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LMS Passenger to Hellifield

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 07:07 PM

It's Autumn 1946, The City of Edinburgh* departs Carlisle at 10:23 with a train to Hellifield; the train stops at Armathwaite**.

Consist includes a full brake car, a kitchen car 2 first class cars, and 3 third class cars.

* The engine is a member of the LMS Coronation class. 38 were built at LMS Crewe Works between 1937 and 1948. 3 survive today.

** In this episode, the train will stop at: Armathwaite, Langwathby, Appleby, Kirkby Stephen, Garsdale, Settle, & Hellifield.

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 07:33 PM

The train pulls into the Langwathby Station.

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 06:00 PM

Soon, the train pulls into Appleby & gets water from a standpipe.

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 09:21 AM

The train starts to climb the 1.3% grade known by train crews as "The Long Drag" and stops at Kirkby Stephen.

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 07:35 PM

After cresting Asgil summit, the train rolls into Garsdale to wait for a connection.

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 07:41 AM

The train rolls over the water troughs, rolls through Dent, goes through 2 tunnels- Blea Moor is one of them- & rolls over thr Ribblehead Viaduct.

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 06:33 PM

After rolling downhill, the train rolls into Settle.

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 08:07 AM

The train pulls into Hellifield ending the passenger run, but not for the crew.

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 05:27 PM

After the passengers have disembarked & the luggage unloaded, the passenger cars are put in the Number 2 carriage siding. The engine gets water and coal, then heads to the sheds for servicing to be ready for the next run.

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