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Cumbrian Mountain Express, 4th August

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by free2grice, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. free2grice

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    60009 'Union of South Africa' reported arriving at Denton 9 late for water.
    Appeared to be 12 coaches, 9/12 maroon. <BJ>
     
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    Footage of The A4 at Chatburn and Helwith Bridge on the outward leg.

    [video=youtube;SFIiPggmVcw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFIiPggmVcw[/video]

    Hope you enjoy.
     
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    That final head on sequence is just great Phil and the chime just completes it, thanks for sharing. :thumb:
     
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    Many thanks Stuart for the positive words and as a man with a good eye for a shot your comment is very much appreciated.
     
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    AC - couldn't agree more. The rush to upload much very mediocre content is another part of this forum's reputation that let's it down. Austin and 981smithy could set up tutorials for video - just as Mr Brown consistently delivers properly exposed and composed content in the stills field
     
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    Many thanks for the positive words they are very much appreciated.
     
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    Thanks Steven , great to have our chat at Clifton . Regards Steve
     
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    Pacifics around Greater Manchester 3-4 August 2012

    For most of the year, steam buffs have to make their way to where the train is running. In the summer, the RTC sends its steamers looping round the North West conurbations to hoover up its passengers.

    On Friday 3 August, Stanier Pacific No 46233 Duchess of Sutherland made a great arc round Manchester, calling finally at Rochdale before heading over the Calder Valley route to Scarborough. The sun was shining beautifully from just the right angle when the train was due, but it arrived ten minutes late into full dull.

    On Saturday 4 August, newly restored Gresley A4 Pacific No 60009 Union of South Africa stormed up the hill into Bolton for its last Greater Manchester call before journeying into the Cumbrian Mountains. Nearly twelve hours later, it was back at Bolton with a weak low sun and a rainbow ahead of it. Did it find the crock of gold which will ensure a secure future for mainline steam?

    Better enjoy it whilst we've got it - was the diesel substitution on Sunday's North Wales coast express a portent of things to come?

    12 photos for the record at Zenfolio | Peter Hewitt's Transport Pictures | Pacifics around Greater Manchester 3-4 August 2012

    Peter, on a grey Manchester Monday morning
    Zenfolio | Peter Hewitt's Transport Pictures
     
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    A couple of photos from the trip taken at Carlisle and Crewe on the return can be found at Zenfolio | Paul Simpson | The Cumbrian Mountain Express.
    An enjoyable trip but a long day 6am start 10pm return( and I was staying next to the Station at Crewe).It was mainly only enthusiasts who joined at Crewe. The PA system worked.
     

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