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  • Halton Curve Project

    18th November 2017

    Work is continuing on the Halton Curve Project ....

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  • Waiting for the Workers, Winter 1936

    6th September 2017

    Helsby and Alvanley railway station has been brought back to life by Nick Harling ....

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  • John Hobbs

    7th September 2017

    It is with great sadness that the North Cheshire Rail Users Group must report the death of John Hobbs ....

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  • John Hobbs - a true gent

    27th July 2017

    NCRUG recognise John Hobbs - a true gent ....

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  • News from NCRUG

    30th July 2017

    NCRUG report on the Parliamentary Train and confirm they are now on Facebook ....

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  • News from NCRUG

    19th July 2017

    Here is the latest news from the North Cheshire Rail Users Group ....

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442s for North Wales

28th November 2016

This story is now running at WalesOnLine:

Old Gatwick Express trains could be used to relieve overcrowding in Wales

There is an informed comment on WRXGEN site. 

The plan is to remove the power car and you then have a 4 coach push pull set with a Class 67 at one end.

The  idea is to have a cascade so as to release 150's for the Valleys because of overcrowding.

Interesting option............how long will it take - are the 67s up to it?

With rolling stock cascades now unlikely, in the short/medium term, following the failure to complete the Great Western Electrification scheme perhaps this is a possibility.

The idea to use Class 442 stock was originally included in the franchise bid documents for "Northern".

What do you want for Christmas a 442?  Watch this space!

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