WCML Diversion over Gisburn Viaduct

STEVE HOULKER

Gallery 23

Snow near Hindlow (March 2013)

Updated: 31/03/2013

Steve writes:

I am enclosing a few pictures of our recent heavy snow on the old Ashbourne line that runs up to Briggs and Hindlow.

As can seen from the pictures, we encountered some very deep snow drifts, and had to call for a pair of heavy duty snow ploughs from Carlisle Kingmoor.

The engines, 37 516 and 47 760, are from West Coast Railways, and travelled via the S & C, passing through Clitheroe on the 27th March and returned on the 28th March.

 

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Arrival (?) at Briggs

 

 

 

 

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Steve writes:

We are all familiar with the workings of trains and locations, but how we seem to forget the men and women, who work on the infrastructure to keep the trains going in all weathers. I am therefore enclosing some pictures taken in 1995 -96 before privatisation, around the Blackburn, Burnley area, and also Whalley Viaduct, when it had wooden sleepers.

 

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From the Archives

 

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25 191 at Low Moor Level Crossing 11 Feb 1986

 

 

25 302 on an Engineer's Train at Hellifield 14 June 1985

 

 

 

 

   

Two class 31s, 31 171 & 31 326, in Horrocksford Sidings 20 May 1985

 

 

31 243 & 161 at Horrocksford Sidings 28 Aug 1985

 

 

 

 

   

 

25 191 at Low Moor Level Crossing 11 Feb 1986
 

40 063 at Horrocksford Sidings Clitheroe circa 1982

 

 

 

 

   

47 309 at Horrocksford Sidings on the tunnel cement 1985

 

 

47 345 on a"parcels" at Horrocksford Jct. taken from cab of a class 47

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

47 486 at Gisburn Viaduct on a diverted WCML early 1989

 

 

142 049 at Clitheroe Station on the RVRail Day Sat 11 July ????

 

 

 

   

43014 on a WCML diversion at Clitheroe, late 80's or early 1990's

 

 

44932 at Blackburn Station 2 Nov 1985

 

 

 

   

"Princess Margaret Rose" at Horrocksford Jct.

 

 

 

RVR First Charter 11 July 1987

 

 

   

 

 

 

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