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Main Line steam activity this evening...

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by Richard Roper, Sep 16, 2021.

  1. Richard Roper

    Richard Roper Well-Known Member

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    So I'm out in my garden lopping the pear and apple trees after tea, and around 7.15 I heard a chime whistle twice, followed by a Stanier hooter whistle coming through Sowerby Bridge.
    The locomotives weren't being worked hard considering they were travelling eastbound, so I wondered what they were? Was it Britannia and Galatea or Scots Guardsman? Or was it Sir Nigel Gresley on its way to Crewe behind a Stanier loco? There was no audible exhaust beat to listen to, sadly (usually I can hear a special right from Elland Tunnel, through Sowerby Bridge, and right up the Calder alley to Todmorden on a still evening.)

    If it was 60007, would it have been able to sound its whistle?

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    60163 passed through at 18.55 heading back to Liverpool from York.

    No. 7 will be going by road to Crewe shortly, though it needs to be tripped across to the carriage works for the road access there.
     
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    Hmm, wonder what the Stanier whistle was then? It must have been with Tornado.

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    Any traction engines out to greet Tornado yesterday? I recall something similar happening on the North Wales Coast one evening - a showman's engine in light steam on a low-loader parked in a lay-by beside the railway, exchanging whistles with, I think, Lizzie.
     
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    RalphW Resident of Nat Pres Staff Member Administrator Friend

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    As did the Daniel Adamson on the Weaver at Frodsham.
     
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