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Excursions

Freight

Special Traffic

East Lancs & Clitheroe Lines

Virgin Diversions

Unusual Vehicles

 

Part One (More recent)

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DERAILMENT NEAR ORDSALL LANE

(Empty Charter Train)

January 2013

Photos: S. Clarke

47500 (the derailed locomotive) noted in the sidings

at the Museum of Science & Industry

on 1 February 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GB RAILFREIGHT CLASS 66 AT BLACKBURN STATION

The psychedelic-like livery of GB Railfreights class 66, 66720,

adds an unexpected splash of colour to Blackburn Station

as it heads towards the Ribble Valley Line

 

in charge of 6C40, a Fiddlers Ferry / Newbiggin gypsum working

on 4 September 2012

Brian Haworth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTERLOPER AT LANGHO

Class 142, 142005, became the first of its class to work over the RVR line

since they were banned around ten years ago.

 

The unit worked the 16.23 service from Manchester Victoria to Clitheroe

and is pictured departing Langho on its return diagram

- the 18.09 service Clitheroe / Manchester Victoria

on Thursday 23 August 2012

Brian Haworth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROYAL TRAIN AT ACCRINGTON

Royal Visit to East Lancashire

Wednesday 16 May 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simon Clarke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOOTON - YORK STEAM EXCURSION AT ACCRINGTON

LMS 8F, 48151, on the final approach to Accrington Station

on a Hooton to York, via Copy Pit, excursion

on 12 April 2012.

 

Note the 10A shed code (originally Springs Branch (until April 1958)

then Carnforth (until steam's demise in Aug 1968).

 

Also see photo below

Simon Clarke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Simon Clarke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREIGHTLINER AT BLACKBURN

Freightliner, no. 70005, passing through Blackburn

on 12 April 2012

Alan Bowles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREIGHT AT ACCRINGTON

Class 60, 60011, in DB Schenker livery,

eases 6E32, a Preston Docks / Lindsey Oil Refinery

empty bitumen tank train,

through the curves and speed check

on the approach to Accrington Station

on 15 February 2012

Brian Haworth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In red livery, DB Schenker 60011

hauls 6E32 Preston Docks - Lindsey Oil Refinery empties

through Accrington

on 15 Feb 2012

Simon Clarke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROYAL TRAIN AT ACCRINGTON

BR Pacific, Brittannia, No. 70000, hauling the Royal Train

passes through Accrington

 

en-route from Preston to Wakefield Kirkgate

on Tuesday 24 Jan 2012

Simon Clarke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACCRINGTON

Ex-London Midland class 150s repainted in Northern Livery

 

On a dismal December day, with the grey slate roofs glistening with rain,

one of the first ex London Midland class 150s to receive Northern livery, 150117,

rolls across Accrington viaduct in charge of the

09:50 Colne / Blackpool South service on 21/12/11

Brian Haworth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newly painted class 150, 150117, contrasts, both in shape and colour,

a rather grubby 158844,

which is heading the 09-29 Blackpool North / Leeds at Accrington on 21/12/11

Brian Haworth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ex-Midland 150117 stands in Accrington

resplendent in new Northern livery

on 2S19 09:50 Colne - Blackpool South

Simon Clarke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ex Midland 150117, newly painted in Northern livery

approaches Accrington

on 2S19 09:50 Colne to Blackpool South

Simon Clarke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SNOW IN EAST LANCASHIRE

ACCRINGTON

on 19 December 2011

Brian Haworth

Class 66, 66165, eases into a snowy Accrington station

with an empty bitumen tank train from Preston Docks

as Network Rail workers look on

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SNOW IN EAST LANCASHIRE

MILL HILL

on 16 December 2011

Brian Haworth

Class 150/2, its number obscured by snow, off loads passengers

at a wintry Mill Hill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Same unit departs in near blizzard conditions.

The Hi-Viz gang in the picture

are installing the base for new CCTV cameras at the station.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class 142, 142049, departs Mill Hill into the gloom

with a Blackpool South /Colne service

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NOTED AT WHALLEY

on 24 November 2011

Alan Bowles

Class 66, 66160, gently purring away at the red signal at Whalley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRAFFIC AT BLACKBURN

on 10 November 2011

Simon Clarke

Northern Rail's 150223 stands at Blackburn's newly refurbished platform 4

on the 10.39 Clitheroe to Victoria service

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ex London Midland unit 150111 departs Blackburn's platform 1

on the 10.00 Victoria to Clitheroe service

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLITHEROE STATION

Dean Weaver

 

 

Unusual visitors to Clitheroe on 28 Sept 2011

Arriva units plus London Midland 153

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLACKBURN STATION

(Platform 4 re-construction)

Viewed on 19 Sept 2011

 

Photos: B. Haworth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GYPSUM WORKING BY EWS

Photo: B. Haworth

 

 

One of the first Gypsum workings by EWS over RVR metals

took place on Tuesday 6 September 2011

 

when 66103 was recorded slowing

for an adverse signal at Langho

 

with a raft of empty wagons in tow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BLACKBURN STATION

(Platform 4 re-construction)

Viewed on 17 August 2011

 

Blackburn Station

Construction of Platform 4

 

as viewed on 17 August 2011

Photo: B.Haworth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHAFFER'S CROSSING near NELSON

Class 142 unit negotiates Chaffers crossing on 27 June 2011.

