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captain clutterbuck

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love the fact you instantly know it's Yorkshire, it's raining
Rain to me signifies Manchester and therefore Lancashire however top of the tree for the wet stuff is surely Wales. Rhod Gilbert normally asks if anyone in the audience is from Wales and to those who shout out yes his follow up question is "how old were you when you took your kagool off?" :)
 

captain clutterbuck

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Steam is running on Carlisle - Settle line again here are a couple of snaps from today , this is actually 46100 Royal Scot had a really diverse career . It was bought by Billy Butlin and spent some time on a plinth at the Skegness camp. After a while it spent time at Music impresario Pete Waterman's sheds at Crewe . During transportation to a Steam Gala by road it caught fire whilst on the M5 but has subsequently been fully restored for mainline use. The shots give you a flavour of what must be a bleak day in the Lake District.

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captain clutterbuck

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nipped on NYMR webcam just to see how things look . They are open but only running a couple of trains per day to Whitby from Pickering which is not great as they have like other Heritage lines lost a lot of potential income . To my surprise there was an unusual engine at the platform which looks like something from Thomas the Tank Engine . I have added a snap here which I hope you enjoy

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captain clutterbuck

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Found some more info about the Engine.

Cockerill No 1625 "Lucie" - Built in 1890 by Cockerill of Liege, Belgium, this locomotive is a standard 0-4-0 shunting engine but quite different to British ones. It has a vertical boiler married to a "normal" 0-4-0 chassis, and uses Walschaert's valve gear as opposed to the normal British practice of using Stephenson's valve gear. 1625 was the oldest locomotive in the operating fleet until it was withdrawn from service in December 2000.
 

captain clutterbuck

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nipped on NYMR cam today really old Engine they occasionally use is on track today . No.29 was built for the Lambton Railway in 1904 by Kitson and Company of Leeds. It is a 0-6-2T tank engine and was used at the Hetton and Joicey Collieries in the North East until they closed in 1967.

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captain clutterbuck

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When its damp outside I often nip onto Earthcam to view a bit of Sunshine and especially now as you can't travel anywhere . Anyway I went through many of the webcams in the States and found one in Scranton Pennsylvania [its really strange group of Cameras for Pennsylvania there are three cameras trained on Andy Warhols grave in Bethel Park, people have left cans of Campbell's soup on the headstone] . It includes a Camera at the Steamtown National Historic Site. It is located within a working railroad yard and incorporates the surviving elements of the 1902 Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad's Scranton roundhouse and locomotive repair shops. So thought you might like this rather murky screenshot

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captain clutterbuck

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A few years back Terry kindly provided a link to four Cameras focused on various points on the Carlisle-Settle railway . The site as such has had an update including an interactive feature where they have provided a drone picture of the complete line including a map where when you click on the individual stations and points of interest and in the view there are icons for individual points of interest that when you click on you get pictures of the place and also information about its history . Here's the link in case anyone would like to look . You just click on the station names on the map at the side and then the icons that show in red on the overhead view to get the information.

 

captain clutterbuck

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Since the first lockdown and the subsequent measures that have been introduced a lot of the Heritage Railways have suffered and been unable to open, although some like NYMR have run some services . The announcement of lockdown from 00:01 today is clearly impacting everywhere . I thought I would skip through the Railcam webcams to see what has happened . I hopped on Llangollen railcam and eerily it looks like the apocalypse struck , there is no sign of life and there is a platform trolley which has things on it . It looks like it has been left as the people have fled in a hurry . I am also adding a snap of the West Somerset's Blue Anchor station not only because I love the view but the station is a great example of what a Heritage railway station should look like .


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captain clutterbuck

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Nipped on NYMR cam today at Grosmont [ go on lots of CAMs and You tube as a way of travelling from my armchair] looks like they are upgrading the decor in one of the platform buildings on the far platform. My hopes were raised when I went on because the Decorators were putting their gear out but they have been dashed because they are working inside and so another avenue closes regarding something to brighten up my day and give me something to do . Sadly now I cannot watch the paint dry :08::tw::fp:
 

maltrab

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In America they move a vast amount of freight across the country using the railways, the loads being 4 to 5 times the length of uk freight traffic, I read yesterday the port of Felixstowe has only one line inside the terminal, as they relied heavily on lorries to move the containers, and we all know how well that is going
 

captain clutterbuck

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Old English Electric Class 20 Engine at Grosmont today the Sir John Betjeman in London Transport livery . One was used in the James Bond film Goldeneye heavily disguised to look like a Russian Armoured Engine used for an escape.

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