Archive for April, 2012

Push-Pull Farewell – Middlewich Station 1966

Posted on April 27th, 2012, by The Chairman

It’s over 50 years since the “Middlewich Dodger” finished running. Our friends running the Middlewich Diary have just published an entry with pictures of the Push-Pull Farewell tour run in 1966. How long until we get passenger trains back to Middlewich, the largest town in Cheshire without a railway station?

Mid Cheshire goes hourly on Sunday – for one day only! ….

Posted on April 25th, 2012, by The Chairman

For years we’ve had an aspiration of seeing the Mid Cheshire Sunday service running hourly, in fact more or less the same as the Saturday service, though probably with a slightly later start and a slightly earlier finish. Here’s our aspirations from 2010. Well it’s happening, though for one day only – Mid Cheshire – […]

Music Trains restart for 2012 (and this year there’s even more!) ….

Posted on April 23rd, 2012, by The Chairman

Michael Ross, who coordinates our series of Music Trains along the Mid Cheshire Line writes: – *************************************************************************** We had our first Music Train of the summer last Tuesday – a daytime trip from Chester to the Greyhound at Ashley. It was for the Wirral Branch of Parkinson’s UK and they brought 36 people. A good […]

Spellbound Forest in Delamere by train ….

Posted on April 18th, 2012, by The Chairman

A new venture this year at Delamere Forest are Spellbound Forest days on Saturday 19 May and Sunday 20 May from 9am to 5pm. Our contacts at Delamere Forest write: – Organised by Wild Rumpus, The Spellbound Forest is an enchanting day out as we invite a family audience to follow the paths in Delamere Forest, […]

Northwich Station safer road crossing ….

Posted on April 15th, 2012, by The Chairman

For many years on leaving Northwich Station as a pedestrian it’s been difficult crossing the roads by the traffic lights on the way to Northwich town centre as there was no gap in the sequence for pedestrians and cars often came round the corners quite fast. But no more! Cheshire West & Chester Council have […]

Plumley’s villagers get stuck in ….

Posted on April 10th, 2012, by The Chairman

Sally, our Community Rail Officer writes …. On Thursday 5 April we undertook a Plumley Parish Council, Village, CRP station clean up ….. at least 7 volunteers from the Parish Council and the Village turned out and worked really hard – pruning, weeding, cutting back and preparing old and new beds for planting. We were […]

Mobberley’s new level crossing barrier equipment ….

Posted on April 6th, 2012, by The Chairman

Last November, Network Rail’s contractors started setting up the “construction village” behind the signalbox in conjunction with replacing the level crossing equipment, equipment that we understand dated from the late 1970s. Then in February things really got going. For the 9 days starting on 5 February the crossing was closed to road vehicles …. The […]

Mouldsworth gets the “Alliance” treatment ….

Posted on April 3rd, 2012, by The Chairman

Last Thursday a joint “Alliance” of Network Rail and Northern got stuck in to tidying up Mouldsworth Station. Here’s some pictures of the “Before” and “After”, courtesy of Northern Rail …. All very scenic, but rather dark at night! Nice and bright after the windows were reinstated a year or so ago, thanks to Northern […]