Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by RalphW, Jul 20, 2017.
Rumour has it that Scots Guardsman will again be on this next week.
According to the email with my ticket it is.
Seems an unusual choice when the 8F should be available.
8F failed gauging on Conwy Valley.....
Surprised there's an area where an 8F protrudes more than a Scot.
Thanks James. That would explain the decision!
So who moved the track?
Re gauging, same as last year isn't it? Another Mick Kelly special awaits!
A tour de force last year... enjoy!
Let's hope it isn't wet
The weather has a history of moving the track down the Conway Valley.
The quality of last year's trip means that anything else would have been an anticlimax. So should 46115 do it again, then it will just prove that it is a hill climber par excellence, having conquered Druimuachdair, Slochd, Beattock, Shap and Ais Gill in its time.
I feel privileged to have done Ffestiniog with 'Guardsman', and as such, I wish everyone the best of luck for a successful climb this time around.
25/07/2017 - The setting sun had dropped below the tree line as 46115 "Scots Guardsman" returned with "The Welsh Mountaineer" approaching German Lane at Charnock Richard heading for Preston.
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The return run leaving frodsham.
Scots Guardsman making a noise which I will remember for a long time between Betws-y-coed and Pont-y-pant (near Pont Gethin). A very rewarding sight and sound after a treck down a very overgrown footpath (with the scratches to show for it).
I rest my case. A year on from my own run up to Blaenau, 46115 continues to do rather well when there's a hill, although I'm sure it would have been a different story in the rain. Seems to have been equally good driving. Sad to see it go, but I'll be surprised if its away for too long.
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