Maghull North – Branch Line Society Charter Train on Ormskirk Line

At lunchtime today a Branch Line Society charter train came through Maghull on the Liverpool – Ormskirk Merseyrail Line and I was there to see it at the new(ish) Maghull North Station.

Unexpectedly it stopped at Maghull North for 15 minutes allowing photographers both on and off the train to take photos. Here are my shots of the unique event. It is very rare to see anything other than Merseyrail’s own Class 507/508 EMU’s on the line. Indeed, this could well be the first charter train to visit and stop at Maghull’s new station. Please correct me if I am wrong here:-

The 4 coach train was topped and tailed by two West Coast Railways Class 47’s – 47 245 & 47 826.

The 2nd photo is amongst my Flickr shots at:-

www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/

3 thoughts on “Maghull North – Branch Line Society Charter Train on Ormskirk Line

  1. Gary Spain says:

    Hi Tony
    First loco hauled train on Ormskirk line since the through route closed in the mid 70’s
    The Kirkby line had its last loco hauled train in 1977
    Hope this helps
    Regards….Gary

    • GRAHAM LEA says:

      THE TROUBLE IS, THERE WAS NO PUBLICITY OR INFO OF SUCH A SPECIAL TRAIN OR OF THE NEW MAGHULL NORTH STATION ANYWHERE ON THE INTERNET AND THIS TODAY MON 20 JUL 2020 IS THE FIRST I HAVE KNOWN ABOUT THIS TRAIN AND A NEW MAGHULL NORTH STATION.I FOUND THIS ARTICLE BY CHANCE TODAY WHEN RESEARCHING THE FIRST SURFACE RAIL ELECTRIC EMU LINES IN THE UK. THERE IS AN ENDEMIC BIG LACK OF INFO AND PUBLICITY OF ALL INTERESTING THINGS IN THE UK AND I HAVE MISSED SO MUCH DUE TO THE LACK OF INFO, FO WHICH SO MANY INCOMPETENT LAZY PEOPLE NEED A GOOD KICK UP THE A = = E FOR PREVENTING SO MANY PEOPLE KNOWING ABOUT AND ATTENDING SO MANY EVENTS.

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