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Steam Special. 09.09.19

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Does anybody know what the steam special was that went along the Hope Valley line towards Manchester today (09.09.19) around 12:30? I saw the steam and heard the locomotive in the cutting just before Totley Tunnel, but couldn't see what it was. I've checked on UKsteam.inf and Realtime Trains and there's no mention of it.

Cheers,

Wazzie Worrall

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Hi Nigel,

Thanks for that. If it was an 8F I'm even more annoyed that I missed it. I would say that the whistle certainly sounded 'LMS', so I assumed it was either a Black Five of Jubilee. I'm afraid with the exception of A4's I can't determin a loco from it's whistle.

Cheers, Wazzie Worrall

 

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22 hours ago, Paul Worrall said:

Does anybody know what the steam special was that went along the Hope Valley line towards Manchester today (09.09.19) around 12:30? I saw the steam and heard the locomotive in the cutting just before Totley Tunnel, but couldn't see what it was. I've checked on UKsteam.inf and Realtime Trains and there's no mention of it.

Cheers,

Wazzie Worrall

I saw the smoke as it came through Dronfield and wished I had known about it to take a picture.

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Further information is that it was 45699 Galatea and coaching stock

Nigel L

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"Galatea Storms Wigan - 09th September 2019" - YouTube

"LMS Jubilee Class 45699 "Galatea" storms Northward  through a very damp Alfreton station.Destination Carnforth Steamtown with empty coaching stock. 9th September 2019"

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Thanks for that wonderful clip, I'm so sorry I missed Galatea on Monday.

For all the steam buffs out there, on Saturady morning the Yorkshire Man is running along the Hope Valley line. The actual times haven't been listed on UKsteam.info yet, however the train is due to leave Manchester Victoria at 09:55 so assuming everying goes according to plan it should be at Dore and Totley around 11:00. The actual times can be checked on Saturday morning on Realtime Trains - Grindleford, and Dore & Totley.

Cheers,

Wazzie Worrall

Sat 14-Sep THE YORKSHIREMAN
Crewe-Carlisle(LSL) [lsl]
34046/46100/70000: Crewe-Manchester-Sheffield-York-Todmorden-Manchester-Crewe
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1 hour ago, Paul Worrall said:

For all the steam buffs out there, on Saturday morning the Yorkshire Man is running along the Hope Valley line.

Can't call myself a steam buff but I would love to see a film, if anyone gets one, of it passing through the Sheffield area . I did travel all over Britain on the railways when we still had steam engines and it was the easiest and most relaxing form of transport for very short or very long journeys. I am not overly fond of the modern railways, the last time I was on a train I found the seat uncomfortable and could hardly get my legs under the table even though I had paid what I considered a very high price for the ticket.

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Times for Saturday steam special,

Grindleford 11:36, Totley Tunnel East 11:43, Sheffield 11:53. Note it does not stop at Sheffield.

Nigel L

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Hi.

Following on from the steam special on 9 September, Galetea is back on Monday 23 September. It's travelling from Burton to Carnforth via Chesterfield, Dronfield, Dore Tunnel, Totley Tunnel through the Hope Valley to Manchester and on to Carnforth.

It is advisable to re-check Realtime Trains on Monday morning.

https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/search/advanced/GRN?stp=WVS&show=all&order=wtt   

That's the link for Realtime Trains - Grindleford (GRN?). For other stations on route - open the Grindleford link: Change the location to e.g. Dronfield and submit. The most important information for Realtime Trains is to know the starting point/destination.

Video records are welcome....

Sorry about the spacing!

Cheers, Wazzie

LMS: 5699 Galetea.  5Z53 0910 Burton Ot Wetmore Sidings to Carnforth Steamtown. 

23 September 2019

 

         
                 
Burton Ot Wetmore    

0910

SDG

       

Alfreton [ALF]

 

pass

1037

ML

       

Blackwell South Jn (Derbs)

 

pass

1039

UDV

       

Morton

 

1045

1102

         

Clay Cross North Jn

 

pass

1108

EL

       

Chesterfield South Jn

 

pass

1111

DBH

       

Chesterfield [CHD]

3

pass

1112

DBH

       

Tapton Jn

 

pass

1114

         

Dronfield [DRO]

 

1121

1123

   

1

   

Dore South Jn

 

pass

1127

         

Dore West Jn

 

pass

1129

         

Totley Tunnel East

 

pass

1132

         

Grindleford [GRN]

1

pass

1137

   

2

   

Bamford [BAM]

 

pass

1144

         

Earles Sdgs S.B.

DGL

1149

1202

         

Edale [EDL]

1

pass

1209

         

Chinley East Jn

 

pass

1215

         

Manchester Victoria [MCV]

3

pass

1327

         

Carnforth Steamtown

 

1745

           

 

 

 

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