Archive for May, 2011

Acoustak entertaining on Mid Cheshire ….

Posted on May 30th, 2011, by The Chairman

Last Wednesday evening, we ran our latest Music Train. Here’s 2 of Acoustak’s members happily strumming away. We had our favourite spot for the band in the bay window at The Golden Pheasant in Plumley. It’s a great place for the band as there’s plenty of space for us to gather round. A number of […]

April “Out & About” ….

Posted on May 28th, 2011, by The Chairman

Sally, our Community Rail Officer has a new camera. She’s been getting used to it. Here’s some “April” pictures as she’s been out and about …. Our Vice Chairman, John Hulme, poses by one of our “North Eastern Express” posters, kindly printed for us by Northern Rail, and also displayed for us in one of […]

Car Parking at Hartford & Acton Bridge ….

Posted on May 24th, 2011, by The Chairman

We get lots of complaints from members and others about the inability to park in the car parks at Acton Bridge and Hartford station after about 7am, Monday to Friday. At Hartford, users overspill onto the main road (we know the police have been taking an interest). The Coachman Pub across the road allows users […]

Ride the Halton Curve on 4 June! ….

Posted on May 22nd, 2011, by The Chairman

Ride the Halton Curve to Liverpool South Parkway – Saturday 4 June 2011. North Chester Rail Users’ Group is arranging for an extended run by the weekly “parliamentary” service from Chester to Runcorn Mainline. The Northern service departs Chester at 0750 for the single journey to LSP with alternative options for a return to Chester […]

Free Ticket for this weekend’s Foodies Festival! ….

Posted on May 21st, 2011, by The Chairman

Here’s a free ticket for this weekend’s Foodies Festival! Just click on the link – E_Ticket_FoodiesFestival – then print it out and take it with you. Take your walking boots and catch the train to Knutsford, walking from there. No need to worry about the car or driving home, and remember to pop into somewhere […]

The Cranford Train ….

Posted on May 19th, 2011, by The Chairman

Sally writes: Last night the Mid Cheshire train took some passengers back in time to Cranford also known as Knutsford! Those booked on the Cranford train enjoyed wine and juice on the outward journey and met Cranford guides at Knutsford Heritage Centre for a guided tour around the town to find out more about the […]

Our first daytime Music Train ….

Posted on May 15th, 2011, by The Chairman

Last Thursday, 12 May, the Community Rail Partnership ran its first daytime Music Train – from Chester to the Golden Pheasant at Plumley. It went well with a healthy attendance for a new venture. 15 people enjoyed the music of Roy Clinging and the Hat Show Band – ranging from Johnny Cash to Morningtown Ride […]

North Eastern Express runs a treat! ….

Posted on May 13th, 2011, by The Chairman

Our special train last Saturday to Darlington, Durham (for Beamish) and Newcastle ran a treat. Here it is departing Chester. The coach at the front is a generator car previously being “in service” on the Royal Train. This was “insurance” in case the Electric Train Supply (ETS) from the loco proved unable to power the […]