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Dalesman and Pendle Dalesman 2021

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

  1. blink bonny

    blink bonny Well-Known Member

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    37 seemed to being a good bit of work at Lunds.
     
  2. Big Al

    Big Al Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Moderator

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    This looks like another day in the life of trying to operate steam in the north-west over the S&C and Shap.

    The combination of the time of year, weather, gradient, load and locomotive can produce a brilliant spectacle but it can also create your worst nightmare. Still, if you do it enough times you come to learn what to try and not to try. But today seems to have been a curveball.

    Commiserations to all.
     
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    It's a nice sunny day and all the passengers have been kept up to date on the situation, so no complaints so far. Hopefully we should be able to leave Csrlisle not to far from due time and then recover more time on the way back.
     
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    But only just over an hour to feed and water the pax it seems from RTT, never mind the loco?


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    35018 South of Lancaster , Brownhill, Nappa and Horton/Selside .

     
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    Could be interesting if 35018 is in charge of the Lune Rivers next Saturday as last year it came to grief a few times before Hellifield .
     
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    RalphW Resident of Nat Pres Staff Member Administrator Friend

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    Not sure why you are offering commiserations, we are back at Hellifield on time, it's still a beautiful day, passengers and the loco were fed and watered in time for us to depart Carlisle only a few minutes late and as far as I am aware no complaints.
     
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    Obviously running like a well oiled machine....
     
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    Big Al Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Moderator

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    That's a daft comment.

    It needed West Coast to send out a diesel plus crew to help the train onwards to Carlisle. Passengers ended up with half the planned time in Carlisle on a nice day when maybe the extra time would have been welcomed.. Those are two reasons for offering some sympathy. My guess is that the turn around also had to be done rather more quickly than preferred but as you weren't servicing the loco I presume that wouldn't be your concern.

    The good thing is the speedy manner with which West Coast found a solution. That's the massive advantage of having something local when needed. Imagine a similar problem with a DB charter, for example, where the nearest diesel would be.....? Answers on a postcard.
     
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    An hour and a half late at Lunds northbound and a minute early in late afternoon sun at Ais Gill on the return after leaving Carlisle 7 down. 35018-(16)-Lunds-fbook.jpg 351018-(53)-Ais-Gill-fbook.jpg
     
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    35018 on final Pendle Dalesman of 2021
     
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    Pendle Dalesman BIL 1b.jpg

    Overcast conditions as the late running 'Pendle Dalesman' with SRMN class No. 35018 'British India Line' in charge Mick Rawling driving, Steve Clark on
    the shovel and Roly Parker Guard

    Pendle Dalesman BIL 2b.jpg

    What a difference a few hours makes with the weather as No. 35018 'British India Line' approaches Blea Moor tunnel with the return 'Pendle Dalesman' with
    Mick Kelly driving, Rob Russell firing and Matt Miller Guard
     
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    Top quality as always Shep especially the hillside southbound image.
     
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    Fantastic to see some great pictures and videos.
    Very disheartening to see people being critical.
    If you can’t think of some thing positive to say, don’t bother saying anything!


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    21/09/2021 - Last "Pendle Dalesman" of the season returning from Carlisle back to Lancaster with SR Pacific 35018 "British India Line" in charge crossing Whalley Arches with the last light of the setting sun in the back ground.

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    35018 seen at Burrow Road, Brownhill, slipping to a stand at Gisburn Cotes, Nappa then north of Horton Station and Kirkby Stephen Station with 37668 assisting.

     
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    Another one at Lunds. 35018-(7)-Lunds-fbook.jpg
     
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    Now that is rather special!
     
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    Nice clips. Thanks. So the stall at Gisburn Cotes was aggravated by no available sand. Given that this is a regular route I couldn't make out what the problem was until the video.
     

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