Robert Hampton

Rail Rover trip 2006

7 day rover ticket, issued at Moorfields station, valid from 01-Oct-06 to 07-Oct-06 price £39.60 with Y-P discount

The Freedom of the North West rover offers phenomenal value for money. Priced at just £60.00 (£39.60 to Railcard holders), it allows the use of almost any train after 0845 across North West England, for 7 days.

In October 2006 I took a week off work and travelled around the North West, covering as much track as I could. I present my log of my travels below, with pictures and some background information. I do not pretend to be a photographer, nor an expert on the minutiae of the UK railway scene. However I would be interested to have your comments.

[Planning] Planning
What to do, where to go, and how to get there.
[Class 185] Sunday
Around Manchester and East Lancashire.
[Network Rail MPV] Tuesday
The Wirral & Cheshire.
[Class 150/2] Wednesday
West Lancashire
[Class 55 Deltic] Thursday
Settle & Carlisle
[Sellafield station sign] Friday
Cumbrian Coast
[Class 92] Saturday
Stalybridge “Parly”, Airedale Line to Lancaster
[508110] Epilogue
Now, children... what have we learned?