60163 Tornado, 1Z81, Milepost 43, 10 October 2009 - 1743.28 Tornado is about to pass under the M6 at Thrimby Grange. It had covered the 8.25 miles from Penrith (1735.54), mostly at 1 in 125, in 7 mins 34 seconds. The 23 miles from milepost 66 had taken 23 minutes 52 seconds. Unfortunately, Tornado was following - and gaining on - the 4M16 Grangemouth - Daventry Tesco Express, which had left Carlisle at 1620 behind 66422. It had activated a flange lubricator, causing Tornado to slip and slacken speed shortly after I took this shot.
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