A Cravens DMU pulls into Ewood Bridge, one week before closure, on a Bury Bolton Street service with Alf Davenport in the driving seat. When the line between Bury and Rawtenstall was singled three signal boxes remained to control level crossings but the distant signals for these became fixed and Alf was not impressed. If a man needs a fixed distant he shouldn't be on the railway he would say. Fair point Alf - proud of his craft to the end, even on this very run down shadow of a former main line.
Location: Ewood Bridge and Edenfield
Company: East Lancashire Railway
Photographer: W A Camwell Collection (Courtesy Mark Bartlett)
Make contact: W A Camwell Collection (Courtesy Mark Bartlett)
Image number: 21946