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K1 returns to Carnforth


After hauling the final week of the Jacobite service, the K1, Ian Riley's 37 and the support coach departed Fort William at 08:30 on Saturday 26th October and arrived on the ash pit at WCRC depot Carnforth at about 22:30 after a straightforward trip.

The K1 stands on the Carnforth ash pit on Sunday morning after it's return trip - Rowland Bingham

Whilst most of the support crew departed for home that night, Paul Hutchinson and Rowland Bingham stayed overnight and managed to remove the piston valves whilst the engine was still warm on the Sunday morning.

During the final week of the Jacobite service, the locomotive was turned to face boiler forward when departing Mallaig.

Boarding at Mallaig on 22nd October - Nigel Hall

Awaiting to depart Mallaig on 22nd October - Nigel Hall

Through the showers, a fireman's view of Corpach and start of the Caledonian Canal on 22nd October. The black smoke was for the photographers taking the reflection in sea shot - Nigel Hall

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 November 2013 16:41