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Cotton Mill Express 2020

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by iancawthorne, Aug 27, 2019.

  1. Davo

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    Mine/My fiancee's video of 45562 at Diggle and Todmorden is below. Galatea sure sounds to be tremendous form!

     
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    My pic of alberta AKA galatea at blackburn another great tour by R.T.C./W.C.R.C. and my 1st time up the manchester huddersfield line via diggle tunnel 20200229_130745.jpg
     
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    Lydgate Viaduct with '45562'.

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    Two photos from today - at Mossley and approaching Saddleworth viaduct.
     

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    45699 (as 45562 'Alberta') at Mossley, Clivager and Diggle
     
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    Off to pick cotton, No. 45562 'Alberta' speeding away from Carnforth with the ECS for the 'Cotton Mill Express' with Mick Rawling driving and Rob Russell
    firing at the start and Mick Kelly driving and Clive Gault firing later
     
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    Another from Ldygate:

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    And on the second climb to Diggle approaching Greenfield:

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    Richard
     
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    Well that encapsulated everything that’s perfect about a railtour; great scenery, rare track, steep gradients, a loco in sparkling and incredibly loud form, and brilliant company. Another masterpiece pulled off by RTC and WCRC, absolutely superb! :)
     
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    Mea Culpa.....
     
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    My latest footage, enjoy
     
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    One of those tours that did precisely what was expected, and delivered a fair bit more. Despite my initial cynicism, a path was found for the planned route which included some new track for my records; despite forecast, the weather was generally much better than expected; despite expectation, there was no diesel, and in the face of sod's law, Standard was at the front. Noise from 45699 was superb. The scenery on the Standedge route is much better when seen from a Mk1, so I only hope it is done again.
     

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    Superb sound from the 5XP there. Most enjoyable.
     
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    I cannot really add to those two posts, other than thank RTC and West Coast for a very enjoyable day, and well worth the time and expense to travel up from the South East with 2 nights in a hotel.
     
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    20200229_170359.jpg Sowerby Bridge waterstop.
    With the increased frequency of trains at the usual Brighouse and need to trail hoses across the eastbound running line at Hebden Bridge, will this become the place of choice for westbound steam?
     
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    Thanks very much
     
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    I'd like to thank everyone for sharing their pictures, videos and descriptions of this trip, and the other two in the northern hills yesterday. Absolutely superb - cheered me up whilst stuck in bed with some ailment.
    Even more thanks to those who made such a day possible: organizers, crews, volunteers and the paying passengers
     
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    45562/45699 on the Cotton Mill Express taken at Leyland, Mossley, Copy Pit, Hoghton, Miles Platting and Eastwood!! Enjoy!

    Certainly is good seeing Galatea in green and more so in a different identify for a change!
     

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