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Northern Belle 2021

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

  1. Big Al

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    Keep up at the back @RalphW. The Northern Belle morphs into the Bournemouth Belle on 5th July with a locomotive as yet unknown but almost certainly not a Black 5 that the publicity is showing.
     
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    46201 Northern Belle return, near Cotehill 27.05.21. Blue sky in the distance it may have been, but...
     
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    Beautiful loco. Does anyone else have problems with the Ribblehead / Kirkby Stephen webcams ?? Forever the dreaded reload circle and often missing out on a train passing. Internet availability in them there hills ???
     
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    Going superbly at Birkett this afternoon........

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    Footage of 6201 at Shap Summit and Aisgill Summit .

     
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    A short video of it barking over Whalley Viaduct this evening where the cloud did it's best.

     
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    30 years on.

    I took the opportunity today to try to recreate a photo (modern trackside vegetation permitting) that I took in rather less clement weather on 10th August 1991. 6201-(52)-fbook.jpg 22-6201-south-of-Kirkby-Stephen-10-Aug-1991-fbook.jpg
     
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    No. 6201 'Princess Elizabeth' speeding through Hincaster with today's 'Northern Belle' to Carlisle with Mick Rawling driving, Craig Todd on the shovel and
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    With my very own cloud seemingly following me around, 'Princess Elizabeth' works the return .Northern Belle' off Crosby Garrett viaduct back to Manchester
    with Mick Rawling driving, Craig Todd on the shovel and Roly Parker Guard
     
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    6201 with the N/Belle seen climbing Shap, Shap Summit and Aisgill.

     
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    How much diesel assistance does the esteemed panel think . That feels quick for a Princess
     
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    "Many were on their way to catch giant ocean-going liners to America from Southampton." Wouldn't those passengers have been on boat trains running into the docks, rather than on the Bournemouth Belle?

    Also "Pullman-style carriages". Apart from the livery, how far do they resemble genuine Pullmans?
     
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    27/05/2021 - Stanier Pacific - 6201 "Princess Elizabeth" cresting Ais Gill Summit on 1Z76 - The Northern Belle: Settle & Carlisle Steam Special returning from Carlisle to Manchester.


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    27/05/2021 - Stanier Pacific - 6201 "Princess Elizabeth" leaving Hellifield at Hellifield Green on 1Z76 - The Northern Belle: Settle & Carlisle Steam Special returning from Carlisle to Manchester. DSC_10737.jpg
     
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    I opted to watch this one from the overbridge beyond Wilpshire summit. The weather was sunny and warm (19C). A check on RTT showed that Lizzie had left Clitheroe 7E - so not long to wait. 5E Lizzie appeared and headed through the station, looking and sounding powerful. In the warm conditions the exhaust was a shimmering, blue-tinged haze that shot skywards from Lizzie's single chimney distorting the background. The train was moving at a good speed and 6201 was soon over the summit; an easing but not shut off. The coaches slipped by and then the diesel (still some exhaust). A truly magnificent machine and RED!

    I have watched all the videos posted (thanks). I am puzzled by Lizzie's stately progress across Whalley Arches, nothing in front so should not have been held at Whalley. Was the slow progress to give the punters more time to admire the scenery, or perhaps to avoid a longish wait in the less salubrious neighbourhood around Daisyfield Jn? Anyone shed any light?
     
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    Perhaps they were serving the 'Soup' Course...
     
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    I seem to remember someone saying last week that there was a speed restriction on the viaduct.
     
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