Nigel Kirby, Webmaster, writes:

 

As contributors to RVRNews are only too well aware, much time is spent on researching material for articles, many quite original, and I personally feel they deserve a much wider readership.

Therefore I am starting to prepare and to post on the website many such articles of special interest, which have appeared in previous issues of RVRNews.

In some cases, it is intended to revise the material of the articles, and perhaps include photographs that could not be reproduced adequately, or simply were just not available for use when the articles initially appeared in print.

Brian Haworth has always been a prominent author in this respect, and I am including below two of his articles but now supplemented here by colour photographs and maps, the original reproduction being in monochrome, necessitated by printing costs.

This is an area of development, with further articles, and also those featuring other authors, being considered. Watch this space!

NK

30/09/2009

Updated: 07 June 2015

 

Cumbrian Coast Tornado

ARTICLES MENU

LMS Leyland Rail Bus

 

Click on the underlined letter to read the article

 

(A) A LINE THAT NEVER WAS

The Burnley, Clitheroe and Sabden Railway

by Brian Haworth

 

 

(B) A SHORT WINTER STROLL WITH RAILWAY INTEREST

A walk around the Martholme Viaduct on the North Lancashire Loop Line

(aka The Great Harwood Loop)

by Brian Haworth

 

 

(C) SCHOOLWAYS FOR SCHOOL DAYS

The Delph to Oldham Line ( aka "The Delph Donkey" )

by Geoffrey Hilditch O.B.E. / Nigel Kirby

 

 

 

(D) HORROCKSFORD BRANCH

Map - History - Photos - Current Scene - Detailed Walk in the area

by Brian Haworth / Bill Briggs

 

plus photos taken by Ken Roberts, John Matthews, Ted Buckley,

and also Ken Geddes & Simon Clarke,

viewed when visiting Gallery 11 - Cement Section

a gallery, which complements the above.

 

 

(E) The FELLSMAN 2009

Illustrated Feature - narrative & photos

by Ted Buckley

 

To visit Ted's Photo Gallery No.12, click here

Other photos of The Fellsman,

taken by Simon Clarke and Peter Bleasdale

are located in Gallery 7

 

 

(F) CHATBURN STATION BRIDGE RECONSTRUCTION

Scheme Information update November 2009 in pdf format

giving a progress report of this important project.

 

 

(G) A STATIONMASTER'S LIFE AT WILPSHIRE IN THE 1880S

Illustrated Article - narrative & photos

by Craig Ward

 

(H) THE CUMBRIAN COAST TORNADO - 14 April 2010

Illustrated Article - narrative & photos

by Ted Buckley & Nigel Kirby

with additional photographs by Simon Clarke,

Derek Walmsley (FLAG) & Duncan Holden

 

(I) The FELLSMAN 2010

Illustrated Feature - narrative & photos

by Ted Buckley

 

(J) The LMS LEYLAND RAIL BUS

Illustrated Article - narrative & photos

by Brian Haworth

 

(K) BRIDGES

Pictorial Selection of those spanning disused lines

by Brian Haworth

 

 

(L) STAINMORE RAILWAY COMPANY

A visit to the Kirkby Stephen East Heritage Centre

by Brian Haworth

 

 

(M) RAILS AROUND HARROGATE

A pictorial feature with map

by Brian Haworth

 

(N) The FELLSMAN 2011

Illustrated Feature - narrative & photos

by Ted Buckley

 

 

(O) ILKLEY, SHIPLEY & SALTAIRE Stations

Illustrated Feature - narrative, photos, old timetables & historical map for this area

by Brian Haworth & Nigel Kirby

 

 

RAMBLES FROM RIBBLE VALLEY LINE STATIONS

 

(P) Walk from Entwistle Station via Sough

Starting and finishing at Entwistle Station - sketch map included

6½ miles but is rather strenuous with about 500 - 600 ft

of climbing and descent.

by Ken Geddes

 

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