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  1. MikeParkin65 liked Oswald T Wistle's post in the thread Cumbrian Mountain Express 2022.

    "The Plan" - See SG at Wilpshire followed by a leisurely drive to Leyland to see SNG heading south, had to change at best it had to be one or t'other. I decided on Wilpshire and SG (and hoped that no further ills befell the train). Running very...

    May 21, 2022 at 11:17 PM
  2. MikeParkin65 liked Big Al's post in the thread 4498 SNG Crewe - S&C - Carlisle - Shap - Crewe Private members charter 21/05/22.

    Well said. Sometimes it's not the quality of the journey but the destination that matters and today was all about the latter. By that I mean getting an iconic locomotive back on the main line has to trump everything else. And it was generous of...

    010B.jpg May 21, 2022 at 11:10 PM
  3. MikeParkin65 liked FlyingScotsman4472's post in the thread 4498 SNG Crewe - S&C - Carlisle - Shap - Crewe Private members charter 21/05/22.

    Fabulous day in the northern fells to see 4498 first shot at milepost 249 Blea Moor south tunnel what a magnificent sight and sound she made. Well done to the A4 Locomotive Society and my thanks for today. [ATTACH]

    4498 Blea Moor.jpg May 21, 2022 at 11:10 PM
  4. MikeParkin65 liked ficksberglion's post in the thread 4498 SNG Crewe - S&C - Carlisle - Shap - Crewe Private members charter 21/05/22.

    [ATTACH] “Gresley” makes an impressive departure on the Fast Line out of Crewe. At least at this early stage, the diesel at the rear appeared relatively inactive. Hopefully when the BR blue is applied a uniform rake of carmine and creams will...

    4498 Crewe NP.jpg May 21, 2022 at 1:17 PM
  5. MikeParkin65 liked Matt37401's post in the thread SVR Spring Diesel Festival 19th-22nd May.

    68’s are absolute beasts! The love child between a Hymek and a Deltic! I could wax lyrical about them for ages, they really are decent pieces of kit. That’s a lovely photo of number 3 at Arley btw.

    May 20, 2022 at 11:27 PM
  6. MikeParkin65 liked oldmrheath's post in the thread 4498 SNG Crewe - S&C - Carlisle - Shap - Crewe Private members charter 21/05/22.

    I understand purple is a popular livery these days Jon

    May 17, 2022 at 11:22 PM
  7. MikeParkin65 liked 60017's post in the thread 4498 SNG Crewe - S&C - Carlisle - Shap - Crewe Private members charter 21/05/22.

    Just got an email (with tickets) to say the loaded test was a complete success and (so far) it's all systems go for Saturday!

    May 17, 2022 at 11:20 PM
  8. MikeParkin65 liked frazoulaswak's post in the thread LE movements, ECS and test runs 2022.

    On 17th May 2022 LNER A4 class Pacific No. 4498 Sir Nigel Gresley, running in wartime black livery, is seen heading towards Chester near Hargrave while on a loaded test run on the Crewe/ Shrewsbury/ Stafford/Crewe circuit. [ATTACH] Cheers,

    EOS 5D Mark IV_220517_3255.jpg May 17, 2022 at 11:52 AM
  9. MikeParkin65 liked 81F's post in the thread Royal Windsor Steam & Sunset Express. Tuesdays, May - August 2022.

    I'm very pleased to report that Steam Dreams have offered a re-run of the tour at no additional cost, so we've rebooked for the 24th May. I can't fault their customer service on this basis.

    May 16, 2022