Bury Standard 4 Group - Restoring 80097 and 46428

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The Sponsored Wagon Push.

During the Summer of 1987 before the ELR had opened up to Rawtenstall, The Bury Standard Four Group decided to have a sponsored wagon push using Coal Hopper 690379. This helped use to raise funds towards the restoration of BR Standard Class 4 80097 2-6-4T. 

 

The wagon push started at Ramsbottom Station and was completed when we reached Rawtenstall Station a total distance of 4.3 miles.

 

The photographs below have all come from Keith Savory who has kindly let us use these on the site, all copyright belong to him.