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Dalesman and Pendle Dalesman 2021

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by iancawthorne, Dec 2, 2020.

  1. Macko

    Macko Well-Known Member

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    Only had time for a northbound shot yesterday and as good friend Ian Cawthorne always advices "if you see better light on the S&C go chase after it", so at the last moment I ditched gloomy Langcliffe and kept driving and found this little spotlight at Selside ...

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    Spotlight on Selside
    by Phoenix Images, on Flickr
     
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  2. iancawthorne

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    On this occasion, that chase for the light worked a treat!
     
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  3. RalphW

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    I spoke to Mr C at Preston last night and thanked him on your behalf for the Crosby Garrett whistle, I also promised him a pint on your behalf. :)
     
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    Good stuff Duncan!
     
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  5. Crawley Ben

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    A very enjoyable watch, thank you for posting.

    Ben
     
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    I've just realised that Tuesday's Dalesman returns via Shap.
     
  7. RalphW

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    Yes it means that we get home at a decent time. :) I believe that Leander will be out tomorrow.
     
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    Thanks Ben ,my pleasure.
     
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  9. Oswald T Wistle

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    RTT shows Dalesman 22L into WBQ and still there, planned dep was 08.10

    and away, 49L
     
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  10. RalphW

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    Technical problem with lead loco, now sorted, in order to get back on schedule Preston stop is to be omitred and passengers are going to Blackburn where we will pick them up. At least that's the plan.
     
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    Update, it appears that the Tesco train that passed us in Warrington has sat down blocking the WCML, we have got past by going via Esrlestown ond Newton le Wilows?
     
  12. Fred Kerr

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    Train passing Whalley running 35 minutes late :

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    Seems to have missed the visits to loops at Plumpton and Eden Valley and is now c.30 mins early.
     
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    Yup. WCML seems to be up the spout north of Carlisle. Quite possibly a clear run to Carnforth today!
     
  15. RalphW

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    Through Oxenholme so next stop Carnforth what a brilliant run, and I will bet the crew are enjoying not having the stop start journey they were expecting. :)
     
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    We could be at Carnforth for a bit longer than the loco change time, the diners have only just started their main course so getting to Preston before they are finished would not be popular. :(
     
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    A bit of a hiatus at WBQ, but armed with the on-board info from @Ralph W (thanks Ralph) I was confident enough to head out. For the first time in 15 months I crossed the border into North Yorkshire. A stop at Hellifield to view the loco + POB. Leander was magnificently turned out and already coupled to the north end of her equally resplendent support coach. The duo were waiting in the up goods loop for the arrival of the late running train. Chris Cubbitt was the driver and the only man on the footplate, I watched as he shovelled a few round into the firebox in readiness for the journey ahead.

    I headed up to Helwith Bridge and walked up the road towards the quarry before taking the path under the railway and found a nice spot from which to watch. It was warm and sunny with a gentle breeze. A check on RTT showed that the train arrived at Hellifield 30L - would it run before or after the Carlisle train? I didn't have long to wait, some time was clawed back on the loco change and the train left before the Leeds-Carlisle, now 20L (well done to everyone involved).

    Soon I could hear the unmistakable sound of a Jubilee exhaust, it took almost 2 minutes for the loco to appear as she burst under the road bridge. In the heat the exhaust was a grey haze, but a grey haze that shot a good distance into the sky. The train sparkled in the sun and headed off north, roaring away, past Crag Hill Farm, curving to the right, under the bridge and she was gone. Lovely stuff!
     
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    Dalesman 2b.jpg

    Jubilee Class No. 45690 'Leander' works today's 'Dalesman' through Selside with Chris Cubitt driving, Martyn Soames on the shovel and Roly Parker Guard

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    With the Howgill Fells in the backgroud, Jubilee Class No. 45690 Leander' working the return 'Dalesman' through Low Gill with David Blair driving, Craig Todd
    on the shovel and Roly Parker Guard
     
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    Leander seen at Selside Cottages and Barrow Mill.


     
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