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Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Taking on Water at Settle Down

This picture has popped up on Facebook -
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It shows Jubilee class locomotive Kolhapur taking on water at the Settle down side water crane - served by our water tower of course.   Kolhapur was a regular on the S&C at the very end of the steam era.   From the details below it is likely to have been between April 1966 and October 1967 when the locomotive was at Leeds Holbeck depot.

This is likely to have been a fast or semi-fast service to Carlisle, possibly with Appleby as its next stop.   A full tank of water from Settle would have given comfort that it had sufficient to climb over the 'roof of England'.

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