The Cumbrian Mountain Express, Saturday
Feb 11th 2012
It seems that to enjoy classic UK electric
haulage on Railtours you have to go to Bulgaria or join a steam tour.
The “Railway Touring Company’s regular February
(and now late Spring) offered both 86259 haulage and
a run over the “S n C”. A good day,
helped by the snow both South of Rugby and in parts of the Pennines,
fast Trent Valley running and steam
heated stock on the steam hauled sections…
Tour phot spot.
In temps of around
minus 8 86259 arrives at the Keynes with the tour
The nose of the APT
looks of an older design than the sleek lines of 87035 at Crewe Her C
86259 leaving Preston
heading 0Z00 for Carnforth
Pennine gloom over
Steamin through Dent, the snow
cover at the time was deeper at Leighton!
during a water stop at Appleby, the stock steaming nicely too
87002 stabled between
ice scraping turns at Carlisle. A good few would have preferred her rather than
the k back to Carnforth or the can!
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