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4498 SNG Crewe - S&C - Carlisle - Shap - Crewe Private members charter 21/05/22

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by neildimmer, Apr 28, 2022.

  1. MellishR

    MellishR Resident of Nat Pres Friend

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    Now that I'm back home and can see the pics and watch the videos on a large screen, and listen to the sound on good speakers, I add my heartfelt thanks to those linesiders who have posted here, and of course to all involved in restoring the loco and operating the trip.
     
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    A very good day with Sir Nigel in the North West Of England with a sparkling northbound run through Winsford and a solid climb up the S&C. The return over Shap was a tad muted but the sight of an A4 side on accompanied by the glinting sun and the local livestock made for a pleasing image. The final shot at Euxton jct was much better with SNG putting down the power nicely in the evening sunshine. Thanks to all who were involved.
     
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    Great stuff Liam,excellent use of the zoom and panning,the way video should be in my opinion
     
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    Good images John but I am sure a certain Canadian resident on the Wareham thread will tell you a 500 mile drive to photograph a steam tour is not in line with Government policy.
     
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    It didn’t do a lot for my credit card balance either!
     
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    A few from yesterday - A4 4498 'Sir Nigel Gresley' seen passing Jack Green, Langcliffe, Lazonby and Bessygill.

    Video Available Here

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    Having had a full day out at the SVR Diesel Gala the previous day (left home at 06:00 back at 20:30) the early start to get to Crewe proved too much for this septuagenarian hence having to be satisfied for local scenes; the need to gain some domestic "brownie points" for future outings was also an important factor !
     
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    Minor correction ! Your final sequence was taken just south of Balshaw Lane Junction; Euxton Junction is two miles further north where the lines through Chorley to Bolton diverge.
     
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    Yes, you're right, I always mix the two up. My route knowledge isn't the best around that area.
     
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    Cheers Henry, this is what I prefer but sometimes I would like to just let the camera run but never do it.
     
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    A BBC camera chap mentioned to me a while back saying let the camera do the work and try not to trombone the clip if possible but everyone film’s differently otherwise life would be dull .
     
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    A shot from yesterday so sorry for the lack of zoom and panning .

     
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    Agreed, You cant please everyone. Though, the BBC cameraman is probably working with a huge lens.
     
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    Youve got it Steve,a perfect example where zooming would work.Have a practice ,get the hang of it and you will have another string to your bow.;);)
     
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    They've done a damn good job getting it steam tight, there's not a wisp of stray steam anywhere. Top class work fellas.
     
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    Having just seen an image from a friend of the two LSL 37's leaving Maiden Newton yesterday evening I can confirm the generator car was located behind the two locos. That train has been trundling around all weekend I believe possibly route refreshing among other things.
     
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    Fantastic to see SNG back on the mainline and performing well! Big question though, when will repainting into BR Blue be complete? The reason I ask is that Saphos tours are predominantly in the south west this summer.
     
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    I believe the painting is due to be finished for the back end of June from conversations overheard on Saturday on the platform
     
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    Thanks. 3 Fellsman tours and one to Stratford-Upon-Avon before SNG heads for the Moors. How many of those tours it will work remains to be seen.
     

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