Line News & Events

  • Runcorn East Celebrations

    3rd October 2018

    Runcorn East Railway Station marks the station's 35th Opening Anniversary and an end of an era with ATW ....

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  • Latest NCRUG News

    1st October 2018

    Read the latest News from North Cheshire Rail Users Group ....

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  • Liverpool Here We Come

    10th June 2018

    Sunday 10th June was a significant milestone in the history of the North Cheshire Rail Users Group .... 

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  • Helsby Footbridge

    13th June 2018

    Helsby Footbridge works have started and two temporary footbridges are now in place ....

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  • Winter Newsletter

    7th February 2018

    NCRUG have published their latest newsletter for Winter 2018 ....

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  • Halton Curve Upgrade

    2nd February 2018

    The next stage of the Halton Curve upgrade gets underway .....

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175 Years of Railways

23rd September 2015

QUICK LINK - 175 Years of Railways Across Cheshire Booklet

NCRUG attended on the concourse of Chester Station today to celebrate 175 Years of Cheshire Railways ....

Our images show Committee Members, Tom Welsh, Pauline Jenkinson and Bob Florence at the NCRUG display distributing all sorts of goodies with a visitor enjoying the display. 

Many passengers were taking an interest in our wares. Free mugs, postcards and booklets were available together with book marks and "Bags for life" courtesy of "itravelsmart"  ( www.itravelsmart.co.uk ).

One member tried out "Fancy Dress" as a member of 1950's footplate crew with cotton overalls and grease top cap and attracted much attention from locomotive crews who had worked on steam in the late fifties' s and early sixties.

Drivers from Chester, Wrexham and Llandudno Junction were encouraged to tell tales, of daring do, from that time and many smoke rings were generated above the station concourse!

Many thanks to Arriva Trains Wales (ATW) for providing the facilities and Sally Buttifant of Cheshire West and Chester Council for organizing and coordinating the event without whom it would not have happened.

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