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Northern Belle 2023

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by Oswald T Wistle, Jan 4, 2023.

  1. sgthompson

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    Sad to see not many folk out for the Northern Belle today due to the weather especially with Four Seasons of weather expected :) No tremors expected but you never know with a black five .
     
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    45212 seen at a soggy Shap Wells and then a blustery Ais Gill:
     
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    Glad that 45212 has the requirements to haul these tours. Wasn’t aware of that before July.
     
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    Any ideas wht's going to be on it on Saturday now that 45212 is away back to the Fort ?

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    Likely to be Tangmere if today's test run is satisfactory.
     
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    Didn't sound too good when it passed me at Bentham
     
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    The ECS from the Coventry to Weymouth trip today heading towards Upwey en route to Yeovil Pen Mill with 57313 leading and 57601 on the rear. This train would shortly pass Bahamas inbound to Weymouth working The Dorset Coast Express. IMG_2454.JPG
     
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    Any news on the Northern Belle return leg as nothing shows as having departed .
     
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    Puzzling Steve, arrived in pl3, no shunt moves activated at Carlisle, dep shown from pl1 and in between both pl1&3 have been used by other trains. Did you see the outbound leg?
     
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    Now showing on RTT at pl1. Now departed 49L
     
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    Yes on Shap with little assistance from the rear gunner.
     
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    IMG_3473.jpeg Middle cylinder blowing away on the return leg.
     
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    looks like a stuck draincock, that's usually a disease of LMS and Standard engines.
     
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    The 57 was doing nearly all the work as you couldn’t hear much from Tangmere .
     
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    Isn't this loco bedding in some major work on the middle cylinder? Presumably the test run was judged to be ok but it surprises me not one bit that the diesel has been doing its fair share.
     
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    To be honest Tangmere was doing the lions share on Shap with plenty of noise coming from her .
     
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    Interesting choice of support coach in the form of Mk. 2D Brake Standard Open 9493, same as on the test run.
     
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    Tangmere at Shap Wells and Crosby Garrett.
     
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    Northern Belle 34067 1 NP.jpg

    Back with Belle, SRBB class No. 34067 'Tangmere' heads 1Z50 'The Northern Belle' under threatening skies through Greenholme towards Shap and on to Carlisle. Steve Chipperfield driving, Clive Gault firing and Steve Adams Guard N/S

    Northern Belle 34067 2 NP.jpg

    With Wild Boar Fell forming a backdrop and improved weather conditions No. 34067 'Tangmere' works 1Z51 'The Northern Belle' away from the summit and down to Garsdale and beyond
     
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