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Friday, 25 June 2010

The Border Raider

The pics in today's post (25th June 2010) are of the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust's class A1 'Pacific', 60163, Tornado.

The new-build stormed through Winwick twice yesterday, 24th June 2010, at the head of 'The Border Raider' railtour which ran Euston - Crewe- Carlisle and return. The Euston - Crewe leg and return were diesel hauled with A. H. Peppercorn's 4-6-2 given the job of conquering Shap on the Crewe-Carlisle leg, and an easier return over the S&C. It was on the latter stage that the train got held up by up to 90minutes.

I have already received a few pics of yesterday's railtour; two are shown here, others are 'banked' for future use. The first is the evening shot, through Winwick, from Geoff Monks showing the train in 'glinting' style.

The second pic, taken in equally fine sunshine, features the morning train and is from Jeff Nicholls.


I'm not sure why the info given on the UK Steam Info website - which clearly stated that Stanier 'Pacific' 6233 Duchess of Sutherland was to haul the evening, return leg from Carlisle to Crewe - was wrong. Or was it? Anyone with information - use the comments box below.

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