Old Reliable

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James Foster

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35018 "British India Line" - the first Rebuilt Bulleid Pacific - isn't proving to be worthy of that title - yet. On Friday 23rd February the engine undertook a further test run following repairs to the inside motion. Sadly, on a schedule intended to take her round the great "circle from Carnforth through Hellifield, Blackburn and Lancaster, she suffered another problem at Hellifield and returned tender first to Carnforth. Thus the following day's Winter Cumbrian Express was worked by the engine which has truly earned the title - "Jubilee" no 45699 "Galatea" which is seen storming up Shap at Shap Wells - going like a train!

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