Great photography and filming yesterday. Unfortunately you probably figured out from the lineside that Lizzie had one of those days when she refused to steam well. Bit of raw data: Yealand was sub 30. On Grayrigg; only 41 through Oxenholme; 33.8 at the Summit. 65 at Tebay. Slipped near Scout Green in a heavy shower and knocked speed back to 31. solid to 27.3 at mp37 1/4. Still, a proper train as we ran into Carlisle 6 secs early!! Clear run from Carlisle; max of only 40 ay Howe & Co on the 132r to Low House; on time into Appleby. Ormside, MP275 only 52; Kirkby Stephen, 32; slipped twice before Birkett 29 to 27; picked up on Mallerstang's 330r to 40; fell away badly to just under 20 at the Climbing Summit. 11 down departing Hellifield as had to wait for the Leeds to clear. Newer coal brought forward. Steamed better and got to Horrocksford on time so in front of service train. Clitheroe, 49; 49 onto Whalley Arches and the 81 1/2r. Slip before Wilpshire Tnl and a couple after; 32 to 23; just over 21 at the summit. Slack timings so back on time at Blackburn. Spirited run down to Farington Curve and arrival at Preston a little early. Coal had been brought forward at Hellifield and did burn better and raise some decent steam for Wilpshire.