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Cumbrian Mountain Express 2022

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by 61994, Jan 8, 2022.

  1. RalphW

    RalphW Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Administrator Friend

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    No it's so the driver of Leander could see where he was going instead of having to peer through the smoke screen.:rolleyes:
     
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    Class 5 piloting class 6 (or 6 piloting 7 depending on your chosen era!)

    Will
     
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    If you are of GWR origin - then that's a Class 6 piloting a Class 5 (or 7 piloting 6 depending on your chosen era!)!

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    Can we have a sensible report please?
     
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    It's just good to know there is a Spamcan back on the mainline not sure when us Southeners will get to see it locally though
     
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    Is that an effect of the light or a burnt smokebox door on Leander?

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    A couple of shots from above the canal tunnel at Hincaster, not my best choice of location. I was intending to shoot video but the wind was so strong it would have blown my tripod over...
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    I can't see the Southern brigade claiming the performance rights to this one, Leander was wound right back on approach to Kirkby Stephen, where Tangmere was just doing enough to pull a few coaches. It was a similar scenario on Shap, with maybe a touch more from Tangmere. Still, Tangmere was looking superb, fingers crossed she gets a Dalesman run out.
     
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    Looking at the pictures from Carlisle dragging Tangmere over Shap has made a right mess of Leanders smoke box door...

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    The tables have turned, Tangmere is now in push and pull mode while the Jubilee takes a rest up Wilpshire with its draincock in full voice.
     
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    45690 & 34067 29.01.22
     
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    WCME 45690+34067 1b.jpg

    Big turnout at Greenholme today as Jubilee class No. 45690 'Leander' pilots SRBB class N0. 34067 'Tangmere' northwards with the Winter Cumbrian Mountain
    Express with Mick Kelly aboard 'Leander' assisted by Craig Potter and Craig Todd firing, Mick Rawling doing the business on 'Tangmere' with Martyn Soames
    firing and Matt Miller Guard

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    Putting on a show approaching Greengates and Birkett
     
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    So the double headers have gone home and we are waiting time at Preston. As for the day.
    1. Tangmere still needs a little fettling to quote one of the West Coast team.
    2. Leander needs a lick of paint on the smokebox after having to pull Tangmere around a bit.
    3. Highlight was Wilpshire. 25 at the bottom, 33 by the tunnel and 28 over the top.
    4. On a normal trip the summit speeds would have been fine. The double header added nothing but it gave West Coast a chance to test out their flat top and that was a sensible arrangement.
     
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    I've got that shot as well, what would we do without RailCam. :)
     
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    45690 & 34067 at Shap Wells , Angerholm and Aisgill .

     
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    'The Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express' on the 29th January 2022, hauled by LMS 5XP No.45690 'Leander' and SR BB No.34067 'Tangmere'. Seen passing Dillicar and Birkett Common.

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    For some reason the dreaded curling spot appeared on screen just as the engines were on the viaduct ! Happens frequently, seems movement on the tracks affects the internet !! ?? Thanks for posting though
     
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    Shap cutting in some brightness:

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    Greengate (Shep's car removed in Photoshop and the smokebox has been digitally repainted...!)

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    Richard
     

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