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Home Locomotives K1 62005 K1 Blog 30th September 2020

30th September 2020


The K1 got to Carnforth safely, running pretty much to time despite not being able to take water at Carstairs owing to a points failure. We were a few minutes late into Carnforth after following a huge freight train which overtook us as we took water at Lockerbie. We caught it back up on the climb up to Shap.

We removed the side rods and speedo bracket (to facilitate tyre turning) and the graduable steam brake valve (for me to service/repair) before we left Carnforth at 16.00ish yesterday.