© Geoff’s Rail Diaries 2011 There were one or two real veterans out on the main line in 1976 - LNWR no. 790 "Hardwicke" being the chief attraction, though it was a great pleasure to see the Midland Compound no. 1000 out too. I decided to head for Yorkshire to see these two in action... My recollections of the day are now rather vague (it's nearly 30 years ago, at the time of writing). The train was organised by the Gainsborough Model Railway Society, and ran from York to Leeds via Harrogate, then out via Skipton and Hellifield to Carnforth. 790 and 1000 hauled the outward working - the train returned hauled by 4472 "Flying Scotsman". I think the train must have spent some time in Leeds - after the Arthington pictures, we had time to call in at Embsay, where the Yorkshire Dales Railway (now the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway) was beginning to take shape. 790 and 1000 approach Arthington Viaduct 790 and 1000 cross Arthington Viaduct 790 and 1000 climb away from the viaduct 790 and 1000 near Bell Busk 790 and 1000 approach Long Preston 790 approaching Long Preston 4472 heads the return working near Hellifield Embsay - a 16" Hunslet and 48151 69023 "Joem" at Embsay Metre gauge Peckett 1870 of 1934 at Embsay No. 140 Hudswell Clarke 1821 of 1948 at Embsay