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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 27th April, 2014)

Orrell Railway Station

Orrell Railway Station

Photo: Dan Highton  (Canon 5D Mk III)
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Comment by: Mick on 27th April 2014 at 00:17

If Richard Branson saw that tilted track he would have one of his Pendolinos tilting round it.

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 27th April 2014 at 09:52

Some diesel powered Pendolinos have used this track, Mick. All railway tracks are made to tilt on curves and bends even on branch lines. If this section of track were to be electrified in the future, I'm sure we'll see more Pendolinos with Pantographs fitted...But after saying that, have we got that amount of passengers to fill the train on this section of track, who knows?
Nice photo Dan.

Comment by: cullie on 27th April 2014 at 11:45

colin i can assure you no virgin pendolinos have ever used this track the only rubbish to go back and forth on this track is the class 150's/142's/156's has pictured above .

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 27th April 2014 at 14:04

Only on redirected route Cullie, like many intercity 125, usually on Sundays.

Comment by: trevor on 27th April 2014 at 14:26

colin there are no diesel powered pendolino's think you mean voyagers, but i dont even recall these being used on this line.

Comment by: David Owens on 27th April 2014 at 14:53

As this line ends at Kirby it is never going to be used for any diversions!

Comment by: Garry on 27th April 2014 at 17:31

Colin you wrong.

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 27th April 2014 at 17:49

OK, I'll hold my hands up in defeat, I must be thinking of the Virgin Voyager 220 and the super Voyager 221 diesel electric...(must be my age) Has David says, not on the Kirby line.
Apologies to Cullie.

Comment by: Mick on 27th April 2014 at 18:09

I phoned Richard this morning to see it was right what Colin was saying but hes not got back to me as yet.

Maybe hes on his holidays.

Comment by: Garry on 28th April 2014 at 07:05

not your day colin, is it!

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