Line News & Events

  • Spring 2022 Newsletter

    The North Cheshire Rail Users Group have published their Spring Newsletter ....

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  • Halton Curve Campaign

    29th February 2020

    The North Cheshire Rail Users Group was last night officially recognised for 30 years hard work ....

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  • Frodsham Footbridge Project

    8th December 2019

    A temporary scaffold footbridge will now NOT be provided at Frodsham ....

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  • Castle Park Semaphore Signal Unveiling

    1st June 2019

    30 years of campaigning officially came to an end today on Saturday 1st June as two semaphore signals were unveiled in Castle Park .....

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  • The Halton Curve

    19th May 2019

    The Halton curve finally opened on 19th May 2019 ....

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  • The Early Days of NCRUG

    23rd May 2019

    A look back at the early days NCRUG and its first chairman ....

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Halton Curve and ENCIRC Sidings

14th January 2017

Pathfinder Tours are operating over Halton Curve and within the ENCIRC Sidings this weekend as follows:

The expected routing, as timed by Network Rail is:

Westbury to Crewe as joining stations above, then:
Crewe - Weaver Jn - Walton Old Jn - via the Hole - Bank Quay Down Slow - Earlestown Up & Down Loop (reverse) - Dallam Royal Mail Terminal - via Up Slow / Up Goods - Acton Grange Jn - West Cheshire Jn - Elton Encirc Terminal (reverse) 13.00 to 13.20 - Helsby - Frodsham Chord( Halton Curve) - Runcorn - Ditton East Jn - Down Ditton Slow - Up & Down Goods - Speke Jn Down Goods - Garston Freightliner Holding Siding (reverse) - return to Halewood Jns (reverse) - Wavertree Jn - Edge Hill - Down Wapping Siding (reverse) - Edge Hill - Wavertree Jn - Speke Jn - via Up Ditton Slow - Ditton West to East Jns via Reception Sidings - Up Low Level / Up Goods - Fiddlers Ferry Jn - Arpley Jn - Latchford Sidings (reverse) - Arpley Grid Iron Jns North to South via Feeding Line - Acton Grange Jn - Hartford - Crewe, then return via joining stations to Westbury.
The tour travels over a selection of non-passenger lines either side of the River Mersey and its tributory the Weaver.

Four crossings of each river are made along with six reversals, hence our tour locomotives will operate in top ‘n’ tail mode.

The tour will be operated by 2 x Class 66 in top and tail mode.

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