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Metrolink Ballast Working

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by Christopher125, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. Christopher125

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    Perhaps not strictly a mainline working, but the ELR's Austerity 'Swiftsure' deputised for a diesel last night on a Metrolink ballast working:

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    Steam On The Met-rolink by craigelias1, on Flickr

    Thanks to Craig for taking this photo at an ungodly hour!
     
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    26D_M Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic, thanks for sharing. North west industrial steam revival continues!
     
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    Does that mean that Metro Link have no access to suitable diesels? But anyway all credit to ELR for getting that job.
     
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    I believe from WNXX that the ELR hire diesels to metrolink from time to time, but none was available. I would imagine this works out cheaper.
     
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    Great stuff thanks to those who were out at that time to take the pics and videos.
     
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    That's really cool. Harks back to 'Henbury' working the coal trains on the docks in the 1980s.
     
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    And the RPSI steamer that did pw trains for NIR a few years back.
     
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