Jubilee on the S&C

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Tom Morrison

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It may be becoming somewhat repetitive but the Carnforth "Jubilee" no 45699 "Galatea" still excites when it is working hard on this winter's Cumbrian Mountain trains. On 10th March 2018 there was the rumour that 35018 "British India Line" might appear following its completion of a test run on the previous Wednesday but, possibly because there was still a steam leak from the right hand cylinder, it was not to be. As ever, the "Jubilee" performed magnificently (although there was a mysterious loss of time on the climb to Grayrigg) and was repeatedly running ahead of time on the S&C, as witnessed here in the rock cutting just south of Stainforth.

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