I believe Network Rail banned the K1 because of the state of the tyres. That is why it left Fort William in the middle of the Jacobite season....
Taken out of service because the tyres need replacing:
45212 5Z13 dep Carnforth 0912 Sun to Fort William. AN
The train did not run via Crewe. And there was a problem with a steam pipe in the cab which was attended to at Sellafield. AN
Missed Carnforth stop approaching Oxenholme 1052 AN
Inspection saloon, not observation car. AN
I visited the Ecclesbourne on 8 August for the diesel gala, and two albums can be seen here:
62005 coming to Carnforth from Fort William tonight, Mon. In Beattock summit loop 2130 with 37668 37685 5Z61. Due Carnforth 0112 Tues. AN
Worth mentioning that Tornado was apparently a last minute replacement for 6201, having run overnight from Bo'ness to Carnforth arr 0126 this...
No. HST ran to Carlisle this afternoon (Sun) with 43058 T&T 43059. AN
Solo 46115 arr Preston 1837. 47802 has attached to rear for rest of CME to Crewe. AN
47802 45690 46115 5Z63 to Crewe at Preston 1822 Fri. AN
Two more videos here of the Lakelander - slowed by arrangement - being whistled past Ravenglass during its 60th anniversary (+ 1) gala....
Did anybody notice the headboard from Carlisle?
Here is an on-train shot of 45627 climbing Beattock bank in 1965, with 42199 banking:...
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