Updated:: 15 May 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS

TRAILERS

 

An Entertainment Index

 

RVR Historical Maps

are now located

at the end of this gallery.

 

To access Map Trailers

click panel below

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                 

 

 

 

 

ALSTON VIADUCT

(Now updated)

by

Brian Haworth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steel Wheels & Rubber Tyres

Volume 4

(The FINAL volume)

Published by Venture Publications, Glossop

whose retail outlet is MDS Books,

website http://www.mdsbooks.co.uk

NOW available at MDS Books

       
                 

Gallery 16

Peter Bleasdale

Recent additions

 

Railways & Tramways

in

SOMERSET

 

To view

click on the respective logos below

 

West Somerset Railway

(Bishops Lydeard - Minehead)

July 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Beer Heights Light Railway

 

 

Derbyshire

 

CRICH

 

New Book

on

'The Ribble Valley Line'

written by long-standing

RVR Member, John Matthews

For details click below:

Book may be ordered directly

from the Middleton Press

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           
                 

Railway Memories

LANCASTER GREEN AYRE

Lancaster Green Ayre station and the line between Wennington and Morecambe via Green Ayre, closed in 1966 as part of the Beeching cuts.


"Railway Memories" features interviews with a number of men, who worked on the line, sharing their stories of what it was like to work on the railways during the period from the 1940s-1960s.

 

Rev. Bob Jackson is also interviewed

- Bob had a unique friendship with a number of people, who worked on the railway and filmed the line between Morecambe and Lancaster on 1st January 1966, its last day of operation.


Features cine footage

filmed by

Rev. Bob Jackson and Peter Jones.

 

Click logo below to access link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click above for further information

and to access publisher details

 

UPDATE

 

Book is now in stock

and

available for purchase

 

Advance orders

have been mailed out

by the Publishers

 

To order the book

click below

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notice & Contents

retained for the

RVR Archives

GREEN AYRE RISES

Exhibition

 

Lancaster Library

Bank Holiday Weekend

1st - 2nd May 2016

 

Details below

 

 

 

Click either of the above posters

for

Details

Poster Enlargement

&

Video Clips

 

 

 

DALESRAIL 2016

X

Click above to access details

 

 

 

To access the Guided Walks Programme

as a pdf file

click here

   
                 

Historical Map

RAILWAYS

AROUND

KEELE UNIVERSITY

Click below

 

plus link to the

Keele University

History of the

Stoke-on-Trent to Market Drayton Line

which closed to passengers on 7 May 1956

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SETTLE & CARLISLE

LANDSLIP

at Eden Brows

near Appleby

 

Proposed Solution

&

Photos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Historical Map

RAILS AROUND THE WREKIN

Shrewsbury - Wellington - Much Wenlock

- Coalport - Market Drayton

Click below

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROCHDALE STATION

New Station Platform

Updated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
                 

NORTON BRIDGE

Diversion

Opened 29 Mar 2016

Click photo below

for details

 

 

PENRITH STATION

Upgrade

 

 

 

£340m Railway Upgrade

planned for

Liverpool City Region

 

 

 

Click above to view

Northern Timetables

 

Click above to view

National Rail Timetables

   
                 

Glasgow Queen Street

High Level Tunnel

 

will close for essential upgrading

for 20 weeks from Sunday 20 March.

 

and will re-open on Monday 8 August.

 

For details of revised services

click below

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEYLAND STATION

Improvements

near completion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Apprenticeship Week

14 to 18 March 2016

 

Network Rail

APPRENTICESHIPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEVEL CROSSING SAFETY

Click above to view details

 

 

LORRIES HIT THREE BRIDGES

in 12 hours

Click above to view details

   
                 

To read the

illustrated & informative

'Darwen Doubling'- Fact Sheet

click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click above to view

ALL Northern Timetables

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAILWAY FLOODING

Winter 2015/16

Miscellaneous Locations

including

 

Lamington, Prudhoe, Dover

& Conwy Valley

Click respective photos to access

 

Landslip at Farnley Haugh

near Prudhoe

(between Hexham & Newcastle)

Line has now re-opened

 

 

Conwy Valley

Re-opened

on Monday 22 Feb

 

 

 

Lamington Viaduct

Re-opened

on Monday 22 Feb

 

 

Dover - Folkestone

 

Leighton Buzzard Landslip

Line ire-opened

on 5 February 2016

Click below for details

Courtesy Network Rail Media Centre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
                 

FARNWORTH TUNNEL

Completion Closures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ordsall Chord Update

(repeated)

Courtesy Network Rail

For details appertaining to

Ordsall Chord 1842

and the closure of

Manchester Liverpool Road Station

on 4th May 1844

please click map below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MANCHESTER RING ROAD

