorn & Woodhouse."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 


Added on Friday 30th October ...

"At the start of another day, Stanier Class 8 48305 and Brush Type 4 1705 are propelled towards Quorn & Woodhouse by English Electric Type 1 D8098." - Photo © John Smith.

"At the start of another day, Stanier Class 8 48305 and Brush Type 4 1705 are propelled towards Quorn & Woodhouse by English Electric Type 1 D8098."
Photo © John Smith.

"Stanier Class 8 48305 arrives at Quorn & Woodhouse with a passenger train during the 2020 post-lockdown services." - Photo © John Smith.

"Stanier Class 8 48305 arrives at Quorn & Woodhouse with a passenger train during the 2020 post-lockdown services."
Photo © John Smith.

 

 


Added on Thursday 29th October...

"First generation diesel railcars provide excellent views and heating, for an enjoyable and comfortable journey." - Photo © Syd Hancock.

"First generation diesel railcars provide excellent views and heating, for an enjoyable and comfortable journey."
Photo © Syd Hancock.

"A meeting of the old and new, with British Railways Standard Class 2 78018 passing housing of 2020, just south of Loughborough on the Great Central." - Photo © Alan Weaver.

"A meeting of the old and new, with British Railways Standard Class 2 78018 passing housing of 2020, just south of Loughborough on the Great Central."
Photo © Alan Weaver.

 

 


Added on Wednesday 28th October...

"A busy afternoon at Swithland Sidings with four steam locos forming an interesting scene." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"A busy afternoon at Swithland Sidings with four steam locos forming an interesting scene."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 


Added on Tuesday 27th October...

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Published at 19:30

"British Railways Standard Class 9F 92214 'Leicester City' steams southwards from Loughborough Central with a passenger train." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"British Railways Standard Class 9F 92214 'Leicester City' steams southwards from Loughborough Central with a passenger train."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 


Added on Monday 26th October...

"Returning to shed after a long day of work... Fowler 3F 47406 steams back to Loughborough as the sun sets." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Returning to shed after a long day of work... Fowler 3F 47406 steams back to Loughborough as the sun sets."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Recreating an afternoon freight train on the Southern Region... Visiting Q-Class 30541 (appearing as 30543) steams towards Swithland Viaduct." - Photo © John Smith.

"Recreating an afternoon freight train on the Southern Region... Visiting Q-Class 30541 (appearing as 30543) steams towards Swithland Viaduct."
Photo © John Smith.

 

 


Added on Sunday 25th October...

"The tremendous power of a 9F on display, as 92214 (appearing in the guise of fellow preserved 9F 92220 'Evening Star') steams away from Swithland Sidings." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"The tremendous power of a 9F on display, as 92214 (appearing in the guise of fellow preserved 9F 92220 'Evening Star') steams away from Swithland Sidings."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Looking back to Easter 1979, 71000 'Duke of Gloucester' stands at Loughborough Central, with restoration in progress." - Photo © Harper Shaw Collection.

"Looking back to Easter 1979, 71000 'Duke of Gloucester' stands at Loughborough Central, with restoration in progress."
Photo © Harper Shaw Collection.

"The day begins with British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 departing for Quorn & Woodhouse." - Photo © Great Central Railway/AJM.

"The day begins with British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 departing for Quorn & Woodhouse."
Photo © Great Central Railway/AJM.

 

 


Added on Saturday 24th October...

"Standing in anticipation... British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 waits for departure with the evening dining train." - Photo © Great Central Railway/AJM.

"Standing in anticipation... British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 waits for departure with the evening dining train."
Photo © Great Central Railway/AJM.

"British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 makes progress past Swithland Sidings, working a southbound passenger train." - Photo © Roy Harris.

"British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 makes progress past Swithland Sidings, working a southbound passenger train."
Photo © Roy Harris.

 

 


Added on Friday 23rd October...

"Unique British Railways Standard Class 8 71000 'Duke of Gloucester' steams away from Loughborough Central." - Photo © Great Central Railway.

"Unique British Railways Standard Class 8 71000 'Duke of Gloucester' steams away from Loughborough Central."
Photo © Great Central Railway.

"A powerful 4-6-0 in the sunshine... British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 pauses in the sunshine at Loughborough Central." - Photo © GCR/AJM.

"A powerful 4-6-0 in the sunshine... British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 pauses in the sunshine at Loughborough Central."
Photo © GCR/AJM.

 

 


Added on Wednesday 21st October...

"A Southern Region express powers along a busy main line, hauled by Bulleid Battle of Britain Class 34053 'Sir Keith Park', during a popular visit to the Great Central." - Photo © John Bagshaw.

"A Southern Region express powers along a busy main line, hauled by Bulleid Battle of Britain Class 34053 'Sir Keith Park', during a popular visit to the Great Central."
Photo © John Bagshaw.

