The Cumbrian Crusader Railtour, 200310

Donít do many tours these days and on being advised of an 0505 start ex Intíl I wasnít that keen. Still a good day out with Spitfire, plus a farce, 7 locos, †and some thrash to boot, ta to messrs Ewer and Chapman for the company and lift!.

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Birmingham Intíl,

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In the still of the night the 20ís could be seen and heard as we arrived at the car park. 20301 and 20304 tail the tour

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57002 with 47851 (ticking over for therms) make a colourful combo at the departure end of the stock

Ribblehead

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Dirty weather in the hills as the 20ís power North, With load 12 and a 47/57 in tow there was some rear end assistance up the long drag

Carlisle

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The 20ís got much attention on arrival at the border city

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ďMore locos than coachesĒ, 66843/66432/47851 await departure for Newcastle with the 37ís tailing out of site

Newcastle

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Awaiting the road into Central, 37601 and 608 look good just off King Edward bridge, just prior to returning the tour to Brum

 

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