Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Fitness To Run
The railtour arrived in the city ahead of time - I believe that delays south of Manchester had meant that the steam had the West Coast Main to itself! But there was just a tinge of disappointment for us all. It should have been a steam double header providing the power, but 45690 Leander failed its 'fitness to run' examination, and so the railtour was pulled by just one steam locomotive, with a diesel on the back.
There are a number of YouTube videos of the railtour, filmed by others along the route. I particularly liked this one, especially of the train passing through Lancaster. I'm also an 'extra' on the platform at Carlisle - can you spot me?
Here's another video I enjoyed.
Photos © Skip Cottage