The Blue Riband

"The Blue Riband", is the timing of southbound runs over the Settle Carlisle line, from a standing start at Appleby, timed between the beginning of the climbing gradient just south of Ormside Viaduct (milepost 275) for 15¼ miles to the summit at Ais Gill (milepost 259¾), with a minimum load of 12 coaches.