The S&C is something different - no sharp curves but very long gradients. When the Great Marquess was first used on the S&C there were doubts that she would have enough puff to make it to the summit at Ais Gill. Judging by today's performance there was no doubt at all. She stormed through Settle northbound this morning and back again this evening bang on time.
What a sight.
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The Fellsman and The Waverley have been sell-outs this year, due in part no doubt to television coverage of the Settle-Carlisle line.