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Northern Belle 2021

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by GWR4707, May 25, 2021.

  1. Big Al

    Big Al Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Moderator

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    Actually those clips were pretty good given the conditions imo. And they do show that you can really hurry up those hills when you are given some help.
     
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    60163 with the Northern Belle : Settle Carlisle Steam Special, seen from Shap wells and Birkett Common.
     
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    I wasn't criticising the video at all, well done to Steve. My reference to a 'pure stinker' was to the weather!
     
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    Return working 07.10.21 @ Low Baron Wood.
     
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    Spamcan81 Nat Pres stalwart

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    I wondered who'd be daft enough to go out and film it. Was on my way back from Fort William and timed my journey to perfection as 60163 was heading north as I was heading south and got a good view as I passed Tebay services.
     
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    60163 Tornado working 5Z82 Preston to Carnforth after working the Northern belle 07/10/21.
     
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    Nice to see 86401 got a run out Coventry to Carnforth today. First revenue earning run for WCRC albeit still in CS colours.

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    Not my video but the 86 you mentioned in action.
     
  9. nige757

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    60163 with the N/Belle seen from Shap Wells and Aisgill, what one would call a dismal day out.

     
  10. Shep Woolley

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    Good effort Nige, after watching your vid I'm rather pleased I sidestepped the event I don't need anymore rust!!
     
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    I notice that Tornado ran through Blackburn today despite being previously out of gauge. What changed?
     
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    I saw you at Aisgill. I’m spending a few days in the area so went there to film Tornado. The weather was awful so I just nipped out of the car at the last moment to take a photo. Nice filming given the conditions.
     
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    Well spotted, I missed that but will keep my eye on future trips.

    Presumably the "potential" clearance issue with the old Daisyfield station platform turned out, on closer review, to be ok or required some minor remedial works that have now been carried out. All is now fine thanks to Mr Shuttleworth and NR.
     
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    Looks even worse than Saturday Nige! Impressive video though.
     
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    Well done for perseverance Nige. That's one of those wake up, open one eye, realise it's still dark when it shouldn't be, turn over, pull the quilt up and have an extra couple of hours in kip days if ever there was one.
     
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    Northern Belle return working, 16.10.21
     
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    60163 leaving Oxenholme loop, Cotehill and Kirkby Stephen.

     
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    Northern Belle Tornado 2b.jpg

    Making a fine sight and sound No. 60163 'Tornado' speeds towards Shap with the 'Northern Belle' and on to Carlisle with Mick Rawling driving, Martyn Soames
    firing and Roly Parker Guard

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    With Autumn tints beginning to appear, No' 60163 'Tornado' storms through Crosby Garrett with the return leg of the 'Northern Belle' to Crewe with Mick
    Rawling driving, Martyn Soames on the shovel and Roly Parker Guard
     
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    Lovely shots Shep.

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    Second that....
     

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