Vol 40: Mainline 2010 – Fells & Highlands

Filmed over 11 days in the north of England and west of Scotland: locations include Saddleworth, Shap, the Settle-Carlise line, Beattock, the West Highland line, the Oban branch and the Glasgow & South Western.

Six LMS locomotives:
Princess Royal class 4-6-2 6201 Princess Elizabeth, Princess Coronation class 4-6-2 6233 Duchess Of Sutherland, Royal Scot class 4-6-0 46115 Scots Guardsman, Jubilee class 4-6-0 5690 Leander, Black Five class 4-6-0 45231 Sherwood Forester & 45407 The Lancashire Fusilier;
and one LNER loco:
K4 class 2-6-0 61994 The Great Marquess.

Available on Blu-ray or DVD.

YouTube clip: Leander on The Fellsman

(1 hour 41 mins)


The Scarborough Flyer

27-Aug, 6201 Princess Elizabeth (Crewe-Stockport-Huddersfield-York-Scarborough and return) Mossley; Diggle; Marsden. (5:47)

The Cumbrian Mountain Express

28-Aug, 6233 Duchess Of Sutherland (Crewe-Manchester-Bolton-Shap-Carlisle-Settle-Bolton-Manchester-Crewe) Shap Wells; Waitby Common; Wharton Dikes. (4:39)

The Waverley

29-Aug, 46115 Scots Guardsman (York-Leeds-Settle-Carlisle and return) HelwithBridge; Ribblehead; Smardale. (4:49)

The Fellsman

1-Sep, 5690 Leander (Lancaster-Preston-Settle-Carlisle and return). Hoghton; Newsholme; Settle; Ribblehead; Birkett Common; Ais Gill; Whalley. (15:34)

The Cathedrals Express

2-Sep, 46115 Scots Guardsman (Hellifield-Carlisle and return) Sheriffs Brow; Sellside (from Park Fell); Ribblehead; Mallerstang; Dent Head. (10:58)

The West Highlander

3-Sep, 5690 Leander (Liverpool-Preston-Glasgow Central) Milnthorpe; Greenholme; Shap Wells; Penrith (2 locations); Ecclefechan; Beattock Bank (3 locations); Abington (3 locations). (20:49)

4-Sep, 61994 The Great Marquess (Glasgow Queen St-Fort William). Glen Falloch; Strath Fillan; County March; Achallader. 45231 Sherwood Forester (Fort William-Mallaig-Fort William) Glenfinnan (2 locations); Arisaig; Loch Dubh; Loch Eilt (2 locations). (17:45)

5-Sep, 61994 The Great Marquess (Fort William-Crianlarich; Crianlarich-Glasgow Queen St) Bridge of Orchy to County March (3 locations). 45407 The Lancashire Fusilier (Crianlarich-Oban-Crianlarich) Connel. Plus 61994 at Glen Lochy, running light to assist 45407. (11:19)

6-Sep, 5690 Leander (Glasgow Central-Paisley-Dumfries-Carlisle-Shap-Carnforth) Ballochmyle viaduct; Clifton (Eden Valley Junction); Great Strickland; Shap. (6:25)

Bonus track: a month after the main period covered, TWR returned to Beattock to record 6233’s only run north of the boarder in her black livery. After traveling overnight, he was rewarded with this “atmospheric” shot!

2-Oct, 6233 Duchess Of Sutherland (Carlisle-Stirling-Carnforth) Beattock Bank (2:53)


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