Saturday, 31 August 2013

Kirkby Stephen West, 17th August 2013

Kirkby Stephen West, on the Settle & Carlisle, as restored and renovated in 2005. The footbridge was relocated from Guiseley. The signalbox, to LMR standard design, was erected in 1974, although it is based upon the former Kendal signalbox.

158850 + 153378 departing with a Leeds - Carlisle service.
66615 with southbound coal 05:49 Hunterston to Fiddlers Ferry Power Station.
46233 Duchess of Sutherland with 'The Cumbrian Mountain Express" from Crewe to Carlisle (steam from Liverpool).
The fireman rests, having climbed to Ais Gill, it is downhill now to Appleby, for water, then on to Carlisle.