Main Line 9
The Great Britain III


   
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70013 Oliver Cromwell coming up to Shap Wells in very fine style. 09/04/2010  
   
  70013 Oliver Cromwell, Shap Wells 09/04/2010  
   

70013 Oliver Cromwell, Harthope
Not an easy location to get away from the all conquering car, so the sound is quite short, but nice all the same. 09/04/2010

 
   
  70013 Oliver Cromwell,
Harthope 09/04/2010
 
   
  70013 Oliver Cromwell,
Abington.09/04/2010
 
    70013 Oliver Cromwell,
Abington. 09/04/2010
 
    44871 & 45407 Girvan, Some fine sound as the two '5's go in and out of sync on the 1:54 climb from Girvan station. 10/04/2010  
    45407 & 44871, New Luce, You could here the pair almost to shutting of for Glenwhilly 3 miles away and there was barely a soul around. 110/04/2010  
      45407, Boness Station. A short diversion to Boness to see the Shire, but a welcome site of the two '5's after their exploits to Stranraer the day before. 11/04/2010  
      246 Morayshire, Boness Station 11/04/2010  
      246 Morayshire, Boness Station 11/04/2010  
      246 Morayshire, Boness Station 11/04/2010  
      61994 The Great Marquess, nr Dunkeld 11/04/2010  
      61994 The Great Marquess, Danacardoch, the K4 was making some very strange sounds on the climb to Druimuachdar, a hint of her problems the next day. 11/04/2010  
      61994 The Great Marquess, Danacardoch, 11/04/2010  
    61994 The Great Marquess, Achterneed Station. A perfect morning, you could hear her leave Dingwall almost 5 miles away, the original Wav recording is over 8 1/2 mins, virtualy the whole of the 3 1/2 mile 1:50 climb to Ravens Rock. Pure magic! 12/04/2010  
      61994 The Great Marquess, Achterneed Station, 12/04/2010  
      61994 The Great Marquess, App Achanalt, 12/04/2010  
      61994 The Great Marquess, App Achanalt, 12/04/2010  
      61994 The Great Marquess, App Achanalt, 12/04/2010  
      61994 The Great Marquess, App Achanalt, 12/04/2010  
      61994 The Great Marquess, Strathbran. Mornings in Scotland dont come much more perfect than this. 12/04/2010  
      61994 The Great Marquess, Strathbran, 12/04/2010  
      61994 The Great Marquess, Strathbran, 12/04/2010  
      61994 The Great Marquess, Strathbran, 12/04/2010  
      61994 The Great Marquess, Strathbran, 12/04/2010  
    61994 The Great Marquess, Luib Summit, 12/04/2010  
      61994 The Great Marquess, Luib Summit, 12/04/2010  
      61994 The Great Marquess, Luib Summit, 12/04/2010  
      61994 The Great Marquess, Luib Summit, 12/04/2010  
      61994 The Great Marquess, Luib Summit. The K4 restarts on the return to Inverness, sounding very sick with Valve problems. 12/04/2010  
    70013 Oliver Cromwell & 61994 The Great Marquess, App Daviot.
With the K4 unable to assist to any great extent, a 47 was put on the back to help the Brit on the long climb to Slochd, with 13 on, Cromwell makes some fabulous music as she comes up this famous climb. Strangely this stretch of line rarely gets a mention, perhaps the lack of pretty photo locations is the reason!!!13/04/2010
 
      70013 Oliver Cromwell & 61994 The Great Marquess, Dep Kingussie
13/04/2010
 
    70013 Oliver Cromwell & 61994 The Great Marquess, Dep Kingussie
As is heard on the recording the 47 was doing nothing at this point and the K4 was doing little more than take its own weight so it was left to Cromwell to get on with the real business! 13/04/2010
 
      70013 Oliver Cromwell & 61994 The Great Marquess, Dep Kingussie
13/04/2010
 
ll A big thanks to the organisers, the people wealthy enough to be able to travel, the crews and especially the support crews for their dedication and hard work that made this fabulous trip possible.    
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