61306's first run with 35018 - in the snow!

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Bob Avery

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There's nothing quite like steam in a snowy landscape and such scenes have been rare in recent years. But - on 2nd February 2019 it happened, and when it happened it was doubly special in numerous ways for it was seen both on the West Coast Main Line and the Settle and Carlisle; it was double-headed; and, most special of all, it was the first public run of John Buck's Thompson LNER class B1 no 61306 since its recent overhaul. we see the train, with "Mayflower" piloting 35018 "British India Line" at Low gill and then, with a fabulous backdrop of snow on the Cumbrian Mountains, at Birkett Common. Bob Avery (both)

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