The 8D Association

Site Visits and Field Trips 2011.

During the year 8D members enjoyed various visits and a Parliamentary rail journey.


The CLC Halewood Triangle - Saturday 19th of March 2011.

The site of Halewood North Junction looking south.
19th March 2011.
Photo by Paul Wright.

8D Association members at Halewood Triangle. 
19th March 2011.
 Photo by Paul Wright.

The St Helens & Runcorn Gap Railway (Farnworth & Bold to Union Bank Farm) - Thursday 2nd of July 2011.

The association members enjoyed a walk from Farnworth and Bold to
Union Bank Farm Halt passing the impressive 5 arches bridge.

The view from the site of Union Bank Farm Halt looking towards
 the recently cleaned five arches bridge.
2nd July 2011.
Photo by Paul Wright.

The Willis, Seel & Cronton Colliery Branch - Saturday 9th of July 2011.

8D Association Members on the Cronton Colliery Branch close
to the Windy Arbour Road overbridge. 
9th July 2011.
Photo by Paul Wright.

The Cronton Colliery branch at the point where it crosses the M62
Motorway during a visit by the 8D Association. 
9th of July 
Photo by Paul Wright.

The bridge at Windy Arbour Road on the Cronton Colliery branch
looking south.
9th July 2011.
 Photo by Paul Wright. 

The Halton Curve 'Ghost Train' trip - Saturday 6th of August 2011.

On Saturday the 6th of August 2011 ten members of 8D travelled on the 07:53 Summer Saturdays Only Chester to Runcorn service that travels over the little used Halton Curve. The curve connects the Warrington and Chester with the Ditton Junction to Weaver Junction line.

Memebers of the 8D Association prepare to board the 'Ghost Train' at Chester.

Upon arrival at Runcorn there was just time for a quick photo before the train departs.
6th August 2011.
Both photos by Paul Wright.

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