1st November 1980
Cumbrian Mountain Express
|Locos Used||40134 & 81011 & steam: 46229 'Duchess of Hamilton'|
|81011||Crewe - (via WCML) - Carnforth|
|46229||Carnforth - ???|
|46229 (2)||??? - Skipton - Hellifield - Settle Jn - (via S&C) (2) - Petteril Bridge Jn - Carlisle|
|81011||Carlisle - (via WCML) - Crewe|
(1) Recorded as 46229's first run over the S&C.
(2) Jim Arkell comments that 46229 slipped to a stand near Stainforth because the sanders had not been prepared properly and were not functioning. Mike Musty further comments: we had a boxed 40 assist from behind apparently most the way to Carlisle. I have discovered 40135 was stabled at Skipton when we passed and could well be that one which would be great to confirm. Harry Harper comments: The banking engine was removed from a southbound freight & was reported through the train as 40134.
Sources : Jim Arkell, Mike Musty & Harry Harper
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