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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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  • 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 - 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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  • Flying Scotsman

    13th June 2017

    The Flying Scotsman passed through Frodsham and Helsby on Tuesday evening just after 6pm .....

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Mother's Day

6th March 2016

On Sunday 6th March, Mothers Day, it was  possible to ride over "Halton Curve" twice in a day - a treat not possible for over twenty five years.

The "Northern Belle" luxury train set out from Chester via Halton Curve (Frodsham Junct. passed at 11.10) then Liverpool Lime Street (reverse) further progress via Stafford and the outskirts of Wolverhampton and the return via Telford/Wrexham (around the Wrekin?) to call again at Chester then retrace its steps once more over the Halton Curve (Frodsham Junct. passed at 16.15) and back to Liverpool Lime Street,

The photographs above by Mark Barber illustrate the passage of the excursion - the extensive  infrastructure work undertaken can be seen around the train.

We await information on just when the required point work for a service to commence will be installed?

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