First steam of the year.

Discussion in 'Fuji X Forum' started by Ripleysbaby, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
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    The weather was foul and every trackside spot was taken, every pull in full. Never seen as many spectators for a steam event.
    This was taken near Scout Green Just south of Shap. The extra locomotive makes a big difference on the long pull to Shap summit .
    The return (this afternoon), on the Settle Carlisle line benefits from having no electric overheads.
    The weather is not looking good though. High wind and heavy rain now. Just for a change :biggrin: Fuji XE1 + 35mm

    DGAR8400 by sucofni, on Flickr

    And there it was, Gone.

    DGAR8403 by sucofni, on Flickr
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  2. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
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    you should be able to figure it out...
    Wow, looks like a real event, with many spectators. Cool!

  3. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
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    Such a beautiful machine!! Do or did they call them "iron horses" in the UK?
  4. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
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    I guess those crews were expecting plenty of lineside interest and weren't about to disappoint, second engine with a full head of steam (safety valves just feathering) and fresh coal just put on the fire (judging by the smoke), leading engine not long fired. Such a shame about all the lineside clutter and overheads.

    No mainline steam scheduled for my part of the world until late April, indeed no mainline connection for at least 3 weeks soon with repairs to Whiteball Tunnel on the Devon/Somerset border cutting us off from most services to the rest of the UK. Also the nearest preserved railway is closed due to a landslide, so steam less for a while.

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  5. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
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    where are Green Peace when you need them!!!

    I suppose that they are somewhere in the Arctic Ocean bothering those poor Russians!

    Apparently the Arctic Ocean is the smallest and shallowest of the world's five major oceanic divisions - I never knew that!