Leisurely exploration on a sunny day
More Cheshire Lines
© Geoff’s Rail Diaries 2019
Geoff’s Rail Diaries
We’re taking it easy today - exploring parts of Cheshire, focusing on the lines around Northwich. A little to the east of the town, at Hartford, the WCML and the Chester - Northwich - Manchester lines cross, and there are a few freight trains due, as well as the regular hourly passenger service. Later in the day, there
could be a train on the Northwich - Middlewich - Sandbach line. Maybe - but it didn’t run… With just a little time to kill at the end of the day, we’ll see if there’s anything interesting on the main line near Minshull Vernon. There isn’t… Nevertheless, it’s been an enjoyable outing.
Manchester-bound near Hartford WCML - 350377 Chester train - Hartford CLC Jcn Manchester-bound bin-liner empties Bin-liner empties approaching Passing bin-liners Weaver locks at Northwich - Pacer passing... 150 crosses the Weaver Navigation 66061 - freight for Wilton 66061 and the Weaver Navigation Winnington - last train's gone Northwich CLC; 150102 Northwich - Joyce clock and 150276 150276 passes Northwich Station Jcn Minshull Vernon - northbound Pendolino Ditto! 350259 - London Northwestern Railway
9 April 2019