"With paintwork gleaming, British Railways Standard Class 2 78018 departs with a southbound passenger train." - Photo © Ken Simms.

"With paintwork gleaming, British Railways Standard Class 2 78018 departs with a southbound passenger train."
Photo © Ken Simms.

 

 


Added on Tuesday 20th October...

"With paintwork gleaming, British Railways Standard Class 2 78018 departs with a southbound passenger train." - Photo © Great Central Railway/AJM.

"With paintwork gleaming, British Railways Standard Class 2 78018 departs with a southbound passenger train."
Photo © Great Central Railway/AJM.

 

 


Added on Monday 19th October...

"A steam locomotive in the sunshine... Stanier Class 5 45305 climbs the gentle gradient towards Quorn & Woodhouse, back in April 2015." - Photo © Peter Salmon.

"A steam locomotive in the sunshine... Stanier Class 5 45305 climbs the gentle gradient towards Quorn & Woodhouse, back in April 2015."
Photo © Peter Salmon.

"Stanier Class 5 45305 rounds the curve on the approach to Swithland Viaduct with a train for Leicester North." - Photo © Alan Weaver.

"Stanier Class 5 45305 rounds the curve on the approach to Swithland Viaduct with a train for Leicester North."
Photo © Alan Weaver.

 

 


Added on Sunday 18th October...

"The last train of the day accelerates up the 1-in-176 incline towards Leicester North on Sunday 18th October 2020." - Photo © Great Central Railway/AJM.

"The last train of the day accelerates up the 1-in-176 incline towards Leicester North on Sunday 18th October 2020."
Photo © Great Central Railway/AJM.

"Autumn colours set the scene as British Railways Standard Class 9F 92214 steams through Leicestershire, back in 2018." - Photo © Scott Mattock.

"Autumn colours set the scene as British Railways Standard Class 9F 92214 steams through Leicestershire, back in 2018."
Photo © Scott Mattock.

 

 


Added on Saturday 17th October...

"A journey back to yesteryear at the Great Central Railway, with British Railways Standard Class 9F 92214." - Photo © Alan Weaver.

"A journey back to yesteryear at the Great Central Railway, with British Railways Standard Class 9F 92214."
Photo © Alan Weaver.

"Nearing journey's end... British Railways Standard Class 2 78018 and Fowler 3F 47406 approach Loughborough Central with a train from Leicester North." - Photo © Peter Salmon.

"Nearing journey's end... British Railways Standard Class 2 78018 and Fowler 3F 47406 approach Loughborough Central with a train from Leicester North."
Photo © Peter Salmon.

"The day begins... British Railways Standard Class 9F 92214 glides through Rothley with the first passenger train of the weekend." - Photo © Great Central Railway/AJM.

"The day begins... British Railways Standard Class 9F 92214 glides through Rothley with the first passenger train of the weekend."
Photo © Great Central Railway/AJM.

 

 


Added on Friday 16th October...

"A spirited departure with power to spare... British Railways Standard Class 9F 92214 accelerates away from Loughborough Central with a southbound passenger train." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"A spirited departure with power to spare... British Railways Standard Class 9F 92214 accelerates away from Loughborough Central with a southbound passenger train."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"British Rail Class 37/7 37714 'Cardiff Canton' powers away from Loughborough Central". - Photo © Joe Connell.

"British Rail Class 37/7 37714 'Cardiff Canton' powers away from Loughborough Central".
Photo © Joe Connell.

"Stanier Class 5 45305 'Alderman A.E. Draper' arrives at Quorn & Woodhouse in bright morning sunshine." - Photo © Roy Harris.

"Stanier Class 5 45305 'Alderman A.E. Draper' arrives at Quorn & Woodhouse in bright morning sunshine."
Photo © Roy Harris.

 

 


Added on Thursday 15th October...

"A Western express... Visiting GWR Modified Hall 6960 'Raveningham Hall' is in charge of 'The Inter-City' on a bright afternoon at the Great Central." - Photo © Alan Weaver.

"A Western express... Visiting GWR Modified Hall 6960 'Raveningham Hall' is in charge of 'The Inter-City' on a bright afternoon at the Great Central."
Photo © Alan Weaver.

"A journey in the morning sunshine... Ivatt Class 2 46521 steams towards Quorn & Woodhouse on a late summer day." - Photo © John Smith.

"A journey in the morning sunshine... Ivatt Class 2 46521 steams towards Quorn & Woodhouse on a late summer day."
Photo © John Smith.

 

 


Added on Wednesday 14th October...

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Published at 18:20

"Ivatt 2-6-0 in the sunshine... 46521 emerges from beneath Beeches Road bridge with a train for Leicester North." - Photo © Alan Weaver.

