Gallery 5

Updated 15 May 2015

25th Anniversary of RVR

Group Visit to Carlisle

Sunday 4 September 2011



The front 4 coaches await departure from Platform 6

with the returning 17:41 hrs DalesRail from Carlisle













Empty stock in Platform 7

probably awaiting a ScotRail departure

for Glasgow Central

via Dumfries & Kilmarnock













Virgin Voyager stops briefly in Platform 3

en-route from Birmingham New Street to Edinburgh Waverley










Commemorative Plaque on Platform 6













Whalley Station

with the scenic backdrop

of Whalley Nab




No. 156466 awaiting departure at Preston

for Barrow-in-Furness














Preston train entering Blackburn Station

circa 1970







GWR Hall class 5972, Olton Hall, takes on water at Garsdale,

Autumn 1999


on a Hellifield/Carlisle special

as a class 156 approaches on a local Carlisle/Leeds service.


The pristine GWR loco would soon loose its Green livery

and metamorphise into the Red Hogwarts Express livery.












Some of the RVR Committee

with the Awards for All plaque

at Clitheroe


Descending Langho Bank















At Barrow-in-Furness

with its display of semaphores,


and a class 175, 175010, traversing the cross-over

to platform 2 from the once very extensive carriage sidings

complete with train shed,

partially destroyed in May 1941 by enemy action



60049 waiting for 142012 to clear Platform 4

at Blackburn













The attractive floral display on Platform 2

at Clitheroe Interchange


Clitheroe Interchange and Clock


with an RVR Member

watering one of the many floral displays

to be found at the station.












At approximately 13:30 hrs on 18th August 2008,

whilst at Leeds,


I noticed this Kings Cross train operated by National Express

had its rear power unit connected the wrong way round,

i.e. the streamlined end forward?


Is this something new (to me at least),

or did they have a shortage of units pointing in the right direction?