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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 45699 Galatea disguised as 45562 Alberta which has been scrapped , not quite sure why they would do that ?


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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.
 
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