Speed Restrictions

to be introduced

as vital

ORDSALL CHORD

work progresses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 
           

RAILWAY FLOODING

Winter 2015/16

Miscellaneous Locations

(including Lamington, Prudhoe & Dover)

 

Lamington Viaduct

 

 

Landslip at Farnley Haugh

near Prudhoe

(between Hexham & Newcastle)

 

Network Rail

prepares for

 

WINTRY WEATHER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WALSALL

Tunnel under the High Street

(Park Street)

Weekend 16/17 Jan 2016

 

Courtesy Network Rail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOLMES CHAPEL VIADUCT

& Other Bridges

Closure between 13 & 24 February

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

               

FLOODING AT WHALLEY

Boxing Day 2015

by

Brian Haworth

 

 

RAILWAY FLOODING

Winter 2015/16

Miscellaneous Locations

 

 

 

Cumbrian Flood Damage

Dec 2015

To view Photo Gallery

click below

Courtesy Network Rail Media Centre

 

 

New Bradshaw Timetable

Leeds - Morecambe - Carlisle

Spring 1959

 

   

 

 

               

IRISH BOG RAILWAYS

Part 4

by

Brian Haworth

Visited June 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

NAMED TRAINS

LMR Winter 1958/59

Thames-Clyde Express

Royal Scot

The Waverley

The Palatine

Ulster Express

Red Rose Express

Click below

and many more . .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 
     
   

FARNWORTH TUNNEL

Completion Date Delayed

For details, click photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROCHDALE

STATION

Subway Re-opens

by

Brian Haworth

 

 

 

 

 
 

LLANGOLLEN

Steam Railway

visited

25/26 July 2015

(60s Gala Weekend)

& including the Corwen Extension

by

Peter Bleasdale

 

 

   

 

 

               

Click below to read about the

NEW FRANCHISES

9 Dec 2015

Northern

TransPennine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Briefing Note:

 

Invitations to Tender

for the

Northern and TransPennine Express

Franchises

 

Click logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RVRNews

Then & Now

Photos

(Picture Gallery 1A)

New Gallery

Photo: R. Greenwood

Photo: B. Haworth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALTERNATIVE MENUS

for the following sections

may be accessed

by clicking below:

 

Explore & Enjoy

 

RVRNews

Front Cover

Photos

(Picture Gallery 1)

 

Major Update

Photo: B. Haworth

 

 

 

 

 

 

Railways & Waterways

in

N.E. Lancashire

 

 

 

 

 

 

IRISH RAILWAYS

Additional Station Galleries

 

by

Brian Haworth

(Photos & Text)

&

Nigel Kirby

(Timetables, Maps & Layout)

 

WESTPORT

(Co. Mayo)

 

 

DUBLIN

Connolly

Heuston

Pearse

Docklands

Tara Street

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               

Cumbrian Flood Damage

Dec 2015

To view Photo Gallery

click below

Courtesy Network Rail Media Centre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FARNWORTH TUNNEL

 

For preliminary details of the

Forthcoming Upgrade

click below

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LMS

LEYLAND RAIL BUS

by

Brian Haworth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IRISH RAILWAYS

 

Additional Station Galleries

 

Clara, Tullamore, Oranmore

Sligo

& Sligo Quay Branch

 

by Brian Haworth

Click below

to access the

Irish Stations Index

and then scroll down

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LLANGOLLEN

Steam Railway

 

visited

October 2014

 

by

Peter Bleasdale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Websites

for

 

ALL

TRAIN OPERATING

COMPANIES

(TOCs)

 

( Northern - TPE - Virgin etc )

 

All worth browsing

for special offers

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL RAIL

website

 

 

For details click above

or scroll down

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               

Manchester Metrolink

Airport Link

now open

Click below

for revised network map

& other information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click above to read

 

 

 

DEATH RAILWAY

'Bridge Over The River Kwai'

Re-visited October 2014

by

Colin Carr

Mortality Statistics

now included

 

METROSHUTTLE

Free Travel in Manchester City Centre

Click below

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               

AWAYDAY

in

THAILAND

by

Colin Carr

 

 

 

 

 

 

PORTHMADOG

to

CAERNARFON

(Welsh Highland Railway)

 

Visited Sept 2014

(SuperPower Weekend)

 

by

Peter Bleasdale

 

IRISH BOG RAILWAYS

Part 3

(New Gallery)

 

by

Brian Haworth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
           

LLANGOLLEN

Steam Railway

Gala Weekend - July 2014

by

Peter Bleasdale

 

ISLE OF WIGHT

Steam & Electric Railways

 

Visited June 2014

by

Peter Bleasdale

 

The

'TOPPER CHOPPER'

visits

HORROCKSFORD

31 May 2014

by

Ted Buckley

 

PORTHMADOG

(Welsh Highland Railway)

