Archive for February, 2012

BBC coming to the West Coast Main Line (WCML) near you! ….

Posted on February 25th, 2012, by The Chairman

All of us find the WCML affects our lives in some way. Whether it’s: – on our trains between Stockport and Manchester battling for scarce paths to/from Piccadilly, or on one of our Stockport terminators having to wait outside Stockport for 9 minutes due to lack of platforms – on our local services from Acton Bridge, […]

Manchester Airport Metrolink – works at Baguley Rail Bridge on Southmoor Road ….

Posted on February 15th, 2012, by The Chairman

Work continues taking Metrolink to Manchester Airport, with work now taking place constructing a bridge over the Mid Cheshire Line at Southmoor Road. Courtesy of Andrew, here’s a letter recently sent to local residents – Baguley Bridge, Southmoor Road OOHW letter and here’s a map of the area – Looks like it will still be […]

Northern’s Green trains go Blue ….

Posted on February 11th, 2012, by The Chairman

Here’s what I think is the first of the class 150s inherited from London Midland to be repainted from Central Trains green and to have the Central Trains seat covers changed for Northern ones. A shame it’s so dirty externally. We hear there are problems with the new washing plant at Newton Heath and that […]

Your chance to win! ….

Posted on February 6th, 2012, by The Chairman

Fancy one of these? – a modern reprint of the hardback copy of Bradshaw’s 1863 Handbook – all four sections – a Lincolnshire Poacher Cheese Selection – Award Winning Cheese from the Lincolnshire Wolds …..

New Radio Mast on the Middlewich Branch ….

Posted on February 5th, 2012, by The Chairman

Thanks to our friends on the Middlewich branch for providing this. Middlewich Diary – New Radio Mast on the Middlewich Branch

Northern’s 323s getting CCTV ….

Posted on February 3rd, 2012, by The Chairman

At last some Northern trains are getting CCTV, so no longer will Northern be the only train operator without any CCTV except on units transferred to them from other operators. Unit 323238 was the first to be fitted; the rest of their 17 class 323s are following. Here are some shots I took on a […]