for a super video of the Cathedrals Express going through Settle late yesterday morning hauled by the locomotive Galatea. By the looks of it the film was taken from the top of Castlebergh.
Our water tower appears about 1 minute in to the video and you can see that we get quite a grandstand view of the trains.
The video also shows very well how the railway marched mercilessly through Settle when built. Not all the citizens of Settle approved - a stance still taken by some today!
The engine sounds to be pulling well on the uphill gradient but it still has about 14 miles of 1 in 100 to go before Blea Moor. I understand that when passing Selside (about half way up the hill) it was struggling.
Here is the same train, same day - just a bit closer-up! :
Somehow today's tin box apologies for trains don't quite have it do they?