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Scarborough Spa Express 2023

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by Oswald T Wistle, Jan 13, 2023.

  1. 2857Harry

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    Fingers crossed, holiday is booked at the end of Sept for a week photting up there!
     
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    Probably see you there!
     
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    Big Al Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Moderator

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    Look, I take it on trust from the ORR that what they have done was for the right reasons. The fact that they gave a warning the first time and despite that something unknown happened that led to the suspension can only mean that WCRC brought all this mess on themselves over the Jacobite. The fact that the Scarborough Spa - that is what this thread is all about - ran as normal means that the ORR is not vindictive either. Yesterday was a triumph I think.

    Let's assume that WCRC is putting its house in order. If you support heritage steam then it's hard not to wish them all the very best into the future. But yes, the WCRC apologists on here are rather conspicuous by what they say.
     
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  4. Oswald T Wistle

    Oswald T Wistle Well-Known Member Friend

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    Thanks for the encouragement. I wonder how many of those miles featured Martyn Soames and his trusty shovel.
     
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    Thanks for seeing art where none was intended.
     
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    30567 Part of the furniture Friend

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    I guess what is true in the OP's post which started all this off is that IF the block between Skipton and Shipley had remained on all morning then a train operated by anyone with pick ups at Carnforth, Skipton, Shipley and Woodlesford with no way to get the Skipton folks to the train would have been pretty challenging. But the Northern website did say they were expecting to reopen around 10 and that is indeed what happened. Looking back at RTT the Scarborough was the seventh train through eastbound. That is pretty impressive, victory snatched. Carnforth to Seamer in four and a quarter hours will be tough to beat.
     
  7. Big Al

    Big Al Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Moderator

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    Indeed it is and whilst I know that slack timings give the opportunity for recovery when there is a problem, such as the other day, it often turns a day into a marathon!
     
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    Footage from Giggleswick Bank last night of the returning SSE in poor light, having travelled there and having to crouch down by the stone wall under my umbrella for twenty five minute in battering torrential rain I decided I may as well wait for the late running return but by that time the rain had past and the light was almost gone so the footage is not of quality and loses focus here and there so have tried to edit it the best I could.


     
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    Excellent effort Nige with a sound track to match
     
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    I like it. A brave effort!
     
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    Nige you have no need to apologise for the quality of that footage, it makes a stunning clip showing just what you can do with video in low light, very like something that @Linesider is known for.
     
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    Sometimes what we think as a poor video shot works better than expected .
     
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    Many thanks Ralph, David is definitely the master when it comes to low light filming.
     
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    Thanks twice over, once for persisting despite the challenging conditions and second for producing a very watchable video with a superb soundtrack.
     
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    Great video.
    Decided to opt for the station, as at least some light there from lighting. Sheltered in motorhome while the storm passed.
     
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    are we getting a different loco again this Thursday, after 46115/45699 have made a appearance so far?
     
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    If it is 46115 I guess it will be already be "warmed" for its L.E. run to Bristol Friday morning then.
     
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    Passing Starricks Farm this morning, very lucky to get the light here.............,..,

    44932 Starricks Farm.jpg
     
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    44932 Borwick Scarborough Spa August 17th 2023
     
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