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2020 Cumbrian Mountain Expresses

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by mike1522, Dec 31, 2019.

  1. Paul42

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    I have been behind Leander with load 12, we left Carnforth 5 early and arrived 5 late in Carlisle.
     
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    Surely must have help....Lowgill to Tebay at near 60mph !!!!!!!
     
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    Oh dear. What was the minimum over Grayrigg?
     
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    Or were they having a good run at vShap...that took some getting by Realtime !!
     
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    Can't see that. With a diesel they wouldn't take 34 mins up to Grayrigg and 14 mins Tebay to Shap Summit. Could be a lively ride down through Penrith!
     
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    A gruelling climb of Shap, the loco looked in control and it certainly wasn't a slog like that time in 2015 when in ran in front the Brit !
     
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    Yeah, you're right, sectional 'guess' times by me but as she seems to be on her own, good poerformance so far. I'm surprised the load hasn't been reduced though for the 5xp; I thought there was a maximum laid down last year which was not 12 ! Does reduced loading make that much difference. Ais Gill later !! Be good to see the videos
     
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    My pic of 45699 galatea AKA alberta at carlisle after a good climb to shap summit
    Davo 56F
    20201010_130827.jpg
     
  10. Julian Jones

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    Excellent start to Grayrigg with 62 at MP13, 27 at the top of Grayrigg and 17.7 at the top of Shap (mp37.25) Full report to follow later
    EDIT - just seen Shireman’s post above!
     
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    Carlisle to Appleby 44m 57s. Decent run.
     
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    Apologies for rounded speeds earlier - GPS died so using phone app.
     
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    "Social distancing" at Ribblehead Station. Guess he is more than 2 metres away from the folks on the platform.
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    Well with Wilpshire left to conquer today has been somewhat of a trial of strength. So far the crew and the loco are just winning. Given that the loco is overloaded, we have got away with it. Well done to all.
     
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    Sounds like another good one Graham
     
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    45562 at Shap Summit and Angrholm .

     
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    Outward leg opposite Shap Wells:

    Chris
     
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    Appleby to Ais Gill 35m 36s; mp260 speed 26/7; Mp275 to 259 3/4 29m 56s; summit speed 29.
     
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    Whalley to Wilpshire Summit Marker 12m 58s. Slipped after tunnel to just under 10 according to unreliable phone app. Got to Preston 6 down after being held for 4m on the Jn.
     
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    A really measured and masterful climb of Wilpshire. Good that the summit arrived when it did though!

    An excellent effort by crew and the Jubilee. I feel certain that West Coast wouldn't have asked Mick Rawling and Craig Todd to do what they had to today unless there was a better alternative. Lucky that the rain Gods were kind.
     

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