Line News & Events

  • Engineering Works

    20th July 2019 - 4th August 2019

    Services on the North Cheshire Line will be replaced by buses ......

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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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  • Cheshire Best Kept Stations

    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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Sand Trains

22nd June 2016

The sand trains to the ENCIRC sidings are now running regularly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays(MWFO).

They originate at Middleton Towers and run to Warrington Arpley with a move from there at 07.12 to Helsby West Cheshire Junct. arr at 07.39.

The train returns from Helsby West Cheshire Junction at 13.54 running to Warrington Arpley at 14.36. It can also run one hour later.

The two photographs attached show 66070 on the return working at  Frodsham Station on the 22nd June and the type of wagons in use on the train.

It is pleasing to see this regular flow of traffic commencing and running across the lines in which NCRUG is interested in.

Photos courtesy NCRUG Committee Member Bob Florence.

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