Archive for the ‘Special Trains’ Category

Railtour Winners visit Piccadilly Signalling Centre ….

Posted on August 12th, 2012, by The Chairman

On our special trains we run a raffle with many prizes, as well as a special draw for a visit to the Manchester Piccadilly Signalling Centre. We donate 50% of the proceeds of the special draw to the railway charity, The Railway Children. £125 this year. Excellent! Here’s lucky winners, Barbara Dean and Eric Wright […]

Lincolnshire Poacher – great fun and definitely bracing! ….

Posted on May 11th, 2012, by The Chairman

Our “Lincolnshire Poacher” special train on Saturday 5 May ran very well with around 550 people from most stations along the Mid Cheshire line as well as Reddish South to Lincoln, Wainfleet and Skegness. We arrived a little early at Skegness and then again on the return at Chester. The train was full and had […]

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 …..

2012 Railtour is announced ….

Posted on December 9th, 2011, by Vice Chairman

Next year is MCRUA’s 25th Anniversary so we are looking to run our best Railtour ever – with something for everyone. Yes it is a time to celebrate ….

Mid-Cheshire Moorlander postponed on Saturday 20 August ….

Posted on August 15th, 2011, by The Chairman

We hear that the fully-booked Mid-Cheshire Moorlander Hooton-Chester-Mid Cheshire Line-Settle-Carlisle-Workington-Mid Cheshire Line-Chester-Hooton special train organised by Compass Railtours for this Saturday, 20 August has had to be postponed to Wednesday 26 October because West Coast Railways of Carnforth don’t have enough serviceable coaches. There will however be another special train over the Mid Cheshire Line […]

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 […]

26/3/11 Class 37 x 2 / Class 47 Charter diverted along Mid Cheshire Line ….

Posted on March 24th, 2011, by The Chairman

Currently the diamond crossing at Heaton Norris Junction is “plain-lined” after being damaged, thus preventing access from Stockport to the Denton and Reddish South line. On Saturday Spitfire Railtours are running a special from Weston-super-Mare to Holyhead and return hauled by 2 West Coast class 37 diesels, with a class 47 on the rear. This […]

North Eastern Express – Saturday 7/5/11 – Confirmed timings received ….

Posted on March 11th, 2011, by The Chairman

We’ve just received the confirmed timings for our North Eastern Express Mid Cheshire Line railtour on Saturday 7 May 2011 to Darlington, Durham & Newcastle, including pick ups / set downs at Stockport, Reddish South & Stalybridge. We’ve provided the more detailed version for those who like to watch our progress as we travel along. […]

Dig out those railtour memories! ….

Posted on March 5th, 2011, by The Chairman

We’re looking to update our railtour website with pictures from happy travellers all the way back to 1988. Both the Knutsford Guardian and the Northwich Guardian featured us in their issues this week. If you’ve pictures of great railtour memories, whether all the way back from 1988 or more recently, we’d be delighted to receive […]

North Eastern Express – and the winner is ….

Posted on February 13th, 2011, by The Chairman

We’ve had lots of entries for our draw for a copy of Michael Portillo’s Great British Railway Journeys. And the winner is …. Peter from Knutsford. Congratulations, Peter! Peter says: “That’s great news – I can’t believe it. I’ve watched the series, it’s been excellent and thought I must get around to buying the book […]