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Cumbrian Conqueror railtour 15/06/13

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Thats some amount of power and they're making light work of a stiff climb....must be one of the best runs over shap in steam preservation era.

 

Absolutely! Would've been great to be on that. Princess Coronations chuck out around 3,300hp and Castles are known to be strong performers. Would've loved to be on that. Another video of the tour.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2c2dfAE9JxU

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I went over shap behind Tangmere in April 2012 and it struggled to say the least, speed reportedly fell to 15 mph over shap but these videos show true steam power at its best, imagine what they'd achieve if the 75mph limit wasn't in place. They must have gone over shap at 60mph minimum and that's a 1 in 75 climb!

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