Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 27th April, 2014)
Orrell Railway Station
If Richard Branson saw that tilted track he would have one of his Pendolinos tilting round it.
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.
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 .
Only on redirected route Cullie, like many intercity 125, usually on Sundays.
colin there are no diesel powered pendolino's think you mean voyagers, but i dont even recall these being used on this line.
As this line ends at Kirby it is never going to be used for any diversions!
Colin you wrong.
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.
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.
not your day colin, is it!