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  • 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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Steam Train Specials

The programme of steam trains through Helsby, Frodsham & Runcorn East this year is as follows:-

19th July 2015 - Steam hauled "The North Wales Coast Express" runs on the 19th July runs from Liverpool to Chester & Holyhead operated by the Railway Touring Company fares from  £74; further pick up points at Broad Green, Warrington Bank Quay and Frodsham(11.30 return 21.10). 

21st July 2015 - CANCELLED - Steam hauled the "Welsh Mountaineer" runs on the 21st July runs from Preston to Blaenau Ffestiniog operated by  the "Railway Touring Company" fares from £89: further pick up points at  Warrington Bank Quay and Frodsham (08.30 return at 19.30).

2nd August 2015  - Steam hauled "The North Wales Coast Express"  on the 2nd August  runs from Liverpool to Chester & Holyhead operated by the Railway Touring Company for  £74; further pick up points at Broad Green, Warrington Bank Quay and Frodsham(11.30 return 21.10).

4th August 2015  - Steam hauled the "Welsh Mountaineer" on the 4 August runs  from Preston to Blaenau Ffestiniog operated by  the "Railway Touring Company" fares from £89: further pick up points at  Warrington Bank Quay and Frodsham (08.30 return at 19.30).

25th August 2015 - CANCELLED Steam hauled the "Welsh Mountaineer" on the 25th August runs from Preston to Blaenau Ffestiniog operated by  the "Railway Touring Company" fares from £89: further pick up points at  Warrington Bank Quay and Frodsham (08.30 return at 19.30).

All excursions are run by The Rail Touring Company

The "Welsh Mountaineer" on the 21st July, 4th and 25th August will pass through Frodsham at approx. 08:20 and 19:30.

The "North Wales Coast Express" on the 19th July and 2nd August will pass through Frodsham at approx. 11:30 and 21:10.

It remains to be seen whether they all will run due to the current problems with the train operators also the locomotives to be used remain unclear at the time of writing.

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