Prior to crossing the road, the driver of the 142 will have stopped

to pull on the string to close the gates !!

Photo: B.Haworth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTERLOPER on RVR Services

West Midland class 153, 153366, combines with a class 150/2

on the 07:48 departure from Langho on 19 July 2011

Photo: B.Haworth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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EN-ROUTE THROUGH PIMLICO

Class 66, 66845, trundles through Pimlico on the approach to Clitheroe Interchange

with one of the frequently-observed Log Trains bound for Chirk,

and noted early May 2011

Photo: D. Weaver

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BITUMEN TANKS ON ACCRINGTON VIADUCT

Class 66, 66057, accelerates off Accrington Viaduct

with the empty bitumen tanks working

from Preston Docks to Lindsey

on 27 April 2011

Photo: B. Haworth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DALESRAIL 2011 - Inaugural service - Lancashire DalesRail Wrap

Howard Hammersley (Rail Ramblers) - Richard Watts (Lancashire County Council) - Kathryn O'Brien (Northern Rail)

at Blackburn Station for the inaugural launch of DalesRail 2011

and photographed with Lancashire DalesRail displaying its new wrap

on 24 April 2011

Photo: S. Clarke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GYPSUM TRAIN ON COBWALL VIADUCT - BLACKBURN

66718 eases onto Cobwall Viaduct an empty Gypsum Train, 4C77,

en-route from Fiddlers Ferry to Kirkby Thore

and noted on 12 April 2011

Photo: S. Clarke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LONDON MIDLAND CITY UNITS AT ACCRINGTON

London Midland City 153366 with Northern 158861

passes Northern 142062 at Accrington

on 29 March 2011

Photo: S. Clarke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

London Midland City 153360 coupled to Northern 158861

arrives at Accrington

on 29 March 2011

Photo: S. Clarke

 

 

 

 

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ON WHALLEY VIADUCT

In pouring rain, Colas Rail, 66843, heads south

over Whalley Viaduct

in charge of 6J37 Carlisle Yard to Chirk logs

on 11 March 2011

Photo: S. Clarke

 

 

 

 

 

ARRIVA 150 UNITS ON THE CLITHEROE LINE

 

In pouring rain, Arriva 150285, strengthened with Northern 153378

works 2N54, 15.00 ex Manchester Victoria,

over Whalley Viaduct

on 11 March 2011

Photo: S. Clarke

 

 

 

Above & Below:

An unusual visitor to RVR metals, Arriva 150285

stands at Blackburn

with a Clitheroe / Manchester service

on 11 March 2011

Photos: B. Haworth

 

 

 

 

 

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PASSING THROUGH CLITHEROE

EWS ( DB ) & DRS Class 66's double-heading

a short, empty freight train through Clitheroe

on 16 March 2011

Photo: P. Bleasdale

 

 

 

 

 

66055 heads a rake of track panel 'flats'

south through Clitheroe on 6K05

& noted on the afternoon of 8 March 2011

Photo: S. Clarke

 

 

 

 

WHERE WAS THIS TAKEN?

Rishton Station

bathed in soft February sunlight - 12 February 2011

Did you get it right?

(Webmaster didn't)

Photo: S. Clarke

 

 

 

 

 

TRAVERSING WHALLEY VIADUCT

 

66055 eases onto Whalley Viaduct with 6K05

on 8 March 2011

Photo: S. Clarke

 

 

 

 

Class 66, 66055, meanders across Whalley Viaduct

heading 6K05, a Carlisle /Basford Hall infrastructure working

 

with the Large Track Panel Wagons clearly visible

above the viaduct parapet wall.

Photo: B. Haworth

 

 

 

 

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"THE FELLSMAN " on 12 August 2009

 

BLACKBURN

On the outward journey to Carlisle

Photos: S. Clarke

Leander rolls into Platform 2 at Blackburn Station

on the northbound Fellsman

 

 

 

 

Leander stands steaming gently at signal PN 434

awaiting a road to take "The Fellsman" north

to Clitheroe and Carlisle

 

 

 

 

CLITHEROE XXXXXXXXXX

On the return journey from Carlisle

Photos: P. Bleasdale

Jubilee No.5690 "Leander" stops in Clitheroe Station

on the return leg of "The Fellsman" from Carlisle

in the evening sunshine

 

 

 

 

"Leander" leaving Clitheroe Station

 

 

 

 

Leander approaches Bawdlands Bridge

 

 

 

 

Leander's fireman leans out of the cab impatiently

as "The Fellsman" is stopped at the signal

on the approach to Low Moor Level Crossing,

waiting for the service train to Blackburn

to clear the section ahead.

 

 

Finally given the right of way, Leander heads off

towards Blackburn to complete the journey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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