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This is John Hutson and his son, Simon, driving their family locos, the Atlantic and the U class, double heading the Christmas running train, tackling the steep uphill out of the station. Drivers usually gain as much speed on the downhill through the station when public hauling, to help them up the bank on the other side. Locos can often be seen wheel slipping under load, due to the steepness of the gradients.


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