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Scotsman over the S&C Sat 27th Nov, Sat 18th Dec and Thurs 23rd Dec.

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

  1. iancawthorne

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    https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/service/gb-nr:83125/2021-11-27/detailed
     
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    The chances are that it will be quiet on the WCML today with much of what is going into Scotland cancelled atm.
     
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    Big Al Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Moderator

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    Lovely image. As for the passing times since Carnforth, we'll probably need to get real about what is happening here unless, that is, the smoke trail isn't hiding a helper!
     
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    Diesel was pushing.
     
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    And no doubt supplying the much needed heating, and the passengers have really had their winter wonderland early.
     
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    60103 on the rerouted Flying Scotsman tour near Shap Summit .

     
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    Hats off to a brave man..well done..fabulous!
     
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    Fun and games with the weather in Cumbria today with strong winds, freezing conditions and trees down all over the place I managed to get to Docker Viaduct
    for No. 60103 'Flying Scotsman' s re-arranged trip from Man Vic to Carlisle via the WCML instead of the S+C, seen working over the viaduct with Mick Kelly driving
    Phil Akester on the shovel and Roly Parker Guard
     
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    I'll second that!!
     
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    60103 heading towards Carlisle, 27.11.21
     
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    Even time Carnforth to Carlisle.
     
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    Although there is diesel assistance am I right in thinking this is the 1st time Scotsman has worked a train with 13 on it since it went to Cornwall in 2018? Also is this the first time that Scotsman has worked a train with 13 on it since it’s restoration without being part of a double header?
     
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    Personally, I don't know. However Scotsman with thirteen in leaf fall especially on the original planned route is an overloaded train in my view. Therefore it needed a diesel to share the power. Therefore the diesel should have been marshalled behind (or in front of) the steam loco, in my view.

    I really do worry about this kind of practice.
     
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    Congratulations Stephen for braving that vicious cold and getting two fabulous views.

    Jeremy English

    PS: How did you manage to get from Shap Wells to the footbridge before the train?!!!!!:confused::Troll:;):Jawdrop:
     
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    Oh, he's quick!:rolleyes:;)
     
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    Here you go again, having a dig at West Coast. It’s getting tiresome.
     
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    Quite. The fact that the steam trips turned out at all today is short of a miracle. Living in the upper Pennines, at 05.30 this morning when I turned, out the snow was falling horizontally at about 40mph...it was hard to stand up. Well done to all operators crew and staff. As for the passengers count yourself lucky and I hope you all enjoyed your "unique" mystery tours in this adverse weather.
     
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    Stunning stuff Stephen, thanks for bringing it to our screens! Have you thawed out yet?
     
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    Hear hear. RTT at Carlisle tells the story. Two trains in the hour before the departure, one arrival from Newcastle and one departure to Dumfries. Everything else cancelled.
     
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