A RAIL37 Churnet Valley Railway picture report

20th June 2004

 Service engine today was Stanier 8F, 48305 seen here leaving Froghall.

 Leaving for Cheddleton and Leek Brook.

 305 running under the Leek-Cheddleton road bridge.

 Beginning the run round.

 Pulling away for Cheddleton.

 En route for Consall and Froghall.

 Having read so much about the possibity of an extension on the Cauldon branch, I went up the road from Cheddleton to where the branch crosses the road, to see what condition the line was in. This gate is on the Leekbrook side.....

 ...and this is the line.

 The gates on the Cauldon side...

 ...and the line heading up bank.

 The 9F being pushed into the bay platform.