Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by alastair, Jan 11, 2019.
That will make the 37 growl out of Lime Street, with 12 on and Lizzie.
Is it on the rear all day ?
Don't forget the steam loco will be manned so you might well see a total reverse situation of what steam fans on here have often debated e.g wet conditions and a type 3 engine leaving Lime St in the evening with the equivalent of up to load 14 (???) uphill! Recall one the same leaving there 11 years ago with 10 carriages and what should have a dead 47 at either end. The rear most loco had to be manned and work very hard to allow the knackered EWS 37 to get out of Lime St without some disruption to anything else.
PS Lime St only used to be good for 11 carriages top n'tailed (not seen it since remodelling) although in BR days an 08 could take 12 in off Edge Hill and stick a diesel/electric on or indeed the box would just let it overhang, neither of which would happen in 2019 there.
The 37 came off at Lostock with load eleven.
Regardless whether it is Lizzie or Class 37, it will hard work hard for the departure from the loop as it is half way up a good climb to Thatto Heath and Eccleston Park.
Even with a torrential downpour at Helwith Bridge, Lizzie still stole the show in regards to noise and exhaust. Tornado was quicker with a coach less.
6201 at Hoghton Foot Crossing , Selside Shaw , Barrow Mill and finally Shap Village .
Liizzie did not come off at Carnforth as booked on return, may work through to Crewe. Presume 37685 will attach at Preston. AN
In heavy rain that began just as the train appeared and stopped immediately after it had passed, 6201 and the Cumbrian Mountain Express pass through Horton-in-Ribblesdale station.
Racing south at Barton this evening...........................
Just in time and the heavens open up, 'Princess Elizabeth' heading the 'Cumbrian Mountain Express' at Helwith Bridge with Mick Kelly driving, Frank
Chippendale on the shovel and Roly Parker Guard
Sunshine for 'Princess Elizabeth' working through Hincaster with the return leg of the 'Cumbrian Mountain Express' with Peter Kirk driving and Martyn
'Flying Scotsman' heading the daytime 'Northern Belle' on the approach to Clapham
And to complete a wonderful Saturday of steam despite the weather, 'Tornado' working 'The North Briton' towards Stainforth
Can you please tell me the crews on 60103 and 60163 if possible?
Splendid photo shows her working in REAL conditions....watched on Railcam as a group of you tackled the conditions !! Well done for that
Princess Elizabeth seen at Hoghton Selside Barrow Mill and Shap.
6201 in the rain this morning. Wilpshire and Helwith Bridge
6201 heads south on Ripley Bank Lancaster
Not a good day for the northbound leg, my contributions at Brownhills Blackburn and Long Preston:
Helwith Bridge looked like fun!
Glad I did Selside then
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