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2020 Cumbrian Mountain Expresses

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by mike1522, Dec 31, 2019.

  1. mike1522

    mike1522 Long Time Member Friend

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    With 2020 right around the corner I thought it would be good to start this thread. The performances that all of the locomotives in The Carnforth pool where good in my opinion during 2019. It is wonderful having 46115 back in steam following its most recent overhaul too. Expecting 35018 out on some of these as well the Jubilees but am leaning more towards the two numbers above because of power classification.
     
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    The WCME 2019 was the highlight of the year for Mr & Mrs V, Les Ross from Euston, BIL and Mayflower. from Carnforth, deep snow on the fells...........and a birthday cake for old Victor. A wonderful day.:Happy:

    Oh, and a drop of Jaipur in The Woodrow Wilson.;)
     
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    Don't forget 6201 !
     
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    That was a great day plus I met you both too lol. As usual I'm booked on the first one.
     
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    Booked on 29th February. Here's hoping for another good series of WCME.
     
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    That's going to be a busy day with the Cotton Mill on the same day...
    Edit; and there's a Spirit of the Lakes from Peterborough to Carlisle with steam just one way, Preston to Carlisle.
     
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    Leander under maintenance through the Winter months based on the article in Steam Railway talking to Chris Beet, so that can probably be crossed off the list of potential motive power for the WCME's.
     
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    Be nice if the first one's double headed like the old day's ! I always used to look forward to the first WCME but in recent year's they've all run with assistance !
     
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    Water at Chatburn as per the 60103 tours in December, so yes looks that way.
     
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    Or there are pathing problems with the new timetable.
     
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    Just needs snow up on the fells for a winter wonderland.
     
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    Like Feb 2nd last year, though it could mean 'getting up' earlier than planned for this route. 20190202_160000.jpg
     
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    Is there anything in Carnforth that can't be rostered for the first train, my friend wants to know as he just booked a ticket
     
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    Unless 10A do a lightning quick restoration, 34073...

    James


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    I think your choices at this early stage are 35018, 46115, 45562, 6201.
     
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    Ok thank you
     
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    RTC now part edited web page to outward via S&C.
     
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    And 35018 added as the motive power.
     

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