 

Re-visited May 2014

by

Peter Bleasdale

 

 

 

 

 

 

               

PAIGNTON - DARTMOUTH

Steam Railway

by

Simon Clarke

Gallery 15

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Map

Railways & Waterways in

N.E. Lancashire

Click below

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visit of

TORNADO

NW England

14 April 2010

 

Major Update

 

Click below to read

Tornado crossing Arnside Viaduct

 

Includes

Additional Photos, Maps

& Commentary

courtesy Derek Walmsley

(Furness Line Action Group)

 

 

 

 

 

HELLIFIELD

MAKEOVER

Update

Click below for details

 

 

STEAM IN THE

RIBBLE VALLEY

 

Gallery 19

   

 

 

               

 

NAMED TRAINS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOW MOOR

LEVEL CROSSING

CLITHEROE

by David Butterworth

Click below for details

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATION PHOTOS

Photo enhancement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GALLERY 22

Graham Dudley

Major Update

Click below to view

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               

DALES RAILCARD

Now available to those living in

Clitheroe & Whalley

with a BB7 postcode

Click below for details

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FLOODING AFFECTS

CUMBRIAN COAST LINE

3 Jan 2014

Click below for details, photos

& video footage

Courtesy Network Rail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New

RVR MEMBERSHIP

Leaflet

 

Copies available from

 

Clitheroe Interchange

& other outlets

 

Click below to view

 

Designed by Dean Weaver

 

DELPH DONKEY

Important Update

Please click below

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               

PORTHMADOG

Gala Sept 2013

Peter Bleasdale

Gallery 16

 

Click below to view

Welsh Highland Railway

 

Ffestiniog Railway

 

 

 

 

 

 

GALLERY 20

 

Welshpool

to

Llanfair Caereinion

Light Railway

 

Richard Watts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORTH BRIDGE

Details of proposed

new viewing area

Click below to view

 

 

 

New Gradient Profile

 

SALFORD - BOLTON - EUXTON Jct.

Click below to view

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODMORDEN CURVE

&

HOLME TUNNEL

 

Engineering Details

 

Requires PowerPoint

to view (5MB)

(Click either photo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               

Virgin

PENDOLINOS

at

Rugeley - Crewe - Brock

Warrington - Acton Bridge

Langho Bank

Gallery 12

Ted Buckley

 

 

IRISH BOG RAILWAYS

Part 1

 

by

Brian Haworth

 

 

 

IRISH BOG RAILWAYS

Part 2

 

by

Brian Haworth

 

 

RAISING THE ROOF

at

MANCHESTER VIC.

 

Click below for details

Courtesy Network Rail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               

PORTHMADOG

Revisited May 2014

by

Peter Bleasdale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Network Rail

AGM 2013

sets out progress

 

Members approve

incentive scheme

to deliver better value railway

for Britain

 

Click below for details

Courtesy Network Rail

 

HORTON-IN-RIBBLESDALE

New Easier Access Area

Click below for details

Courtesy Network Rail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Successful Completion of

WCML Improvement Work

July 2013

Click below for details

Courtesy Network Rail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

             

Major Investment to improve

West Coast Rail Performance

&

National Train Performance

for Period 3

Click below to read both

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MID-HANTS LINE

'Watercress Line'

 

Gallery 12

Ted Buckley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HELLIFIELD

MAKEOVER

Click below for details

Artist's Impression

Courtesy Network Rail

 

HELLIFIELD

TRANSFORMATION

now complete

Click below for details & photos

Courtesy Network Rail

 

READING STATION

in transition

 

Gallery 12

Ted Buckley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

               

A selection of photographs around

Ilkley, Shipley & Saltaire

 

taken by

Brian Haworth

on 16 Nov 2011

 

 

With Historical Map & Old Timetables

for this area.

 

 

 

 

 

BIRMINGHAM

MOOR STREET

9 May 2013

by

Simon Clarke

Gallery 15

 

 

 

 

CYCLING

INTO RAILWAY HISTORY

Click below for details

 

MULTYFARNHAM

(Mullingar - Sligo Line)

Station Gates Signal Box

by

Brian Haworth

Updated August 2012

 

 

 

 

 

Network Rail's plans for

faster, more frequent services

across the North

Latest Update

Click below for details

Courtesy Network Rail

 

 

 

 

               

STALYBRIDGE

UPGRADE

Revised Version

CAPTIONS

now added

Includes 20 or so extra photos of the

completed work at the station

All at large resolution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAILS AROUND

HARROGATE

by

Brian Haworth

 

Knaresborough Level Crossing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To view a gallery of 27 photos

courtesy Network Rail

of the

Storm Damage at Dawlish

(February 2014)

click below

 

