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Eric Bond
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Can't wait 'till she comes through Blackburn on a revenue-earning charter train. Could be as soon as early 2017.

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Just a few seconds of the pair waiting to leave Grosmont

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Ceremonial Lower Darwen Coal Fired 76084
Back in July 2013 at the Return to Steam speechifying our President, Steve Davies MBE carried with him a carrier bag and with the phrase "If 76084 cannot go to Lower Darwen then Lower Darwen has come to 76084" he proceeded to take a brick out of the bag. Th...

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Another look at 76084 on the NNR.

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Getting excited as 76084's first national network outing get closure (10 August)

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Ready for the 'Mainline'
76084's winter maintenance this year was not just her annual maintenance to keep her running through this next season but a concerted effort by the Maintenance Team to do all that AND get her ready for the 'mainline'. The list of jobs for the latter item wa...

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Overhead Powerline Protection
Footplate crews work in quite a warm environment and our cab is equipped with a roof ventilator to ease the crew's discomfort in really hot conditions. One precaution we have to take when going main line is to prevent our crew poking something through the o...

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What we achieved in Jan/Feb 2016
Having fitted and passed all three main line safety systems fit for use we have turned our attention to 76084’s mechanical soundness for main line running. Not having the experience within 76084 Locomotive Company Limited we enlisted the assistance of other...

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Winter Maintenance 2016 Week 2 Day 5
Sorry this is 2 days after the event but am now returned home and been somewhat busy with other matters.  Our last day was memorable for a number of reasons: We had a visit from 92 year old Alex Scott who we met in the pub last night (Thursday). He had us i...
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