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Cumbrian Hoovers railtour 14/4/18

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Cumbrian Hoovers railtour 14/4/18

Post by EGNH1909 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:46 pm

This was a railtour that routed Birmingham-Settle Carlisle line-Carlisle-Cumbrian coast route-Birmingham on 14/4-hauled by two Class 50 diesels 50007 Hercules and 50049 Defiance. Saw them early morning and late afternoon as they passed through Lancashire and Cumbria.
(The locos were known affectionately as 'Hoovers' because of the sound of the centrifugal air filters originally fitted!).

Crossing the viaduct at Whalley in the Ribble Valley, early morning.
Image006 by Peter Rowe, on Flickr

Image008 by Peter Rowe, on Flickr

Crossing the viaduct at Arnside on the Cumbrian coast, late afternoon.
Image014 by Peter Rowe, on Flickr

Image020 by Peter Rowe, on Flickr

Hope they are of interest to anyone who remembers these in their heyday.
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Re: Cumbrian Hoovers railtour 14/4/18

Post by jonf45 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:07 pm

Great shots, spent many years doing Hoovers around Exeter and the West country up to London :)

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Re: Cumbrian Hoovers railtour 14/4/18

Post by andygolfer » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:50 pm

very nice Peter, there is one clear advantage for your locations over East Anglia where I photograph the occasional locos - no overhead cantenaries, no matter where you stand they get in the way!

thanks for posting them

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Re: Cumbrian Hoovers railtour 14/4/18

Post by james143611 » Thu May 24, 2018 12:17 am

Brilliant! Love the first and third shots. Looks like the Cargo-D rake (if they are still around?) Either case nice to see a matching livery set of coaches rather than the usual mishmash of liveries!

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Re: Cumbrian Hoovers railtour 14/4/18

Post by Nighthawke » Thu May 24, 2018 8:20 am

Proper diesel locos! I do like the third one - rail and water is a great mix photographically.

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Re: Cumbrian Hoovers railtour 14/4/18

Post by FlyingColours » Thu May 24, 2018 3:57 pm

Great shots :)

Here's my video of them at Wigan and later Bamfurlong on their return in the evening.
https://youtu.be/RR1EdKcycVw

The Cargo D stock went to DRS, the stock that was used in this tour was the Rivera stuff which has finally been painted into Blue & Grey after spending far too long in faded ex-Virgin livery... now if we can convince them to paint a rake in Intercity ;)

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Post by james143611 » Sat May 26, 2018 12:25 am

Oh right! Wondered why I haven't heard of that Cargo D set for a while.

It makes all the difference! Especially in your video, with some imagination it looks like a video from the BR era. Nice spirited departure from Wigan too :thumbs:

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Post by FlyingColours » Sun May 27, 2018 9:03 am

Yeah Cargo-D went bust I think around 2013-2014 which was a shame, the positive was that at least DRS took on the stock so it's getting daily mainline use :)

I know what you mean about imagination, if only we could convince Rivera to paint that Genny in Blue & Grey or a full set in Intercity and we'd be laughing :D

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