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Todmorden: A 2003 Interlude 

Recently I acquired a set of images and memorabilia recording Todmorden station as it was in the Spring 2003.

This tour starts with the 'Welcome to Todmorden' sign as seen outside Todmorden Station on 10 April 2003. is noticeable how the Class 110 First Generation Calder Valley sets and the Metro-Cammell Rolls Royce-engined Class 111s have now been pushed out by the more recently constructed Class 156 and 158, whilst Classes 101 and 108 are still around and about. The Class 101 were the last of the First Generation units to be withdrawn from national network service, until Chiltern decided to bring two Class 121s back into service for the Aylesbury - Princes Risborough service.

Welcome to Todmorden sign as seen outside Todmorden Station on 10 April 2003.

Exterior view of Todmorden station with scaffolding erected on 10 April 2003.

Exterior view of Todmorden station with scaffolding erected on 10 April 2003.

Now going platform side, there is some train action. E59634 + 59388 _50602 (NL) arrive with the 18.20 hours Manchester Victoria - Leeds service on 27 July 1980.

BR DMU Class 108 E59634 + 59388 _50602 (NL) arrive with the 18.20 hours Manchester Victoria - Leeds service on 27 July 1980.

Class 158 158910 (NL) calls at Todmrden on the 13.23 Manchester Victoria - Selby service on 10 April 1973.

Class 158 158910 (NL) calls at Todmrden on the 13.23 Manchester Victoria - Selby service on 10 April 1973.

Class 158 158910 (NL) departs from Todmrden and crosses the viaduct whilst working the 13.23 Manchester Victoria - Selby service on 10 April 1973.

Class 158 158910 (NL) departs from Todmrden and crosses the viaduct whilst working the 13.23 Manchester Victoria - Selby service on 10 April 1973.

Metro-Cammell Class 101 E51433+51498 (HS) arrive at Todmorden at 17:45 with the Leeds - Manchester Victoria service on 27 July 1980.

Metro-Cammell Class 101 E51433+51498 (HS) arrive at Todmorden at 17:45 with the Leeds - Manchester Victoria service on 27 July 1980.

BR Metro-Cammell Class 101 E51433+51498 (HS) departs from Todmorden at 17:45 with the Leeds - Manchester Victoria service on 27 July 1980. Note the use of an oil tail lamp, even at this late stage of development.

E51433+51498 (HS) arrive at Todmorden at 17:45 with the Leeds - Manchester Victoria service on 27 July 1980. Note the use of an oil tail lamp, even at this late stage of development.

BR Class 156 156488 (NL) calls at Todmorden Station on the 2M42 12.24 York - Manchester Victoria on 10 April 2003.

BR Class 156 156488 (NL) departs on the 2M42 12.24 York - Manchester Victoria on 10 April 2003.

BR Class 156 156488 (NL) departs on the 2M42 12.24 York - Manchester Victoria on 10 April 2003.

BR Class 156 156488 (NL) departs on the 2M42 12.24 York - Manchester Victoria on 10 April 2003.

Todmorden Station looking towards Rochdale, showing scaffolding in place, on 10 April 2003.

Todmorden Station looking towards Rochdale, showing scaffolding in place, on 10 April 2003.

The view from the end of the platform at Todmorden Station looking towards Rochdale on 10 April 2003.

The view from the end of the platform at Todmorden Station looking towards Rochdale on 10 April 2003.

Todmorden Station looking towards Leeds and Bradford on 10 April 2003.

Todmorden Station looking towards Leeds and Bradford on 10 April 2003.

Todmorden Station from the platform end looking towards the viaduct and the future location of the new chord on 10 April 2003.

Todmorden Station from the platform end looking towards the viaduct and the future location of the new chord on 10 April 2003.

And finally, the ticket that made all of this possible :-)

Todmorden - Rochdale return ticket 10 April 2003

And finally, so that readers can confirm the times of the trains, here is the 2003 pocket timetable in full.

Metro pocket timetable Caldervale Train Times 12 January 2003 to 17 May 2003 Part 1

Metro pocket timetable Caldervale Train Times 12 January 2003 to 17 May 2003 Part 2