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mmClick on the sound icon for a classic recording of 5690 climbing Lindal Bank on 02/01/1982 with 13 on. A day of high winds and torrential rain, but what a performance! Many of todays timid railway followers would call it fool hardy, and would be rushing for the nearest diesel, but they say fortune favours the brave! It starts with her opening up after the slack on the Leven Viaduct, then getting well into her stride as she starts the climb, passing Ulverston Station in a cacophony of sound she then really digs in on the 1:82, further up, the heavy load, 1:80 and sharp cuves start to take their toll as speed falls off, and despite the drivers expert use of the regulator she slips briefly, but is soon sounding very surefooted again as she nears the top.It might not be The Port Road, but you will be very lucky to hear Leander sounding better.The Jubs on the Port Road must have sounded fabulous, imagine that deep roar as they came up the 1:80 of Creetown bank, the sound must have carried for miles in that open country, now I wonder what the Clans would have sounded like on 10 coach troop trains!  
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