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Another Liverpool Docker

Saturday 23 June 2018

Standard Class is virtually full, please ring the office to secure one of the last remaining seats.

One year after our ‘Liverpool Docker’ Forgotten Tracks railtour we are pleased to present the sequel, enabling you to travel over some more highly unusual track in the north west of England including some track that has never been visited by a passenger train before. We are grateful to Ian Loveday for his help in the detailed planning for this tour.

Note that there have been very late changes as a result of engineering blockades, mostly to do with Liverpool Area re-signalling.

Tickets were posted a little late, but all had left here by Friday 15 June, by first class post.

The tour begins at Reading, travelling via Acton Wells, Acton Canal Wharf and Willesden. We then head north via Rugby and Stafford and the route is then: Crewe Down Fast Line, Acton Grange Junction, Arpley Sidings (reverse), Acton Grange Junction, Frodsham East, Helsby, Ince & Elton Sidings (by kind permission of Encirc Glass), Helsby, Acton Grange Junction, Warrington, Earlestown, Rainhill, Olive Mount Junction, Edge Lane Junction, Regent Road Crossing, Liverpool Bulk Terminal (by kind permission of Peel Ports. We have requested to run via different routes to last year’s tour and this time we hope to run on to the Quay via the Biomass Terminal), Regent Road Crossing, Olive Mount Junction, Earlstown, Warrington Bank Quay, Walton Old Junction, Acton Grange Junction and Crewe. Here there will be a short leg-stretch stop before retracing our outward route. The train will now run into Euston and reverse before returning to Slough and Reading via South West Sidings.

Fares are unchanged from last year’s Liverpool Docker. All fares include a contribution towards the nominated charities of the private infrastructure owners, who make no charge for access to their lines.


Reading06.40 CONFIRMED 22.47 CONFIRMED
London Eustonn/a21.30 CONFIRMED
Ealing Broadway07.41 CONFIRMEDn/a
Watford Junction08.35 CONFIRMED21.08 CONFIRMED
Stafford10.58 CONFIRMEDn/a
Crewen/a18.05 CONFIRMED
Warrington Bank Quayn/a17.17 CONFIRMED