29.9.13 - 56087 6C37 Chirk - Carlisle, Salterwath
For the past two weekends the Sunday empty log working from Chirk to Carlisle Yard had made good time on its way north and has worked up Shap around 1 hour earlier than its booked path. This would mean getting a shot with sun on the cab front (if there was any sun) would've been very difficult. However, today under cold but very clear Autumn conditions a different situation unfolded. Running just 30-40 mins ahead of time through north Lancs the working didn't have enough headway in front of a couple of following Virgin services. So was held further south awaiting it's booked path. Seen running just behind time, Colas 56087 hammers through Salterwath on the 1:75 climb to Shap summit with the attractive 6C37 diagram, a powerful shot to say the least.