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Northern Belle 2022

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by neildimmer, Jan 27, 2022.

  1. Oswald T Wistle

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    Hopefully, per RTT something emerged from 10A at 10.00.
     
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    It was indeed Tangmere but being heavily pushed as normal. Considering the weather conditions that was always going to happen.
     
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    With nothing booked off Clitheroe in front of the Northern Belle I gave myself plenty of time to drive over to Wilpshire. Then I was held up in roadworks for 10 minutes; I should still be 30E. I had decided to try the over bridge beyond Wilpshire summit. I parked, checked RTT as I left the car - 26E off Clitheroe. I rushed up to the bridge and began to open up my tripod when there was a "shush, shush, shush" sound and Tangmere appeared at the distant bend. No time for a tripod, hand held would have to suffice. By the time I had switched on the camera the loco had shut off, was already through the station platforms and on her way towards the summit. 29E, 19C, no sun, dull cutting and 40 seconds of wobbly video. Just one of those days! I managed to lift a photo from the video (just to show that I was there).

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    Northern Belle 7 1 NP.jpg

    No. 34067 'Tangmere' working the 'Northern Belle up Meal Bank towards Grayrigg and on to Carlisle with Mick Kelly driving, Martyn Soames firing and Roly Parker Guard crewing north and south

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    To the haunting sound of the whistle 'Tangmere' works the return 'Northern Belle' slowly through Garsdale remembering the passing of Michael Middleton two years ago. RIP Sir and thoughts go to the family
     
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    A nice bit of clag there, mind. :)
     
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    Even though Tangmere was assisted due to the weather conditions it was nice to see her able to pay tribute to the family of Mike Middleton.
     
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    34067 seen from Salterwath and as the crew pay there respect to one of there own passing through Garsdale Station.

     
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    A couple of simple record shots of Tangmere on the retur leg slipping by Helwith Bridge and getting a shove through Langho:

     
  11. Big Al

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    It seems that Tangmere has been in a LMS depot for too long and picked up 'Stanier cough' unless the drain cock was left on deliberately. It's certainly not something that Bulleids ever used to suffer from.
     
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    Can you lads at 10A buck up a bit, folk from 'darn sarf' are criticising standards.:Joyful:
     
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    Drain cocks are all linked together Al, so unless it has become uncoupled then it’s got something jammed in it. BTW is hi viz and shorts this seasons gricer chic?


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    Yes, I know. That was my polite comment. :)
     
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    Ah, didn’t see the ‘wink’
     
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    The 47 exhaust seemed a little uneven too with a nasty cough - Carnforth Cold perchance ?
     
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    Puffing away at the back like a steam banker
     
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    Just remind yourself Victor how many locos do these folk from darn sarf have in their fleet and how many WCR have running and under maintenance at present? :)
     
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    Just a thought - 5305LA have said (to my puzzlement/concern) that they intend to replace 777's drain cocks with some of an LMS design. I wonder if Carnforth have done this on Tangmere?
     
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    Had a Ford Escort Diesel, that could match the 47!!!!
     

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