Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by Cal.N, Nov 8, 2018.
17.07.19 return leg.
'Britannia' working today's 'Fellsman' northbound on the approach to Aisgill summit
As another round goes onto the fire, 'Britannia' heads the return 'Fellsman' through Waitby on the approach to Kirkby Stephen
Do you have the crews please?
About 15 minutes before Britannia was due at Ais Gill the heavens opened.
They stayed opened.
70000 at Shotlock Hill & returning through Armathwaite in a shower.
Caught on camera and everything!
Britannia at Armathwaite
70000 at Jack Green, north of Horton and Waitby Common.
70000 Britannia northbound at Helwith Bridge
Cop Lane on Flickr
The weather was a lot better on the northbound than it was on the return.
Footage of another brilliant 70000 performance yesterday at Hoghton, Settle, Crosby Garrett and Ramsgreave.
Terrific!! A grand - and nicely noisy - show from 70000. Particularly liked the spectating horned skull at, I think, Waitby.........
70000 really seems to be running well at the moment, hope it is on the Saphos trip on the 14th August.
Thanks Alan, placed the sheep skull for maximum impact
Footage from Britannia's 10th July run on the Fellsman this year:
Superb footage and edited for maximum impact! Thanks for sharing it with us
It's a pity that I can only give one 'like'. Superb photography but you need to convince me that the footage at Ais Gill hadn't been subject to some post processing speed adjustment!
Premier League David.My kind of video Action all the way!
Cheers guys, very much appreciated.
The speed over Ais Gill was quite astonishing, one of those goosebump moments when you first hear the sound approaching up Mallerstang and know something special is happening.
I gather that the crew really like Britannia and everyone felt comfortable with seeing what she would do. So they did.......
It's such a shame there was no timer on board that day. Suppose RTT was right and it was 24 mins from Appleby to Garsdale. Deduct 3' 30 to Ormside and 3'30 from Ais Gill to Garsdale and you have 17 mins for the 15.7 miles. That's the fourth best in preservation and far and away the best class 7 on record. Add a 12th coach on and what would you add to the time? --- maybe 5%. Even then 18 mins would put that run easily in the top ten with all the others being class 8s. Tremendous by the Brit with T. Jones and M. Wylie and great to have the pics and videos they can put in their scrapbooks.
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