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The Waverley 2017 with 60103

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  1. JohnRobinson

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    16/07/2017 - 60103 "Flying Scotsman" heads south through Ribblesdale towards Helwith Bridge on the Waverley
    Alas the drone video stopped after 31 frames (approx 1 second) - the above frame 30 put through photoshop Untitled-2.jpg
     
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    Scotsman on the Waverley 16 July 2017

    The Sundays of high summer are seeing the return of the RTC ‘s Waverley trips from York to Carlisle via Settle, hauled for the second year running by NRM flagship No 60103 Flying Scotsman. Sunday’s train was ten fully loaded coaches plus support coach, running unassisted.

    I joined at Skipton in bright sunshine which lasted all day. We reached 50 by Gargrave and 54 at Bell Busk on the short run to Hellifield where we took water. Setting off briskly again, we had reached 43 after Long Preston when the brakes slammed on and we were brought to a brief halt at Settle Junction. Deprived of our run at the 1 in 100, we slogged our way up, reaching 33 by Settle, 37 at Stainforth and 38 by Helwith Bridge. The short level stretch enabled us to reach 43 before another, unexplained, slow stretch through Horton. We were through Selside at 33 but 34 was our maximum before slowing for Ribblehead. Again the climb to Blea Moor was only in the 20s, and there were no fireworks along the tops, with 48 at Garsdale and maxima of 52 at Lunds and Shotlock before Ais Gill.

    We had a brisk run down Mallerstang, touching the early 60s, with further bursts of speed at Smardale and Griseburn bringing us into Appleby a minute early. We got away smartly on the last leg to Carlisle, reaching 56 by Long Marton and 63 at Culgaith. Similar speeds continued for the rest of the journey until Scotby, where we began to brake for the arrival at Carlisle, reached two minutes early.

    On the return we started gently, only hitting 50 at Howe & Co's siding, and continuing in the 50s until we made it to 60 at Lazonby, then 58s at Kirkby Thore and Newbiggin before a nine minute early arrival at Appleby. Leaving two minutes late after taking water, the run down to Ormside took us to 49 before we began the long slog southward. Dropping into the thirties for a while, we were back up to 49 at Smardale and had only dropped to 37 by Kirkby Stephen. Passing Greengate and Birkett at 35, we got up to 42 on the easier stretch, and speed dropped only slowly to a minimum of 36 near Ais Gill Farm, and were up to 40 again by the summit board, passed in 10 mins 45 secs from passing Kirkby Stephen.

    Downhill, we were up to 63 at Moorcock Tunnel and continued in the high 50s along the Garsdale tops before slowing for Dent. Our pace continued sedate until past Ribblehead, when we rattled down through both Horton and Settle at 63, only starting to slow at Long Preston to go into the loop at Hellifield for water. On my last leg we touched 56 at Gargrave before a two minute late arrival in Skipton where I alighted. It had been a sound performance by a magnificent locomotive through wonderful scenery on a warm summer's day - what more could one want?

    24 photos are online at http://pjhtransportpix.zenfolio.com/p623486678

    Peter on a sultry grey evening after another sunny day in Manchester
    http://pjhtransportpix.zenfolio.com/p623486678
     
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    With rain starting to pour just prior to its arrival, LNE A3 Class 4-6-2 No. 60103 'Flying Scotsman' works the northbound 'Waverley' rail tour through
    Helwith Bridge towards Ribblehead and beyond
     
  4. The Saggin' Dragon

    The Saggin' Dragon Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Moderator Friend

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    Post unapproved, pointless personal dig.
     
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    Yes joking its called humour This forum will go downhill without humour
     
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    Best shot Ive seen today Thank you for braving the conditions
     
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    Have to take back a comment on a previous post, this is the best shot Ive seen today and fortune favours the brave.I could have said mad instead of brave Ian as I know you have a sense of humour lol
     
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    The lengths some people go to see a Scotsman :rolleyes:
     
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    Fine when it isn't constantly aimed at one individual.

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    Here she is on the Southbound leg over Ribblehead, glad the weather was better earlier over at Grizedale!
     
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