Just a couple more points. I’ve now had a chance to look at all the photos and videos that have been posted and they are a superb collection, thanks to all. The S&C weather gods were kind (for November) and they are a great record of the day; it looks from the outside what it felt like on the inside – quick and noisy. The weather leaving Carlisle was less favourable but Steve and Nige soldiered on, even in the near dark at Shap, thanks. Their footage at Barrow Mill illustrates my second point, just look at the rate at which the exhaust on the lead loco darkens and then clears as each shovel of coal is placed on the fire; every 3-4 seconds. All the images appear to show both locos with a feather at the safety valves and no needless blowing off. These young firemen are fit and know how to fire a Stanier Black 5 – the future is looking good, especially as one of them, Matt Earnshaw was recently passed as a driver on the Jacobite and I understand will be looking to learn other routes. Last point, since my last trip from Bolton, the open car park next to the station has been built on. I parked on the Octagon car park, a well lit, multi-storey around five minutes walk from the station much of which is under cover if going via the Interchange building. I’ve saved the best news until last – it’s FREE at weekends.