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The Cotton Mill Express

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    neildimmer Resident of Nat Pres

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    Collection of photos of the ‘Cotton Mill Express’ a circular tour around Lancashire & Yorkshire

    First run was on the 12th January 2008, hauled by ‘Pocket Rocket’ 76079

    76079 The Cotton Mill Express Deighton 12/1/08
    https://tinyurl.com/2p8wa9vn

    Neil
    https://tinyurl.com/2p8wa9vn
     
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    Collection of photos of the ‘Cotton Mill Express’ a circular tour around Lancashire & Yorkshire

    Second run was on the 9th February with 76079 having ‘Round 2’ chalked on smokebox (I believe this was something to do with 76079 having trouble at Copy Pit on first run)
    https://tinyurl.com/yc5748d8
    https://tinyurl.com/3vtxyt8x

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    On the 12th Jan run, 76079 came to a halt just before the summit, short of steam and I believe low water level in the boiler due to problems with the fire. On the 9th Feb, the same fireman was given the chance to redeem himself, which he did admirably.
     
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    Thanks Ralph, i have put your comments on the captions
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    Collection of photos of the ‘Cotton Mill Express’ a circular tour around Lancashire & Yorkshire

    This next tour was on the 6th April and was double headed by newly overhauled 45407 & 76079, photos taken at Bradley Jct
    https://tinyurl.com/dyujnsve

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    Collection of photos of the ‘Cotton Mill Express’ a circular tour around Lancashire & Yorkshire

    This next tour was on the 18h May headed by 45407 The Lancashire Fusilier
    https://tinyurl.com/bd7tnnzx

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    Collection of photos of the ‘Cotton Mill Express’ a circular tour around Lancashire & Yorkshire

    This next tour was on the 14th June headed by 45407 The Lancashire Fusilier
    https://tinyurl.com/26rh8dwx

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    On the 14th June 2008 using the same stock as the Morning Cotton Mill Express, a one off tour was operated, testing the waters for the future? But never went any further

    40145 Eat Lancashire Railway worked The Cotton Mill & Oldham Looper 14-6-08
    https://tinyurl.com/55acbsvd

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