Snow in the Ribble Valley

Winter 2009 / 2010

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RED SKY AT NIGHT

Class 150/1, 150137, departs a snow-covered Langho station, and heads into the sunset in charge of 2J58, the 16-50 service from Clitheroe to Manchester Victoria on 8 Jan 2010.

Newton Heath MPD have fitted a yellow plastic cover over the coupling mechanism to prevent snow and ice ingress.

Photo: B. Haworth

 

BRIAN HAWORTH

An atmospheric view from Ramsgreave Road bridge, looking towards “Firemen’s Rest” and Blackburn, on 18 Dec 2009

Photo: B. Haworth

156440 pauses at Langho with a Man Vic service on 22 Dec 2009

Photo: B. Haworth

A snowy scene taken from Brian's seat on Cronshaw Chair high above Langho on 10 Jan 2010

Photo: B. Haworth

7 Jan 2010  

With “Manchester Victoria” on the blind, 150140 rolls into Clitheroe

Photo: B. Haworth

An unidentified Manchester - bound 150/1 makes light work of the gradient between Whalley Viaduct and Langho

Photo: B. Haworth

8 Jan 2010  

A study in perspective - Whalley Arches, bathed in weak afternoon sunlight, looking towards Old Sol’s bridge and Billington

Photo: B. Haworth

The weak afternoon sun illuminates another unidentified 150/1 descending the bank past Mytton Fold Golf Course, between Langho and Whalley Viaduct

Photo: B. Haworth

With “Manchester Victoria” already on the blind, 150139 is ready to depart from Clitheroe to the turnback at Horrocksford Jct.

Photo: B. Haworth

Class 150 climbs Langho bank with a Clitheroe to Manchester service

Photo: B. Haworth

Seen from the River Calder bridge at Whalley, an unidentified 150/1 crosses the Arches, during the afternoon

Photo: B. Haworth

Class 150/2 approaches Langho with a Clitheroe service from Manchester Victoria

Photo: B. Haworth

9 Jan 2010  

Waterfowl gather on the only unfrozen water at Whalley Weir

Photo: B. Haworth

Late afternoon weak winter sunlight lights the red brickwork of Whalley Arches

Photo: B. Haworth

Whalley Parish Church

Photo: B. Haworth

Upstream from Whalley Weir, the River Calder is frozen as far as the eye can see

Photo: B. Haworth

Winter sunset in the Ribble Valley captured at Whalley

 

 

Photo: B. Haworth

Class 150, with a Clitheroe-bound service from Manchester, rolls into Langho

. . . . with the Community Rail Partnership's new crimson-lake signage highlighted in the winter's sun

Photo: B. Haworth

A partially-frozen River Calder at Whalley Weir

Photo: B. Haworth

Whalley Arches from Calder Road Bridge near Whalley

Photo: B. Haworth

A Class 150 heads down Langho bank with an afternoon Manchester - Clitheroe service

Photo: B. Haworth

SIMON CLARKE

A Christmas card scene looking north over an almost deserted Ramsgreave & Wilpshire station on the morning of 18 Dec 2009

 

Photo: S. Clarke

Above Wilpshire cutting on 6 Jan 2010

 

Photo: S. Clarke

150139 on the 12.00 MCV - CLH approaches Langho on 18 Dec 2009

Photo: S. Clarke

150139 on the 12.00 MCV - CLH departs Langho on 18 Dec 2009

Photo: S. Clarke

   
February 2009  

66039 propels empties into Castle cement on 2 Feb 2009

Photo: S. Clarke

150146 shunts at Horrocksford ready to run 12.40 Clitheroe - Manchester Vic. on 2 Feb 2009

Photo: S. Clarke

ALAN BOWLES

WHALLEY STATION

On the morning of 8 Jan 2010, 150225 approaches Whalley with a train for Clitheroe


Also featured is the recently installed UP Intermediate Block Signal, HJ 102

Photo: A. Bowles

18 Dec 2009  

Stop! View of HJ102                     12.41 p.m.

Photo: A. Bowles

View of Whalley Station                 12.45 p.m.

Photo: A. Bowles

Up Train approaching                    12.56 p.m.

Photo: A. Bowles

156452 Arrives                             12.56 p.m.


Photo: A. Bowles

A family alights                          12.57p.m.

Photo: A. Bowles

. . . .and off she goes                                 12.57p.m.

Photo: A. Bowles

19 Dec 2009  

A passenger awaits                   11.51 a.m.

Photo: A. Bowles

It's the Santa special                   11.57 a.m.

Photo: A. Bowles

   
Miscellaneous  

Beneath a leaden sky 150143 leaves snowbound Clitheroe on the 10.40 to Manchester Victoria on 21 Dec 2009

Photo: D. Butterworth

Ken Roberts and passengers awaiting the first Santa train on 19 Dec 2009

Photo: N. Kirby

 

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