© Geoff’s Rail Diaries 2011 In May 1976 I headed for the southern tip of the Lake District - for a weekend with Hardwicke. The famous LNWR 2-4-0, star of the 1895 Race to the North, would be working on a railtour on the Saturday, double-heading with 4472 "Flying Scotsman". The following day, it would work four return trips from Carnforth to Grange-over-Sands, this time unassisted. I couldn't resist! 790 and 4472 worked the train out as far as Ulverston, and are seen between Grange-over-Sands and Flookburgh. 790 was replaced by B1 1306 at Ulverston and returned to Carnforth light, and is seen at Cark in Cartmel station. We spent the afternoon in the vicinity of Windermere Lakeside, photographing LMS-designed (but BR Brighton built, in 1951) 2-6- 4T No 2085 in action. 2085 was painted at the time in Caledonian Railway livery - rather attractive if somewhat unauthentic. 2085 is seen below leaving Haverthwaite, on arrival at Lakeside, and from the lake (we hired a rowing boat for an hour...) The day's last event was to photograph the return workings of the day's special, and as the sun lowers in the sky, 790 and 4472 are seen between Ulverston and Cark in Cartmel. The colour photo was horribly overexposed, so the B&W will have to do. The following day's trips were great fun - the tricky bit was knowing which way the locomotive would be facing! For the first run, it was smokebox-first to Grange, but later in the day it was turned. The pictures below depict: Arrival at Grange with the first train; approaching Arnside with a return working, and passing the quarry near Waterslack with the last return trip. An excellent weekend! 790 & 4472 near Flookburgh 790 approaches Arnside, over the Kent viaduct 790 returns light through Cark in Cartmel station 790 and 4472 head for home... 790 at Grange-over-Sands 790 heads for home with the last trip 2085 returns to Haverthwaite - as seen from the lake 2085 leaves Haverthwaite 2085 at Lakeside