To view photos of the refurbishment

prior to the re-opening of the line

click below

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shortlist for

Northern

and

TransPennine Express

Rail Operators revealed

 

For details

click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Network Rail announces

completion of work

on first phase of

North West electrification

Click below for details

Courtesy Network Rail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               
 
 
 
   
               
 

 

 
 
                 
 
 
 
 
                 

GALLERY 14

 

James Bond Locomotive

SKYFALL

 

Brian Haworth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIRMINGHAM

NEW STREET

 

Countdown to New Street's

half-time switch over

Courtesy Network Rail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Services return to

Hatfield & Stainforth

from 8 July

 

For the latest news

& timetable information

click below

 

To view the

Photographic Gallery

click below

Photos courtesy Network Rail

 

 

SALFORD CRESCENT

Update

 

Courtesy Network Rail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

READING

&

THAMES VALLEY

Investment Plan

Courtesy Network Rail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               

 

Photo Gallery

now completed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IRISH RAILWAYS

Northern Ireland

by

Brian Haworth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EAST LANCS TIMETABLE

Jan - June 1957

Includes Great Harwood Loop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NUNEATON NORTH CHORD

now open

Click the above panel

for details of this

Important New Freight Link

 

Battlefield Line Feature

(Nuneaton - Market Bosworth - Ashby - Loughborough Derby Rd.)

now added

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FLOODING

& STORM DAMAGE etc

Autumn 2012

More Updates

Photo Gallery

 

Above

Between

Middlesborough & Seaham

 

To zoom in and view this gallery

click above the photo

Courtesy Network Rail

 

 

 

 

               

SAFETY IMPROVED

AS LEVEL CROSSINGS

ARE RENEWED

Hest Bank

Bare Lane

Bolton-le-Sands

Courtesy Network Rail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Major Improvement Work

on the

West Coast Main Line

at Watford

Click below for details

Courtesy Network Rail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLUEBELL RAILWAY

Richard Watts

(East Grinstead - Horsted Keynes)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Track Diagrams

(circa 1950s)

BOLTON West

BOLTON East

BURNDEN Jct.

Click below to view

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               

STATION IMPROVEMENTS

at

WAKEFIELD KIRKGATE

Updated

Courtesy Gary Seed , Seed Architects

 

Courtesy Network Rail

 

 

HELLIFIELD UPGRADE

Gallery 6

 

October 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Network Rail digs deep

to relay Shugborough Tunnel

Courtesy Network Rail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MORE HUMPS

FOR CUMBRIA

Seascale Station

 

Also archive material on the opening of the

original hump at Harrington

+

Architects' Drawing

Courtesy Network Rail

   

 

 

               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLUEBELL RAILWAY

Peter Bleasdale

Extensive update

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STRATEGIC BUSINESS PLANS

2014 - 2019

Miscellaneous Links

Courtesy Network Rail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLACKROD STATION

Station Planters

Courtesy Network Rail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SALFORD CRESCENT

Major Upgrade

 

 

Narrative

+

Architects' Drawings

Courtesy Network Rail

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

               

 

MORE APPRENTICES

choose

NETWORK RAIL SCHEME

 

Courtesy Network Rail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRIDGES

spanning

Disused Railway Lines

and associated Old Timetables

by

Brian Haworth

 

Updated 8 Sept 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OLD BRADSHAW TIMETABLES

Taff Vale Railway

Barry Railway

1910

+

RVR Historical Map

+

Photos

 

FLOODING

& STORM DAMAGE etc

Summer 2012

Photo Gallery

Above:

Landslip between

St.Bees & Sellafield

To zoom in and view this gallery

click above the photo

Courtesy Network Rail

 

 

 

 

 

LEVEL CROSSING

SAFETY

Courtesy Network Rail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               

NATIONAL RAIL MUSEUM

South Yard

by

Simon Clarke

(Gallery 15)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GALLERY 7

Derailed Empty Charter Train

near Ordsall Lane

Simon Clarke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRANGE-OVER-SANDS

STATION

Copycat station is a glass act

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               

INTERLOPER AT LANGHO

Gallery 7

Brian Haworth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MANCHESTER PICCADILLY

Extended Car Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHALLEY GALLERY

Alan Bowles

Gallery 24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIRMINGHAM NEW STREET

New John Lewis Store

Opening Autumn 2014

 

Lamp Block

(New Crew Room on Platform 1)

 

Renovation

 

GALLERY 7

Hooton - York

Steam Excursion

at Accrington

18 April 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               

MAGHULL STATION

Gallery 14

Brian Haworth

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUSSTATIONS NEWSLETTER

 

 

NEW TECHNOLOGY

to combat

LEVEL-CROSSING

MISUSE

 

Courtesy Network Rail

 

 

 

 

Gallery 19

STEAM IN THE

RIBBLE VALLEY

 

Tornado at Whalley

31 May 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               

 

 

Gallery 7

Hooton - York

Steam Excursion

at Accrington

18 April 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dedication to

Dedicated Men & Women

National Memorial Arboretum

Alrewas

(near Wichnor Jct.)

