No. 35028 Clan Line

  • Clan Line makes a surprise appearance on Bluebell Railway service train – for one day only

    Clan Line makes a surprise appearance on Bluebell Railway service train – for one day only

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    BULLEID ‘Merchant Navy’ Pacific No. 35028 Clan Line made a surprise appearance on Bluebell Railway services on August 27 during a break from its busy main line schedule.  The locomotive arrived at Sheffield Park two days previously in order to use the railway’s wheel drop to conduct a precautionary inspection and maintenance of the front bogie.…

  • With full regulator: LOCOMOTIVE PERFORMANCE THEN AND NOW

    With full regulator: LOCOMOTIVE PERFORMANCE THEN AND NOW

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    In his latest column, Don Benn describes the performance of Clan Line on December 20’s ‘Carols in Sherborne Abbey’ trip  – and also February 2’s ‘Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express’ double-header of Mayflower and British India Line, which hauled the train between Carnforth and Carlisle and return to Preston via the Settle and Carlisle route. THIS…

  • With Full Regulator: LOCOMOTIVE PERFORMANCE THEN AND NOW

    With Full Regulator: LOCOMOTIVE PERFORMANCE THEN AND NOW

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    In his latest column, Don Benn describes the performance of Ian Riley’s ‘Black Five’ No. 44871 on two main line trips in December 2018 and May 2010 – plus some additional information about Bulleid Pacific No.35028 Clan Line’s on November 24’s ‘The Chilterns & Downs’ tour. It HAD been some years since I had a…

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