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East Lancs Railway Spring Diesel Gala

English Electric locos Class 37 37109 and Class 40 D345 at Bury railway station

East Lancs Railway Spring Diesel Gala

Last weekend saw us at Bury on the East Lancs Railway.

This was our first outing to a railway gala in 2017 and what better place to start than the East Lancs Railway Spring Diesel Gala!

The Spring Diesel Gala is a home fleet only affair, but still boasts an impressive lineup of heritage diesel locos including

  • Class 14 D9531
  • Class 31 31466
  • Class 37 37109
  • Class 40 D345 (40145)
  • Class 45 45108
  • Class 47 D1501 (47402)
  • Class 50 50015
  • Class 73 73001

The gala was also the springboard to launch my latest digital painting featuring a BR Class 40 in the snow.

#gdmkimageslive

The East Lancs Diesel Gala saw the launch of our new #gdmkimageslive feature where I go on Facebook Live to bring an insight into the event, a product or general discussion surrounding our business and events.

The first #gdmkimageslive session saw the unveiling of our new Class 40 digital painting picture and can be seen below.

Views from the East Lancs Railway Spring Diesel Gala

Here is a quick sample of pictures I managed to take during the event. First off though check out our view from the stall Sunday morning – a beautiful concerto of English Electric power gently idling away provided by Class 37 37109 and Class 40 D345.

English Electric Sweet Tunes

The weather wasnt fantastic being mainly overcast with occasional rain. Nevertheless I managed a few nice pictures, some of which will make their way onto products in due course. The low angle picture of 50015 Valiant with the cab reflected in the wet has given me inspiration for a new digital painting.

40135 No Show

The weekend went without too many hitches. The failure of much anticipated Class 40 40135, complete with repaint into BR Blue, was an obvious disappointment. Lets face it though, these machines take a hell of a lot of money, time and dedication to keep running. These things happen and we will just have to wait till next time to sample this great loco in its new guise. Good luck to everyone at the CFPS in getting 40135 up and running – heres hoping its a quick and not too expensive fix!

Next Stop Nene Valley Railway

So before we knew it the weekend was over and done with and we were packing the van for another exciting trip down the M6! Well actually we went back cross country because, as usual, the M6 was doing its best impression of a car park.

And now we are looking forward to the Nene Valley Railways Bulleid 50 Event this weekend.

I have 3 new wall art prints of 34053 Sir Keith Park for this event so drop by the stall and say hi where you can see them up close.

Also dont forget I will be doing another #gdmkimageslive Facebook Live session over the weekend. I will be talking about our ordering process and some of the benefits of ordering from our art stall at an event. Please join us!

All the best for now and look forward to perhaps seeing you at the weekend!

Cheers

Gary

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