23 May 2012

Click above

 

 

 

 

 

 

RICHARD WATTS

Gallery 20

 

DARTMOOR RAILWAY

(Okehampton - Meldon Quarry)

 

BLUEBELL RAILWAY

(East Grinstead - Horsted Keynes)

 

RAILWAYS OF

ANTRIM and NEWRY

 

& more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MULTYFARNHAM

(Mullingar - Sligo Line)

Station Gates Signal Box

by

Brian Haworth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               

Gallery 22

Graham Dudley

 

Another Major update

Further Large Photos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRIDGES

& WALK

in

South Wales

by

Brian Haworth

 

 

IRISH STATIONS

by

Brian Haworth

 

ATHLONE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IRISH STATIONS

by

Brian Haworth

 

To view the

Complete Irish Stations Index

click photo

Other stations & maps will follow

Dublin Docklands now included

(opened March 2007)

Map now drawn

 

 

Bradshaw 1938 Timetables added

 

CLITHEROE LINE

Platform Extensions

R&W updated

 

 

Five-year investment plan

for Britain's railway

 

North West

 

West Midlands

Courtesy Network Rail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               

SANTA SERVICES 2011

Photos

 

 

 

BLACKBURN STATION

Platform 4

 

 

 

NEW CANOPIES

shed light on

CHORLEY RAIL STATION

Blackburn Station

Courtesy Network Rail

 

Gallery 7

Snow in East Lancs

Mill Hill

on 16 Dec 2011

 

 

 

 

 

               

BOLTON STATION

Upgrade

Photos & Text

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parliamentary

Adjournment Debate

 

10 January 2012

 

Clitheroe - Blackburn - Manchester Line

 

To read the complete text of this

very important debate,

click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

GALLERY 7

Freight at Accrington

15 Feb 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the archives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

GALLERY 16

Peter Bleasdale

 

FFESTINIOG RAILWAY

(Re-visited)

 

WELSH HIGHLAND RAILWAY

(Re-visited)

 

 

Buckshaw Parkway

New Station

Opened 3 Oct 2011

 

Photos by

Brian Haworth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CYCLING INTO

RAILWAY HISTORY

 

New Leaflet available

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FELLSMAN 2011

 

A Complete Record

by

Ted Buckley

 

with

Narrative & Copious Large Photos

(Preston, East Lancs & Ribble Valley)

 

Slide Show Format

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gallery 22

Graham Dudley

 

Major update

30 Additional Large Photos

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRIDGES

spanning

Disused Railway Lines

and associated Old Timetables

By

Brian Haworth

 

 

 

 

 

Gallery 5

Ken Geddes

Updated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                 

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GALLERY 7

Special Traffic

Updated

 

 

 

 

 

A Visit to

STAINMORE RAILWAY COMPANY

at

Kirkby Stephen East

Heritage Centre

by

Brian Haworth

 

 

 

SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY

Gala Day 24 Sept 2011

by

Alan Watson

 

Gallery 17

 

 

 

 

All change at READING

Easter 2013

Courtesy Network Rail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

OLD TIMETABLES

Whitchurch - Welshpool - Aberystwyth

 

Ellesmere - Wrexham

 

Liverpool Overhead Railway

 

 

GREAT CENTRAL RAILWAY

Timetable July 1902

 

London Marylebone

Aylesbury - Woodford & Hinton - Leicester (Cen)

Loughborough (Cen) - Nottingham (Vic) - Sheffield (Vic)

Penistone - Godley Jct. - Guide Bridge

Manchester (London Road)

with extensive connections

 

Click below

 

 

 

STEAM & DIESEL

 

in the

Ribble Valley

& East Lancs

 

 

Photos & Tour details

 

 

 

 

 

 

MIDLAND RAILWAY

Timetable July 1903

 

London St. Pancras - Leicester - Leeds - Hellifield - Morecambe - Carnforth - Ulverston

Barrow (Central & Ramsden Dock)

for Isle of Man

Edinburgh (Wav.) & Glasgow (St. Enoch)

 

with connections

to Clitheroe & Blackburn etc

 

 

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The Fellsman 2009

E. Buckley

 

A Walk from

Entwistle Station

K. Geddes

 

LMS

LEYLAND RAIL BUS

by

Brian Haworth

 

 

A Short Winter Stroll

with Railway Interest

B. Haworth

 

 

Delph Donkey

G. Hilditch

 

 

 

 

               

Standen Hey

&

Rishton

S. Clarke

 

Chorley Flying Arches

Refurbishment

W. Briggs / K.Lumley

 

