Just a couple of weeks to go now before the 2013 mainline steam action gets underway. That's not forgetting that the first steam gala of the year takes place on the East Lancashire Railway next Saturday and Sunday. The following weekend sees The Great Central Railway's steam gala held over Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
On Saturday 26 January 2013 steam should once again be running over the famous Settle to Carlisle route with the Railway Touring Company's Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express. This should be double headed by 45407 The Lancashire Fusilier and 44871 making the trip from Manchester to Carlisle via Shap returning over the Settle to Carlisle.
I've no photographs of either of these locomotive so I've added a picture of 6201 Princess Elizabeth at Kirby Stephen on 17 November 2012 with The Cumbrian Mountaineer.
Camera and video fully charged and ready to go!
Copyright: Original post from http://steamdaysblog.blogspot.co.uk/author M Garrett