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WCRC Scarborough Spa/Dalesman/Spirit of the Lakes/normal tours 2022

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by neildimmer, Jan 11, 2022.

  1. 45581

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    At Whalley viaduct approx 5 late AAA_5446.....35018.jpg
     
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    Thanks for the time. Of those posted to date it is, the 13th fastest overall and the 5th fastest "pure steam" starting from Appleby.
     
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    Does anyone know what's going on with The Dalesman for this coming Thursday (6th)? Times are up for Carlisle to York , Carnforth to Hellifield etc, but the morning run from York to Carlisle is absent.
     
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    All the times are showing on the Railway Herald site.
     
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    Oops, no it isn't, you are correct. I'm certain that they were showing last week when I looked. Carlisle arrival was showing 1411, if that helps.
     
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    I would be grateful if anyone travelling on tomorrow's Dalesman can record and then post a time for the climb from Ormside to the Aisgill summit sign. I am keeping a record of all posted times for the year. [Please see post #63 above for full details].

    We are rapidly approaching the end of this year's planned steam haulage over the S&C and this could be YOUR last opportunity to "join in".

    Thanks, in anticipation and enjoy. Remember, "Oswald needs YOUR time!"
     
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    Interesting to see observation coach 999506 in the formation of the Dalesman today. Appeared to be a party of passengers joining at Skipton.
     
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    BIL passing Selside this morning in a rare moment of sunshine after all the wind and rain while waiting:
     
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    Great capture Chris and the sun always shines on the righteous :)
     
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    35018 seen passing Arcow Quarry with a severe wind blowing and a lonely Birkett Common


     
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    Wild wasn't it? Dramatic footage from both locations Nige.
     
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    Thanks David, yes it certainly was and luckily the rain stayed away from Helwith Bridge but lashed down for a while at Birkett before BIL arrived.
     
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    Looking at those excellent videos and at RTT that seems like a real battle yesterday. 115 mins from Settle Jn northbound and 135 mins coming back including an hour from Carlisle to Appleby. Any reports from the train?
     
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    Is there a speed restriction around Arcow Quarry? The video shows the train approaching slowly and then accelerating rapidly.

    Wasn't there a prohibition at one time from having a Mark I at the end of a train? When was that relaxed? This train had not merely a Mark I but the observation coach with people facing the end window.
     
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    Is such late running on the northern fells not an endearing feature of the Merchant Navy class... :)
     
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    Good one! I was on the train in May behind 46115 when the arcow train was running. We were signalled away from Hellifield a few minutes after the quarry train, held at Settle Jn and very similar time up to Blea Moor. In October conditions I should think Taitlands was very slippery. I think there's a bit of history there long before the MN appeared!

    If the arcow train is running, the path wants to be depart Hellifield no earlier than 1230 and at least have a bit of a run up past Settle.

    Coming back from Carlisle, that's interesting, but on the face of it, good evidence for @Oswald T Wistle model of the effect of a 40mph sou'westerly.
     
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    A late running (sorry, couldn't help it) Merchant Navy Class, 35018 British India Line with the returning Dalesman charter, Thursday 6 October 2022.
     
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    I bottled it. :)
     
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    46115 took a Dalesman north with the observation coach on the rear on 17 August 2021
     
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    Don't blame you Alan.
     
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