Line News & Events

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    5th February 2019

    Frodsham has won the Best Kept Gardens Award 2018 ....

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  • News from the Line

    31st October 2018

    News from Runcorn East and Helsby Stations ....

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  • 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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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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