Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express
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…
THE rare combination of a Thompson ‘B1’ 4-6-0 and a rebuilt ‘Merchant Navy’ was the highlight of February 2’s ‘Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express’. No. 61306 Mayflower and No. 35018 British India Line worked north to Carlisle via the West Coast Main Line and returned later in the day via the Settle to Carlisle Line, enjoying glorious conditions…
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