PRIMROSE VIADUCT

Clitheroe

Preparatory Engineering Work

David Butterworth

 

 

Chatburn to Hellifield

Up Track Relaying

W. Briggs

 

Low Moor Crossing

Clitheroe

D. Butterworth

 

 

               

Freckleton Street Bridge

Construction

(Alfred Wainwright Bridge)

 

Track Improvement Work

Blackburn to Clitheroe

November 2008

 

OLD TIMETABLES

 

 

 

Track Improvement Work

Blackburn to Clitheroe

Spring 2009

 

Freckleton Street Bridge

Opening

(Alfred Wainwright Bridge)

 

 

               

RVR

visit to the

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

(Northern Stakeholder Special)

Sunday 13 July 2008

 

ACCRINGTON STATION

by

Nigel Kirby

 

 
 

A STATIONMASTER'S LIFE

at Wilpshire

in the1880s

xxxxxxxxxxxxby Craig Ward

 

Track Diagrams

Gradient Profiles

 

 

               

Santa Services 2009

 

SICILY

by B. Haworth

 

CUMBRIAN COAST TORNADO

14 April 2010

 

 

AMSTERDAM CENTRAL

by B. Haworth

 

Fellsman 2010

by Ted Buckley

 

 

               

 

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Passenger Rail Network Maps

including

Project Maps

 

To access these

impressively-drawn

& detailed maps on the

National Rail website

click here

 

 

 
 

CYCLING

INTO RAILWAY HISTORY

Click below for details

 

Special Traffic Notices

6, 7 & 8 April 1985

by S Houlker

 

 

 

 

Route Utilisation Strategies

R U S

 

 

 

     
       

Horrocksford Branch

W .Briggs & B. Haworth

 

East Lancashire

Railway

A. Watson

 

 

Australian Railways

B. Littlewood

 

Great Central

Railway

A. Watson

 

Cement Traffic

K.Geddes

 

 

               

Irish Railways

B. Haworth

 

Irish Bog Railways

B. Haworth

 

Amsterdam Central

B. Haworth

 

European Miscellany

C. Carr

 

China

Spring 2009

K. Geddes

 

 

               

Siegen Railway Museum

(Germany)

E. Buckley

 

Thailand

C. Carr

 

Wuppertal

Suspension Railway

E. Buckley

 

Alaska

C. Carr

 

Rocky Mountain

Railways

C. Carr

 

 

               

Locomotives of

Eritrea & Far East

K. Geddes

 

Poland

B. Haworth

 

AUSTRALIAN RAILWAYS

Byron Littlewood

Sydney Central Station

 

Bridge on the River Kwai

C. Carr

 

Isle of Man

C. Carr

 

 

               

Paignton & Dartmouth

Steam Railway

P. Bleasdale

 

West Somerset

Railway

P. Bleasdale

 

Ffestiniog

Railway

P. Bleasdale

 

Welsh Highland

Railway

P. Bleasdale

 

North Yorkshire Moors

Railway

P. Bleasdale

 

 

               

South Devon

Railway

S. Clarke

 

Lakeside to

Haverthwaite

Railway

S. Clarke

 

The Yorkshire Coronation

10 April 2010

Derby - York - Scarborough

 

Duchess of Sutherland

at South Milford

Ted Buckley

 

Model Railway

at Gilling East

P.Bleasdale

 

Community Rail Day 2008

Photos

Report by Northern Rail

Photographic Competition

Results

First six winning entries

 

 

               

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COLIN CARR

Gallery 4

 

VISIT TO NORTH WALES

Ted Buckley

 

RVRNEWS

Front Covers

 

KEN GEDDES

Gallery 5

 

 

 
 
 
 

LOSTWITHIEL

to FOWEY

(China Clay Traffic)

S. Clarke

 

SNOW

in the Ribble Valley

(Winter 2009 / 2010)

_____

Click photo for link to

Picture Gallery 18

 

 

 

A LINE THAT NEVER WAS

B. Haworth

 

NEW ZEALAND

New Gallery

Contributions by

Steve Houlker

&

Colin Carr

 

Photo: C.S.Carr

 

Ellenroad Steam Museum

New Hey, Rochdale

P. Bleasdale

 

 

 
 
 
 

Passenger Representation

(Passenger Focus)

&

Ticket Refunds

 

Click below to read

 

STATION PHOTOS

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Photo: Brian Haworth

 
'The Man in Seat Sixty-One'

To visit a most comprehensive

& very entertaining world-wide travel website

(Rail - Ship)

e.g.

Whalley - Langho

London - Singapore

Chicago - Seattle

and many, many more . . .

 

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RIBBLE VALLEY STEAM

Bonanza!

