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The Great Britain Thursday 9th.

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by RalphW, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. Rander

    Rander New Member

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    Didn't make it to Greenholme today - didn't make it out of bed when I saw the miserable weather on the opposite side of Cumbria. Also, I didn't particularly want to trail all the way across the A66 and then down the M6 if the conditions were going to be miserable at best. I get enough days like that without having to make any special effort when I go to Ravenglass!

    Looking forward to all the photos and videos later though!
     
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    Fine performance by 46115 today, here's a still from my video at Scout Green which should be available later
     
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    Evening all !

    Great to get out today and see the magnificent action on Shap, very impressive, 46115 looked right at home in the fells !l

    Here are my videos, appollogies for the wind noise, at least it was'nt raining ! Time to invest in a clever mic with a fluffy thing, tried to improvise with some bog roll and insulating tape, with little success !!

    Any how, this clip is of the Black 5's.............http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUN5MiAjPAY

    ......and this one's the Scot......................http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mjD_IAHQ5I

    Great to catch up Ralph and Neil, cracking brew that, wont sleep for a week !!! And lovely to meet Austin at last !!!!

    Cheers all,

    Matt.
     
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    Great footage Matt, glad to see the rain kept off!

    Wish i'd gone up now, never mind! ](*,)

    Keep the great photos and videos coming guys!
     
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    well taken i was in the layby a bit to your right good footage i gote the wind too \:D/
     
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    Nice pair of videos Matt, good to meet you too today and to see the 'silver machine'
     
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    Went to see the two 5s at Gartcosh. At this point they were on time but in top and tail formation with 45407 leading. Quick dash down the M73 & M74 to Bellshill to see 46115 go through also on time. Not a bad week for steam in Scotland.
     
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    Hi All

    Float:

    45231/45407 head NB past Float with the 5Z72 Bury(ELR) - Glasgow Works @ 1620
    http://jack.prentice.fotopic.net/p57420704.html

    Pettinain:

    6115 heads NB past Pettinain with the 1Z24 Preston - Glasgow Central @ 1718
    http://jack.prentice.fotopic.net/p57420858.html
    http://jack.prentice.fotopic.net/p57420649.html

    Ravenstruther:

    6115 heads NB past Ravenstruthern@ 1746 after a shot stop @ Carstairs with the 1Z24 Preston - Glasgow Central
    http://jack.prentice.fotopic.net/p57420862.html

    47760 then followed the tour to Glasgow
    http://jack.prentice.fotopic.net/p57419784.html

    Enjoy...

    Comments Welcome 8-[
     
  11. RalphW

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    At last managed to get the compilation finished, Neil at Scotsmans Bridge, then Matt at Scout green then mine from Salterwath. Seemed to be more wind where Neil was but not as bad further up. Apart from that a good day and only a few spots of rain but not even worth putting coats on for..
    Good to see you again and also have a drool over Matts' Silver Machine...Could be a song title there somewhere... :-k Hawkwind :-k
    Does it go sideways through time Matt, didn't seem to be doing that as we cruised past you on the way home or where you stuck in second gear.....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L31a0_3ZIjw

    Black 5s on Shap now completed as well...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ksuCF1FLes
     
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    Stuck in 2nd !!!!!!!!!!!! Trying to get the dam thing to do more the 12mpg !!!! ](*,)
    The clips have gone together really nicely, thanks Ralph =D>
     
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    The Great Britain II in the North West 8 - 9 April 2009

    On the afternoon of Wednesday 8 April, RTC's The Great Britain II came into the North West, headed by Bulleid 4-6-2 No 34067 Tangmere. Due to the failure of other engines, this loco was just completing three successive days of haulage: London - Bristol, Penzance - Bristol and Bristol - Preston. The following morning, West Coast Railway Company flagship No 46115 Scots Guardsman made its maiden journey in preservation over Shap and Beattock from Preston to Glasgow. The loco is seen at Preston station, Lancaster station and at Greenholme on the climb to Shap.

    See 12 pictures at http://pjhrailpics.fotopic.net/

    Peter on a grey Manchester evening
    http://pjhrailpics.fotopic.net/
     
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    Hi Ralph
    Yes near the monument, only one still shot as i did video for the rest.
    Phil
     
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