august, 2021

30augAll DayThe Cumbrian FreighterA visit to the Cumbrian Fells and along the Settle & Carlisle Line, with the added interest of some rather unusual routing through this highly scenic area.

Event Details

RE-DATED – MONDAY 30 AUGUST 2021 – Page Updated 14.07.2021

Changes are underlined and bold

A visit to the Cumbrian Fells and along the Settle & Carlisle Line, with the added interest of some rather unusual routing through this highly scenic area.

During regular journeys over the popular Fells routes our trains cruise along at a steady pace whilst passengers appreciate the beautiful scenery, but this time we include traversal of some of the loops and spurs along these routes that do not usually if ever, see regular visits from passenger trains. From Wigan we take a northbound route over the Settle & Carlisle Line, with a two hour early afternoon break in Appleby. Then onto the Carlisle area to join the west coast main-line for the run through the Cumbrian Fells and homeward.

Routing Highlights: (As at 14/07/2021) Via Pick Up Stations to Warrington Bank Quay then: Earlestown – Wigan North Western P/U – Lostock Hall Curve – Blackburn King St. Thro’ Siding – Blackburn Up & Down Goods – Hellifield Down Goods Loop – Ribblehead Quarry* (with grateful thanks to Hanson) (rev) – Appleby Down & Thro’ Siding (rev) – Appleby (Passenger Break) (rev) – Kirkby Thore Terminal* (with grateful thanks to British Gypsum) – Carlisle Goods Lines London Road Jn to Currock Jn (rev) to Upperby Bridge Jn – Shap Hardendale Rounding Loop (rev) – Shap Quarry (with grateful thanks to Hanson) (rev) – on the WCML several loops including Plumpton, Eden Valley, Shap, Tebay, Grayrigg, Ouebeck and Oxheys have been requested – Preston Up Goods – Wigan North Western S/D – Bamfurlong Goods Lines – Warrington Bank Quay and Set Down stations


ESTIMATED TIMINGS

Table for Two seats are available at a supplement of £35 per person in First Class.

Onboard catering will include a full buffet service with the Gricers Grill, real ale & Cider.

Motive power is expected to be a pair of DB Cargo Class 66s in Top’n’Tail mode throughout.

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