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  1. Spamcan81 replied to the thread Cumbrian Mountain Express 20/05/17.

    Thanks. I had it in my mind they just listed the pool of locos.

    May 22, 2017 at 5:12 PM
  2. Spamcan81 replied to the thread Cumbrian Mountain Express 20/05/17.

    Just received an e-mail from WCRC regarding extra dates for the Dalesman "due to demand." A quick look at the Dalesman page on their web site shows that it is advertised as steam hauled but nowhere is there mention of any particular loco nor a...

    May 22, 2017 at 4:44 PM
  3. Spamcan81 replied to the thread Cumbrian Mountain Express 20/05/17.

    Spot on johnb but these moaners need an axe to grind to fill their otherwise empty lives. :)

    May 22, 2017 at 10:54 AM
  4. Spamcan81 liked Johnb's post in the thread Cumbrian Mountain Express 20/05/17.

    A message to the whingers, I think I said it sometime ago, way back in the days of SLOA in the early 80s I went to a talk by Dick Hardy on the challenges of running steam on the modern railway. In his opinion it would eventually become impossible...

    May 22, 2017 at 10:53 AM
  5. Spamcan81 replied to the thread Cumbrian Mountain Express 20/05/17.

    I've said this before but that's no different to what happened under BR in the 70s and 80s. Pools of locos for CME, CCE, York Circulars, Shakespeares. You booked a trip and took pot luck. And do you know what? Nobody complained as we were just...

    May 22, 2017 at 10:51 AM
  6. Spamcan81 liked Johnb's post in the thread Bluebell matters.

    Helped out with the Bahamas Loco Society sales stand at Sheffield Park yesterday. Nice to see the Coal Tank working a train of period coaches even if they were from the wrong railway. There was also the bonus of 841 on a Wedding Train. Grabbed...

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  7. Spamcan81 replied to the thread Bluebell matters.

    Just an observation but when we arrived at the Bluebell yesterday to find 847 on the first train, we went to Horsted Keynes to ask if the Coal Tank was still running as we planned to take a trip behind her. Nobody at the station could tell us nor...

    May 22, 2017 at 9:55 AM
  8. Spamcan81 replied to the thread 'Flying Scotsman'. Shrewsbury - Cardiff - Bristol. 19/05/17.

    You must be the only person to have seen XH558 in the sky during 2016 as she retired in 2015. :)

    May 22, 2017 at 9:48 AM