Gallery 19

Ted Buckley

 

RVRNews 86

New sample issue

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Gallery 15

Simon Clarke

Updated

 

Gallery 14

Brian Haworth

Updated

 

NAMED TRAINS

 

KEN ROBERTS

Gallery 3

 

 

 

               

Clitheroe Station

Past & Present

 

Hellifield Station

Past & Present

 

Darwen Station

Lower Darwen & Entwistle

Past & Present

 

Blackburn Station

Past & Present

 

 

 

               

Gallery 21

Dean Weaver

 

Ribblehead Viaduct

 

Gallery 22

Graham Dudley

 

 

 

WHALLEY SIGNALS

Alan Bowles

 

 

 

GALLERY 23

Steve Houlker

Updated

 

 

PASSENGER FOOTFALL

at CRP Stations

 

Clitheroe & East Lancs Lines highlighted

 

 

 

 

               
       

RVR Historical Maps

Complete Map Index

click panel below

       

 

 

               
       

HISTORICAL MAPS

DINGWALL - THURSO - WICK

DORNOCH - LYBSTER

 

+

Old Bradshaw Timetables

       

 

 

               

HISTORICAL MAPS

SPEAN BRIDGE -

FORT AUGUSTUS

 

+

Old Bradshaw Timetables

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HISTORICAL MAPS

INVERNESS - FORRES

ELGIN - AVIEMORE

DORNOCH - INVERGORDON

GRANTOWN ON SPEY

+

Old Bradshaw Timetables

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HISTORICAL MAPS

OBAN - FORT WILLIAM

BALLACHULISH

RANNOCH - KILLIN - CRIANLARICH

 

FORT WILLIAM - MALLAIG

Glenfinnan Viaduct

+

Old Bradshaw Timetables

 

HISTORICAL MAPS

ABERDEEN - BALLATER

STONEHAVEN - MONTROSE

ALFORD - FORFAR - BRECHIN

 

+

Old Bradshaw Timetables

for the above maps

 

 

 

HISTORICAL MAPS

KYLE OF LOCHALSH

STRATHPEFFER

DINGWALL

+

Old Bradshaw Timetables

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               

 

HISTORICAL MAPS

ST. ANDREWS - KIRKCALDY

THORNTON JCT. - LADYBANK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HISTORICAL MAPS

GLASGOW - PAISLEY - GOUROCK WEMYSS BAY

LARGS - EAST KILBRIDE

ARROCHAR - ABERFOYLE

 

 

 

HISTORICAL MAPS

PERTH - STIRLING

LARBERT - CRIEFF

DUNFERMLINE - KINROSS

 

 

 

 

 

HISTORICAL MAPS

PERTH - DUNDEE

FORFAR - BRECHIN

ARBROATH - ST. ANDREWS

 

 

 

 

 

 

HISTORICAL MAPS

GLASGOW - CARSTAIRS

MILNGAVIE - FALKIRK - MOTHERWELL

CARSTAIRS - COATBRIDGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               

 

HISTORICAL MAPS

EDINBURGH

BERWICK-UPON-TWEED

& LOTHIANS

 

+

Old Bradshaw Timetables

 

EDINBURGH

& LEITH

 

 

HISTORICAL MAPS

SOUTH WEST SCOTLAND

Girvan - Ayr - Ardrossan

Kilmarnock - Carstairs - Moffat

 

Stranraer - Girvan - Dumfries

Gretna - Silloth - Wigton

Bradshaw Timetables

for these areas

are included

 

 

HISTORICAL MAPS

WAVERLEY ROUTE

Riccarton Jct. - Hawick - Galashiels

+

Peebles - Selkirk - Kelso - Rothbury

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HISTORICAL MAPS

SE Lancs & North Staffs

Warrington - Manchester - Macclesfield

Stoke & Uttoxeter

 

 

 

 

 

HISTORICAL MAPS

NORTHUMBERLAND

Coldstream - Alnwick - Morpeth

Whitley Bay - Ponteland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               
   

HISTORICAL MAPS

 

WEST YORKSHIRE

& Other Lines

 

Hebden Bridge, Halifax, Huddersfield, Mirfield, Dewsbury, Thornhill, Wakefield, Castleford,

Barnsley & Penistone

Cleckheaton, Batley, Birstall & Cudworth

 

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HISTORICAL MAPS

 

North East England

 

Newcastle - Thirsk - Scarborough - Whitby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HISTORICAL MAPS

 

YORK - MALTON - BRIDLINGTON

HULL - KNOTTINGLEY - GOOLE

 

Hull & Barnsley Railway

Derwent Valley Light Railway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HISTORICAL MAPS

 

SCUNTHORPE - GRIMSBY

LOUTH - SKEGNESS

LINCOLN & GAINSBOROUGH

 

 

