LMS Theme Day in Conjunction with Lancashire Weekend,22 November
The London, Midland and Scottish Railway Company (LMS) returns to Lancashire this November for a special steam theme day. Three steam engines, all built for the lMS, will be reappearing in their 1930s colour schemes for one day only. The day is particularly special as all the steam locomotives in use are of the same type that would have worked on the Bury Based railway throughout the age of steam.
Two steam locomotives will work a two-train service operating between Heywood and Rawtenstall with "Jinty" locomotive, 16407 being used for "driver for a tenner" duties in Bury station; this is your chance to drive a steam engine and gain an insight into what goes on behinf the controls of one of these fascinating workhorses.
In service throughout the day will be:
- 13065 LMS 2-6-0 Crab Locomotive Built 1927
- 12322 LMS 0-6-0 A Class Locomotive Built 1896
- 16407 LMS 0-6-0 Jinty Class Locomotive Built 1926
As an additional extra, an evening photo shoot will take place at the steam sheds where the three locomotives will pose in a recreation of a 1930s steam shed. Watch this space for further details and booking information.