Cumbrian Coast

  • Tornado’s 2020 tour diary takes shape

    Tornado’s 2020 tour diary takes shape



    PEPPERCORN ‘A1’ Pacific No. 60163 Tornado looks set to have another busy year on the national network in 2020 as more dates are added to the locomotive’s main line calendar. The first confirmed booking is the ‘Fen & Fells Flyer’ on April 4, which starts diesel-hauled in Cambridge, running via Ely, March and Peterborough, and down…

  • Northern’s farewell to ‘37’ haulage

    Northern’s farewell to ‘37’ haulage



    LOCOMOTIVE haulage on the Cumbrian Coast Line came to an end last month with Arriva Rail North operating a special return trip to mark the event on January 11. Displaying both ‘The Cumbrian Coast Express’ and ‘Class 37 Farewell’ headboards, Northern’s 09.52 Carlisle-Carnforth special passes Maryport. No. 37409 Lord Hinton leads the train with No. 37425 Sir…

  • Days numbered for Cumbrian coast loco haulage

    Days numbered for Cumbrian coast loco haulage



    THE Class 37 loco-hauled diagram on the Cumbrian coast is scheduled to end by January 25. DRS provides the locos, driver and rolling stock for the trains. The two daily Northern Rail diagrams was reduced to one a couple of months ago after the top-and-tailed Class 68 diagram was replaced with a Class 156 DMU.…

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