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The line is open again at Carmont and Colas 70808 was back on its usual route with Cement from Oxwellmains on 3rd November 2020.
Duncan Ross [03/11/2020]
Kintore station re-opens after an absence of 56 years. The new station provides an interchange between rail and road and the two-platform station is fully accessible with step-free access between platforms via a footbridge with lifts.
Network Rail [15/10/2020]
LSLs 90002 resplendent in Inter City Swallow livery, on the 5Z90 Crewe to Preston test run with DVT 82139 on the rear of four Mark 3 coaches, takes the Down Slow line at Balshaw Lane Jct on 21 September 2020.
John McIntyre [21/09/2020]
Access and recovery work ongoing on 23rd August 2020 at the site of the Carmont derailment.
Duncan Ross [23/08/2020]
RTCs southbound ^Cumbrian Mountain Express^ approaches Gregson Lane Crossing with 46115 ^Scots Guardsman^ on 8th August 2020. Photographed from outside the lineside fence at a foot crossing.
John McIntyre [08/08/2020]
Transport Scotland - Rail Services Decarbonisation Action Plan for 2035. Lines shown in red are to be electrified. Those in yellow to be alternative traction, possibly prior to electrification. Those in green to be alternative traction with a permanent solution such as battery use.
Transport Scotland [28/07/2020]
The first steam charter since lockdown, Saphos Trains ^The Fellsman^ is seen near Bamber Bridge on 15 July 2020 with 70000 ^Britannia^ working hard on the climb to Hoghton.
John McIntyre [15/07/2020]
87002 with D1935 and a mixed rake of carriages are seen just north of Euxton Balshaw Lane on 25 June 2020. This was an ecs run by LSL from Crewe to Carlisle and the photo was taken on the return trip
John McIntyre [25/06/2020]