Line News & Events

  • 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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  • Cheshire Best Kept Stations

    23rd January 2018

    Frodsham is Cheshire's Best Kept Station 2017 ....

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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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Pathfinder Tours

30th January 2016

Pathfinder Tours operated a Railtour over our local lines on Saturday 30th January 2016 ....

The itinerary from was Crewe - Acton Grange Junction - Wallton Old Junction - Latchford Football Field Siding (Warrington) - Walton Old Junction -  Runcorn East - Helsby Junction - Ellesmere Port - Mainsty Wharf Branch( Peel Ports) -  Helsby Junction - Frodsham Junction ( Halton Curve) - Halton Junction - Folly Lane Branch (Runcorn ) - Acton bridge ( up slow) - Hartford CLC Junct. - Northwich West Junc. - Middlewich - Crewe.

This tour was interesting as it was the first passenger train to enter Mainsty Wharf Branch (Peel Ports).

The tour organisers made a donation to Peel Ports charity as a thank you for their efforts which enabled the tour to progress beyond the motorway viaduct at Ellesmere Port.

The tour also ran over the Halton Curve and some views of the work recently undertaken are included.

These show the drainage work completed and additional spot sleeping has taken place.


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