"Ivatt 2-6-0 in the sunshine... 46521 emerges from beneath Beeches Road bridge with a train for Leicester North."
Photo © Alan Weaver.

 

 


Added on Tuesday 13th October...

"Hauling the empties... Fowler 3F 47406 hauls a train of mineral wagons from the loop to the main line as their journey continues." - Photo © Roy Harris.

"Hauling the empties... Fowler 3F 47406 hauls a train of mineral wagons from the loop to the main line as their journey continues."
Photo © Roy Harris.

"The lunchtime dining train steams along the single line towards Leicester North..." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"The lunchtime dining train steams along the single line towards Leicester North..."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 


Added on Monday 12th October...

"An afternoon charter for 73156... The popular BR Standard Class 5 hauls a passenger train including private charter vehicles towards Rothley on a spring afternoon." - Photo © Roy Harris.

"An afternoon charter for 73156... The popular BR Standard Class 5 hauls a passenger train including private charter vehicles towards Rothley on a spring afternoon."
Photo © Roy Harris.

"An impressive display of steam motive power on a Great Central passenger train, with British Railways Standard Class 9F 92214 'Leicester City' and visiting Southern Railway Battle of Britain Class 34081 '92 Squadron'." - Photo © John Bagshaw.

"An impressive display of steam motive power on a Great Central passenger train, with British Railways Standard Class 9F 92214 'Leicester City' and visiting Southern Railway Battle of Britain Class 34081 '92 Squadron'."
Photo © John Bagshaw.

 

 


Added on Sunday 11th October...

"Steam power from the Southern Region... Visiting U Class 2-6-0 31806 storms away from Loughborough Central with a train for Leicester North." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Steam power from the Southern Region... Visiting U Class 2-6-0 31806 storms away from Loughborough Central with a train for Leicester North."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Empty stock to form a day's first passenger train... Stanier Class 5 45305 'Alderman A.E. Draper' hauls a rake of British Railway Mark 1 coaching stock, southbound from Loughborough Central." - Photo © John Smith.

"Empty stock to form a day's first passenger train... Stanier Class 5 45305 'Alderman A.E. Draper' hauls a rake of British Railway Mark 1 coaching stock, southbound from Loughborough Central."
Photo © John Smith.

"It's a lovely day to travel by train.... 6990 "Witherslack Hall" glides through Rothley with the first train of the day on Sunday 11th October 2020." - Photo © Great Central Railway/AJM.

"It's a lovely day to travel by train.... 6990 "Witherslack Hall" glides through Rothley with the first train of the day on Sunday 11th October 2020."
Photo © Great Central Railway/AJM.

 

 


Added on Saturday 10th October...

"A van train conveys an assortment of goods of all kinds through Leicestershire, with British Railways Standard Class 2 78018 in charge." - Photo © Ken Simms.

"A van train conveys an assortment of goods of all kinds through Leicestershire, with British Railways Standard Class 2 78018 in charge."
Photo © Ken Simms.

"GWR Modified Hall 6990 'Witherslack Hall' steams past Swithland Sidings with a fitted van train." - Photo © Gordon McCulloch.

"GWR Modified Hall 6990 'Witherslack Hall' steams past Swithland Sidings with a fitted van train."
Photo © Gordon McCulloch.

 

 


Added on Friday 9th October...

"Steaming through the beautiful Leicestershire countryside on the Great Central, as Stanier Class 5 45305 heads south." - Photo © John Bagshaw.

"Steaming through the beautiful Leicestershire countryside on the Great Central, as Stanier Class 5 45305 heads south."
Photo © John Bagshaw.

"A bright afternoon on the Great Central, as 6990 'Witherslack Hall' steams towards Quorn & Woodhouse." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"A bright afternoon on the Great Central, as 6990 'Witherslack Hall' steams towards Quorn & Woodhouse."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 


Added on Thursday 8th October...

"Sulzer Type 2 D5185 powers away from Rothley with a goods train, while also propelling a diesel brake tender, which were a common sight as diesel traction replaced steam on Britain's railways". - Photo © Roy Harris.

"Sulzer Type 2 D5185 powers away from Rothley with a goods train, while also propelling a diesel brake tender, which were a common sight as diesel traction replaced steam on Britain's railways".
Photo © Roy Harris.

"Work in progress inside the recently constructed locomotive shed at Loughborough on 10th September 1978, with Thompson B1 1306 'Mayflower' and Manning Wardle 0-6-0 'Littleton No. 5'." - Photo © Harper Shaw Collection.

"Work in progress inside the recently constructed locomotive shed at Loughborough on 10th September 1978, with Thompson B1 1306 'Mayflower' and Manning Wardle 0-6-0 'Littleton No. 5'."
Photo © Harper Shaw Collection.