OLD TIMETABLES

Grimsby - Louth - Skegness - Boston

Louth - Bardney

Woodhall Jct. - Firsby

Willoughby - Mablethorpe - Louth

 

 

 

               

HISTORICAL MAPS

CENTRAL WALES

Abergavenny - Builth - Llandrindod - Craven Arms

Leominster - Titley - New Radnor - Eardisley - Presteign

Moat Lane Jct. - Llanidloes - Brecon

Hereford - Hay on Wye

 

 

HISTORICAL MAPS

NORTH WALES

Holyhead - Rhyl

Caernarfon - Ruabon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HISTORICAL MAPS

SW WALES

Map extended

Aberystwyth - Fishguard

MILFORD HAVEN - SWANSEA

Neath - Llandovery

 

 

 

 

 

HISTORICAL MAPS

 

Peterborough - Norwich - Harwich - Colchester - Clacton

 

Stevenage - Cambridge - Ipswich - Felixstowe - Beccles - Yarmouth

 

 

 

 

 

 

HISTORICAL MAPS

 

CRAVEN ARMS

SHREWSBURY - WREXHAM

WELSHPOOL - ABERYSTWTH

PORTMADOG - BARMOUTH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

HISTORICAL MAPS

 

Cwmbran

HEREFORD - SHREWSBURY

LYDNEY - GLOUCESTER

Forest of Dean

Severn Valley Railway

 

 

Additional Maps to be drawn will include

East Suffolk and Essex et al

to complete the mapping of England

 

HISTORICAL MAPS

 

PENZANCE- NEWQUAY

BODMIN - FALMOUTH

TRURO - ST. AUSTELL

Lostwithiel - Fowey - St. Ives

Padstow - Wenford Bridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HISTORICAL MAPS

 

PLYMOUTH - BARNSTAPLE

OKEHAMPTON

Looe - Tavistock

Bude - Ilfracombe

Appledore - Lynton

 

 

 

 

 

 

HISTORICAL MAPS

 

TAUNTON - EXETER

NEWTON ABBOT - PAIGNTON

TOTNES

Tiverton - Minehead

Kingswear - Honiton

 

 

 

 

 

HISTORICAL MAPS

 

TAUNTON - WEYMOUTH

YEOVIL

Bridgwater - Shepton Mallet

Seaton - Lyme Regis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HISTORICAL MAPS

 

Peterborough - Norwich - Harwich

Colchester - Clacton

 

Stevenage - Cambridge - Ipswich -

Lowestoft - Beccles - Yarmouth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HISTORICAL MAPS

 

EAST SUSSEX - KENT

ESSEX & HS 1 route

 

 

OLD TIMETABLES

East Sussex & Kent

 

HISTORICAL MAPS

 

NEWPORT - CWMBRAN

PONTYPOOL ROAD

BRISTOL - RADSTOCK

BATH - CLEVEDON

WESTON-super-Mare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

HISTORICAL MAPS

LONDON

 

 

London Old Timetables

Bradshaw 1910

 

 

 

HISTORICAL MAPS

 

WEST YORKSHIRE

& Other Lines

 

Hebden Bridge, Halifax, Huddersfield, Mirfield, Dewsbury, Thornhill, Wakefield, Castleford,

Barnsley & Penistone

Cleckheaton, Batley, Birstall & Cudworth

 

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HISTORICAL MAPS

 

Guildford - Wimbledon - Staines

East Croydon - Caterham - Redhill

 

East Grinstead - Horsted Keynes

Worthing, - Brighton & Sevenoaks

 

 

 

HISTORICAL MAPS

 

North East England

 

Newcastle - Thirsk - Scarborough - Whitby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLAPHAM JUNCTION

Track Diagram

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

HISTORICAL MAPS

Swindon - Salisbury - Bournemouth

Westbury - Poole - Brockenhurst

 

Southampton - Portsmouth -Chichester - Basingstoke - Reading - Alton

Slough - Woking - Guildford - Chichester

 

ISLE OF WIGHT

 

 

HISTORICAL MAPS

CARDIFF

&

WELSH VALLEYS

Neath - Brecon - Merthy Tydfill

Abergavenny - Cwmbran - Aberdare

Newport - Barry Isand

 

 

 

 

 

 

History of RVR

and the

Ribble Valley Line

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HISTORICAL RAIL MAPS

(drawn to scale)

EDEN VALLEY LINE

& Other Lines

Tebay, Appleby, Kirkby Stephen, Barnard Castle, Middleton-in-Teesdale, Garsdale, Hawes, Aysgarth, Ribblehead

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HISTORICAL MAPS

 

Merseyside, Wirral, Cheshire

& Welsh Borders

including Liverpool Overhead Railway

 

St Helens - Mold - Wrexham

Llangollen - Ellesmere - Market Drayton

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

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