Going Downhill Fast

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Not a comment on the state of the gallery but what Ex LMS 4-6-0 No. 5305 is doing at the head of The Mersey Moorlander.

This was taken later the same day as my "Over The Top" shot and David Trout's picture of the same at Dent station.

The location is the bridge at Greenholme, just down the road from Tebay services on the M6.

This is part of the famous incline from Tebay to Shap summit, on the West Coast Main Line in Cumbria.

Of course on this line, the picture is spoiled a little by the overhead wires, compared with the scenic splendour of the nearby Settle-Carlisle line.
31/08/2012 - 22:04pgweber
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Link Posted 31/08/2012 - 23:02
I bet it was moving at a pretty fast rate here Peter.You've caught it very well between the overhead wires pylons. This seems a good location but what's it like for photographing trains going north up the incline?

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Link Posted 01/09/2012 - 21:44
This is a few miles down from the summit, so she will have been kept in check for a while by the time she passed me.

The line is visible in the distance for a mile or two from the summit, to the left of the tree in this view (along with the split North/South lanes of the M6.

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