Second passenger train Todmorden Viaduct Junction - Stansfield Hall Junction
Thursday 18 September 2014
The second train to carry passengers was organised by UK Railtours on Thursday 18 September 2014.
The original plan was to traverse the Todmorden Curve from the Stansfield Hall Junction end, but due to the fact that interlocking remains as from when this was the site of the banking siding, trains can still only run towards Copy Pit.
Sadly we were unable to make this tour, but 'Signal Box Watcher' did allow its progress to be checked. And what a splendid day to have a trip to the seaside! Below are a selection of screen grabs showing the trains progress from Ordsall Lane Junction to Southport Chapel Street via Todmorden Viaduct Junction and Wigan South Junction.
The train is shown with a freight headcode 102R. Almost immediately on arrival at Platform 6 at Chapel Street, the return working to London via Wigan and the WCML was entered into the system - 105R - and is shown in the last screen grab.