 

 


Added on Wednesday 7th October...

"Western Region freight... GWR 2-8-0 3850 hauls a mineral train on the Great Central, alongside the telegraph poles which were once so critical to railway communications in years gone by." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Western Region freight... GWR 2-8-0 3850 hauls a mineral train on the Great Central, alongside the telegraph poles which were once so critical to railway communications in years gone by."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"During the construction of the new Leicester Western Bypass in the early 1990s, Stanier Class 5 45231 approaches the new road bridge across the Great Central." - Photo © Horace Gamble.

"During the construction of the new Leicester Western Bypass in the early 1990s, Stanier Class 5 45231 approaches the new road bridge across the Great Central."
Photo © Horace Gamble.

 

 


Added on Tuesday 6th October...

"Freight through the countryside... A work-stained 9F 92214 hauls a northbound freight train on the Great Central." - Photo © Peter Salmon.

"Freight through the countryside... A work-stained 9F 92214 hauls a northbound freight train on the Great Central."
Photo © Peter Salmon.

"A journey back in time, as Norwegian Railways number 377 'King Haakon' steams southwards towards Quorn & Woodhouse in August 1975." - Photo © Harper Shaw Collection.

"A journey back in time, as Norwegian Railways number 377 'King Haakon' steams southwards towards Quorn & Woodhouse in August 1975."
Photo © Harper Shaw Collection.

 

 


Added on Monday 5th October...

"The impressive BR Standard Class 9F 92214 stands ready to cross to the Down Main at Swithland Sidings, with a mineral train." - Photo © Peter Salmon.

"The impressive BR Standard Class 9F 92214 stands ready to cross to the Down Main at Swithland Sidings, with a mineral train."
Photo © Peter Salmon.

"Steam power from the Southern Region... Visiting West Country Light Pacific 34092 'City of Wells' steams impressively through a cutting between Loughborough Central and Quorn & Woodhouse." - Photo © John Bagshaw.

"Steam power from the Southern Region... Visiting West Country Light Pacific 34092 'City of Wells' steams impressively through a cutting between Loughborough Central and Quorn & Woodhouse."
Photo © John Bagshaw.

 

 


Added on Sunday 4th October...

"Unique British Railways Standard Class 8 71000 'Duke of Gloucester' rounds the curve on the approach to Swithland Viaduct in October 2010." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Unique British Railways Standard Class 8 71000 'Duke of Gloucester' rounds the curve on the approach to Swithland Viaduct in October 2010."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"The driver looks ahead and slows the train, hauled by British Railways Standard Class 2 78018, on the approach to Rothley Station." - Photo © Roy Harris.

"The driver looks ahead and slows the train, hauled by British Railways Standard Class 2 78018, on the approach to Rothley Station."
Photo © Roy Harris.

 

 


Added on Saturday 3rd October...

"It could be a scene from the 1960s, with Sulzer Type 2 D5185, Stanier Class 8 48624, and BR Standard Class 9F 92214 outside Loughborough Central". - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"It could be a scene from the 1960s, with Sulzer Type 2 D5185, Stanier Class 8 48624, and BR Standard Class 9F 92214 outside Loughborough Central".
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Visiting GWR Modified Hall 6960 'Raveningham Hall' adds colour to an already bright afternoon at the Great Central, back in 2015." - Photo © Alan Weaver.

"Visiting GWR Modified Hall 6960 'Raveningham Hall' adds colour to an already bright afternoon at the Great Central, back in 2015."
Photo © Alan Weaver.

 

 


Added on Friday 2nd October...

"British Railways Standard Class 2 78018 and Ivatt Class 2 46521 pause under an overcast sky at Swithland Sidings." - Photo © Peter Salmon.

"British Railways Standard Class 2 78018 and Ivatt Class 2 46521 pause under an overcast sky at Swithland Sidings."
Photo © Peter Salmon.

"A very popular member of the fleet, Fowler 3F 47406, departs from Loughborough Central with an early afternoon passenger train, back in October 2015." - Photo © Alan Weaver.

"A very popular member of the fleet, Fowler 3F 47406, departs from Loughborough Central with an early afternoon passenger train, back in October 2015."
Photo © Alan Weaver.

 

 


Added on Thursday 1st October...

"An early preservation photograph at Rothley with N2 4744 running round a train in March 1981." - Photo © Dennis Wilcock Collection.

"An early preservation photograph at Rothley with N2 4744 running round a train in March 1981."
Photo © Dennis Wilcock Collection.

"In a scene from six years ago, visiting British Railways Standard Class 4 2-6-0 76084 steams away from Loughborough Central with a train for Leicester North." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"In a scene from six years ago, visiting British Railways Standard Class 4 2-6-0 76084 steams away from Loughborough Central with a train for Leicester North."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 


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