THE HALTON CURVE

(FRODSHAM JUNCTION - HALTON JUNCTION)

PHOTO GALLERY

[Source: Paul Wright]


A Widnes to Margam BOC train on the Halton Curve near to Frodsham Junction in the early 1970s.
Photo by David Lennon


On 14 June 1973 a Sulzer Type 2 locomotive (Class 25) number D5256 is seen at Frodsham Junction going onto the Halton Curve. The locomotive was hauling a former LMS Liverpool - Southport line EMU (Class 502) from Birkenhead North Depot to Hall Road Depot.
Photo by David Lennon


A view of Halton Junction looking south in the 1980s. The Halton Curve is seen curving off to the right.
Photo by Tony Graham


On 16 May 1992 the Saturdays only Llandudno to Liverpool Lime Street service is seen passing over the M56 bridge which was added to the Halton Curve line in 1969.
Photo by Terry Eyres


A view of the Halton Curve line looking north towards Halton Junction on 13 August 2011. Passing along the line was the summer Saturday only Chester to Runcorn service. At this time there was only one passenger train once per week scheduled to run over the line and that only operated between July and September. The line had become very overgrown by the summer of 2011.
Photo by Mark Aldred


Looking south towards Frodsham Junction on 21 January 2013. The Royal Train is seen passing along the Halton Curve en-route to Liverpool Lime Street.
Photo by Paul Wright


In the second half of 2014 extensive work was carried out along the Halton Curve line. Vegetation was cut back and new drains were installed. On 30 January 2015 a rail tour is seen approaching Halton Junction after the work had been carried out.
Photo by Mark Barber from his Mark5812 Flickr photostream

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[Source: Paul Wright]


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