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The Waverley 2011

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by Rander, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Rander

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    A thread for The Waverley's 2011 season, York - Carlisle via the Settle & Carlisle Railway.

    Running order (courtesy of UKSteam) -

    Sunday 24th July - 45407 The Lancashire Fusilier
    Saturday 30th July - 46115 Scots Guardsman
    Saturday 6th August - 44932

    Saturday 13th August - 44932/46115/70013?
    Saturday 20th August - 44932/46115/70013?
    Saturday 27th August - CAPED due to engineering works
    Saturday 3rd September - CAPED due to engineering works

    The first train has now run, with 45407 The Lancashire Fusilier at the helm.

    A shot at Birkett Common, in a patch of cloud!
    http://cumbria.smugmug.com/Trains/B...2011/18202876_w2H7zS#1398858344_RqFMcXz-XL-LB
    Clag-tastic though!
     
  2. Linesider

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    Excellent shot Eliot despite that most frustrating of clouds! Thanks for sharing.

    Seemed like an excellent performance from 5407 yesterday - 12 is a fair load for a '5' over the drag but she never looked in any trouble, rock solid throughout.
     
  3. The Black Hat

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    Hello all

    93 Pictures here from the Waverley trip yesterday:
    http://www.blackhatrailwaypictures.co.uk/p864602061

    Report:

    Sunshine, Steam and Scenery, it doesnt get much better than that.... except that
    this time the journey was to be across the Settle to Carlisle railway, with
    fantastic views across areas such as the three peaks, Ribblehead, Mallerstang,
    and others en route.

    The engine was none other than Rileys reliable machine 45407 the Lancashire
    Fusilier, which stormed over the route with some fair degree of magesty
    considering the considerable load that the engine was asked to haul over the
    grueling route. Arrival in Carlisle saw the engine leave to be turned and fueled
    while I and friends opted for a similar idea.

    Back on the train and the journey retracing our same route south again saw great
    performances from the engine. Its return to the mainline following overhaul in
    100 days is a testamount to I Riley Engineering and there fantastic machine.

    The day ended at York, with some final views of the engine, before then heading
    for home after a long and enjoyable day.

    Also,

    Other pictures from Carlisle have been uploaded to the site featuring trips
    there in recent years at http://www.blackhatrailwaypictures.co.uk/f587502403
     
  4. royce6229

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    Nice shot Eliot, I was almost at the same spot for 45407 and 45305 the day before and both times the sun disapeared for a minute as the train passed!!!!
    Very good performance with that load, 45407 was not much slower at that point than 45305 with 2 coaches less.
     
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    twomanydjs New Member

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    dos any one know if i could pay on the day for these trips as i may have a go next sat ( 6 Aug )
    thanks Dave R
     
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    I think Birkett must be cursed... I've tried the same shot several times and no matter when I go there is always some cloud that gets in the way...

    I thought I'd cracked it last year with the 8F but as it approached the bridge the smallest puff came too...
    The joys of photography...
     
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  10. RalphW

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    Agreed that is one cracking shot Tony...
     
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    Think your best booking as the train was very busy. Scarborough Spa Express has very little set aside now for pay on the day too. Would seriously consider booking, even if you had to collect tickets as boarding. Best phone either Railway touring company or WCRC depending on which tour.
     
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    UkSteam shows 46115 as on Saturday's Waverley, anyone confirm/deny this?
     
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    46115 is confirmed for the Waverley sat 30 July (N.D.)
     
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    Cheers, will be worth the trip up to Blea Moor then.
     
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    Though according to the Fellsman thread it was failed att Carlisle this afternoon. Nothing too serious I hope.
     
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    This'll be the 46115 that failed today on the Fellsman with firebox problems, surely throws some doubt on it being out on Saturday?
     
  17. RayMason

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    Sorry,I didn't pick up on that. Spoke to Nigel about 5.30pm--he is abroad at the moment. 46115 was the loco he "expected" to be used.

    So,shall I dare mention the CME? um N.D.said 46201...........As 5944 lets hope nothing too serious.
     
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    the fellsman thread suggests a partially collapsed grate , which gives us hope .
     
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    Well if it's just the bars then should a 'fairly' straight forward job.
     
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    Txt from ND
    46115 confirmed Sat Waverley. Lets hope so.
     

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