The Churnet Valley Railway

29th July 2015

Cheddleton with its impressive Grade II Listed Victorian station building.

A view from the level crossing looking towards the motive power depot.

The 11.17 departure at the platform ready to depart.

0-6-0 Polish loco TKh49 no. 2944 was motive power for the day.

After a stop at Consall the stationmaster gives the right away signal to the guard...

..who then gives the green flag to the driver to start.

Leaving Consall station which has a passing loop used on two train days.

A timeless scene at Consall after the train has gone. The canal is behind the fence on left.

Arrival at Kingsley & Froghall station another well kept station on the line.
We had lunch here in the stations award winning traditional tea room - very nice!

Loco taking water at Kingsley & Froghall before running round train.

No 2944 makes a smokey departure from Kingsley & Froghall with the 11.55 to Cheddleton.

The view from the other side of the road bridge.

The train runs through Cheddleton towards Leek Brook Junction where there is a run round loop.

2944 runs around the train at Leek Brook Jcn.

After arrival back at Cheddleton this is the view of the MPD from the station with train about to depart for Kingsley & Froghall.

N7 No. 69621 stands in the yard at Cheddleton surrounded by diesel locos.

S160 No. 5197 undergoing restoration in the shed. The loco had spent a large part of its working life in the Chinese coalfields.