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Narrated Audio Railway / Steam CD: THE LONG DRAG

THE LONG DRAG
only £ 10
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Steam freight and signalmen on the Midland line over the roof of England.

Year recorded: 1967
Length: 70 minutes

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Tracks
1
May 24th, 1967, and from Selside signal cabin we hear lvatt Mogul 43119 toiling up Ribblesdale, running short of steam with 12 full ballast wagons on the 1 in 100 gradient and stopping outside the cabin to raise more steam. The signalman telephones control at Carlisle then, with a new head of steam, the train continues on its way. Signalman Bill Sharp, former station master and weather observer at Ribblehead, talks about his experiences with the weather on the Long Drag.
2
Signalman Bill Sharp, former station master and weather observer at Ribblehead, talks about his experiences with the weather on the Long Drag.
3
Black Five 45075 crosses Ribblehead viaduct with a northbound freight on May 24th, 1967.
4
At Salt Lake Cottages signalman George Horner tells us about life in England's remotest signal cabin on Blea Moor.
5
From inside the north portal of Blea Moor tunnel, Black Five 44898 emerges from the darkness with a northbound freight on June 9th, 1967.
6
Another northbound freight thunders through Dent station headed by Black Five 44920 on June 2nd, 1967
7
Signalman Jim Harper in Dent cabin talks about snowdrifts on the railway.
8
A description of Garsdale station and its community facilities. This was formerly Hawes Junction till the Midland branch to Hawes closed in 1959.
9
From the signal cabin on the summit of the line at Ais Gill, 1169 feet high, on June 2nd, 1967, we hear a freight headed by Black Five 44852, climbing the 1-in-100 gradient from the north and cresting the summit.
10
With the Long Drag behind it and Britannia 70035, Rudyard Kipling, on front, a northbound fitted freight hurtles down Mallerstang towards Carlisle on June 10th, 1967.
11
Long Meg, the heaviest train on The Drag, a lime train from Long Meg quarry in Cumberland to Widnes, hauled by 9F 92208, plods slowly up the 1in100 gradient in Mallerstang on October 12th, 1967, echoing against a scar as it approaches and we hear it far into the distance towards the summit.
 
 


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