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Dalesman and Pendle Dalesman 2021

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by iancawthorne, Dec 2, 2020.

  1. Oswald T Wistle

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    After the horrendous downpour this afternoon and the chance of another - I’ll pass!
     
  2. RalphW

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    That was the message I got from one of the stewards on board. I have asked for confirmation. The link shows a 0z path, ie light loco, no support coach?
    Edit, Now confirmed that she has.
     
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    I was told Sierra Alberta came back without a support coach so that makes sense .
     
  5. RalphW

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    Not very often that steam goes with support coach is it, ah just seen Steves post, that will explain it.
    Edit, just passed Clitheroe rail cam and it was definitely 2x37s :)
     
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    Been told SG didn’t move so you are correct Ralph 35018 has/is going to York.
     
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    35018 British India Line approaching Taitlands tunnel with the northbound Pendle Dalesman of 27/7/2021

    David Price
    Cop Lane on Flickr 15D_1323 copy.jpg
     
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    Pendle BIL 1b.jpg

    Under threatening skies No. 35018 'British India Line' works north towards Selside with 'The Pendle Dalesman' with Mick Rawling driving, Martyn Soames on
    the shovel and Roly Parker Guard

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    Despite threatening rain, 'British India Line' makes a fine sight and sound as it speeds towards Aisgill summit with the return 'Pendle Dalesman' with Mick Kelly driving and Rob Russell on the shovel and Steve Shields Guard
     
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    35018 seen leaving Lancaster, Chatburn, Selside Shaw and Crosby Garrett.


     
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    My pic of 35018 at carlisle ready to shunt the E.C.S. (after going with a friend to give him his 3rd ride on a west coast loco in 1st class premier) and run round on the upperby triangle hope once again on this humid rainy tuesday all photters and travellers aboard the Pendle dalesman enjoyed the day despite the 2 class 37,s having to be rostered at Hellifield and missing out whilpshire returning back to Lancaster due to 10A only having 4 locosin service and 1 at york and 6201 having major work on the boiler again, 6233 back anyone in exchange or one of the 5MT,s ?;) 20210728_073823.jpg 20210728_073645.jpg
    Davo 56F
     
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    Scots Guardsman just backing on at Hellifield.
     
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    Coasting towards Carlisle; 03.08.21.
     
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    Just before I was planning to leave home (08.45) RTT was still not showing that the LE+POB had left 10A. Was there a problem? With the loco or with RTT? I didn't want to drive to Hellifield only to find that the trip was diesel hauled throughout. I decided to set off as normal and check RTT later. I pulled in at the Clitheroe Services on the A59; RTT now showed "something" had left Carnforth 57L. The LE+POB should should still be fine for an 11.00 departure and I should have plenty of time to get to Hellifield for a mooch round. The "plenty of time" was eaten up by some temporary traffic lights at Gisburn.

    I pulled onto the WCRC car park alongside Hellifield station just as SG (tender first and hauling her support coach) came into view. SG passed behind the station (up side) and, with barely a pause, crossed the main line and ran down the Blackburn line. I walked onto the station platform and a couple of minutes later SG propelled her coach into the down loop, uncoupled (leaving her coach in the loop) then backed down the Blackburn line. Forward again this time along the down platform line and off into the distance. She then reversed onto the other (north) end of her coach and was coupled to it. An NT service stopped alongside in the down platform. Next, SG propelled her coach down the Blackburn line. At this point another NT service stopped in the up platform. Both NT services departed and SG was cleared to draw her coach forward into the up loop. The "bag went in" and the tender was filled. From first approaching the station to taking water had taken just under 20 minutes (and two trains had used the station platforms) - well done the signaller!

    Although a table on the platform had been reserved for the 10A Breakfast Club it was now 10.20. The Dalesman train was due into the down loop at 10.30 and, steam hauled, was scheduled to depart at 11.00. However, breakfast was not cancelled as a box full of bacon butties was provided by the cafe for consumption by the crew, who remained at their posts. David Blair was driving and Martyn Soames firing. Martyn gave the fire a bit of attention with the fire irons; there didn't seem too much wrong as SG lifted her safety valves a few times.

    I returned to the car park just as 47 "Chris Fudge" drew the train into the station. The weather had been sunny but cool, around 15C. Driving towards Settle Jn I passed the Staycation Express on its way to Skipton. The sun disappeared as more cloud began to fill the sky. I opted to watch from Horton in Ribblesdale station (with maybe a bit of phone video). As I parked the cloud cleared and the sun shone it now felt warm (17C) despite the light but cool breeze.

    On the station the best spots at the north end of the platform had been taken so I had to settle for the south end. RTT showed 1L at Settle Jn. A short wait then a roar in the distance, difficult to pick out with the traffic noise. Unmistakable now and some dark smoke just around the curve, a Stanier hooter and then she appeared, going well and sounding better, dark exhaust as some coal went on the fire, then colourless, rushing towards the foot crossing. As she passed some more coal went on and the exhaust blackened again, roaring away into the distance - lovely stuff! RT and around 36mph.
     
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    46115 Heading for home Cresting Grayrigg . Nothing special just a record of the day .

     
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    Changed a bit since I was last there!

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    Hasn’t it just ! The old building in the left side was demolished and near enough buried in the field but a local farmer I know rescued loads of the sandstone window reveals years later when he found them digging ground up for NR who allowed him to take what he wanted . Out of interest what year was the picture from?
     
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    46115 seen at Helwith Bridge, Barrow Mill where I got bowled, a last minute shot north of Penrith and finally at Shap near the old Station, the last shot may not look like it but was taken from the legal side of the fence and I was standing next to Shep Woolley.

     
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    July 1966.
     

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