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Magazine front cover November 2012

November 2012

 

Cover Photo: Just like painting the Forth Bridge: track renewals are ongoing in October 2012, as they were in this view at Selside thirty years ago.

Photo: Pete Shaw

Magazine front cover August 2012

August 2012

Cover photo: FoSCL Chairman Richard Morris and Settle-Carlisle Development Company Chairman Douglas Hodgins visited Minister of State for Transport the Rt. Hon. Theresa Villiers M.P. on Wednesday 11 July.  Richard is seen here (right) with Member of Parliament for Carlisle - John Stevenson - after leaving the DfT.

Photo: Douglas Hodgins

Magazine front cover May 2012

May 2012

Cover photo: Campaign publicity to restore services from Carlisle to Manchester via Hellifield.

Image: i print - Settle

FoSCL is campaigning regular passenger services between Manchester, the Ribble Valley, Yorkshire Dales, the Eden Valley and Carlisle.  This issue explains the background to the campaign. 

Magazine front cover February 2012

February 2012

Cover photo: Michael Portillo (r) with FoSCL Vice-President Edward Album at Carlisle Station 23 January.

Photo: Richard Morris

Magazine front cover November 2011

November 2011

Cover photo: 46115 heading north, pulling the Fellsman at Arten Gill, 27 July 2011.

Photo: John Cooper-Smith

 

Concerns about the future of station booking offices in the light of the McNulty report are addressed in this issue.  Problems of reliability with the early morning through train from Carlisle are also reported and discussed.  Part of the problem is down to freight pathing and a short term fix for this problem has been found.

A FoSCL volunteers visit to the South Tynedale Railway at Alston is also reported.

Magazine front cover August 2011

August 2011

Cover photo: 14.04 Carlisle-Leeds at Horton-in-Ribblesdale which is decorated with bunting to celebrate 25 years of restoration of local trains and re-opening of 8 stations.

Photo: Pete Shaw.

 

 A special anniversary issue celebrating 30 years of campaigning and success for FoSCL.  Also reported is the Northern Rail stakeholders visit to Settle.

 The full magazine is normally available for download when the following one comes out.  As a member of FoSCL you receive the printed version four times a year.

Magazine front cover May 2011

May 2011

Cover photo: The inaugral southbound service 14 July 1986 which called at all 8 reopend stations arrives at Appleby.

Photo. Pete Shaw

(Note: this cover is not the same as the printed magazine issue).

This issue welcomes Richard Morris as the new FoSCL Chairman.  Also reported are the 25th anniversary celebrations of the re-opening of 8 stations which had been closed in 1970.

 The full magazine is normally available for download when the following one comes out.  As a member of FoSCL you receive the printed version four times a year.

 

 

 

Magazine front cover February 2011

February 2011
Cover photo: Work in progress at Kirkby Stephen July 2007
Photo. Gordon Allen/Network Rail
 
This issue reports on the various successes of the FoSCL 'Five year vision' and invites members to make their views known for the future - the members forum on the web site is an ideal way of doing this and some of the early postings are reported in the magazine.
 
The full magazine is normally available for download when the following one comes out.  As a member of FoSCL you receive the printed version four times a year.

Magazine front cover November 2010

November 2010
Cover photo: Ribblehead timber freight flow begins.
Photo. Pete Shaw
 
The major theme of the issue is a celebration of the fact that after years of disruption, the entire track, all the way between Settle and Carlisle has been replaced.  New track, new signalling, restored viaducts and tunnels - all a far cry from the dark days of the 1980s when the line seemed almost certain to close.
A further indication of the success is the establishment of a new freight service from the old quarry sidings at Ribblehead.  Timber felled from the plantations on Cam Fell is being moved by rail from Ribblehead to Chirk where it is chipped for fibreboard and other wood products.  A number of colour photos accompany Pete Shaw's report.
The issue also includes the second instalment of Rodney Hampson's description of his life as Stationmaster at Dent in the 1950s
 
The full magazine is normally available for download when the following one comes out.  As a member of FoSCL you receive the printed version four times a year.

Magazine front cover August 2010

August 2010

Cover photo: Network Rail's restoration & refurbishment of Garsdale Station was recognised last year with a National rail Heritage Award.  FoSCL contributed £10,000 toward the cost and paid for information display boards inside the waiting rooms; the display boards were professionally designed by Pam Harrington who donated her services to the project.  Seen receiving the award at Garsdale on 1 July are (l-r) Patrick Cawley (Network rail), Sarah MacManus (First Group national property manager), Douglas Hodgins (Settle-carlisle Railway Development Company) and Mark Rand (FoSCL Chairman).

Photo: Andrew Griffiths.

Magazine front cover May 2010

May 2010

Cover photo: Trial timber train workings have taken place on the S&C.  Colas Rail 66843 is seen here on the 12.28 Carlisle Yard-Chirk at Ais Gill Viaduct on 23 March 2010.

Photo: John Hooson

Magazine front cover February 2010

February 2010

Cover photo: The 09.25 Carlisle to Leeds train at a very snowy Ribblehead station on 3 January 2010 with Whernside in the background.

Photo: Pete Shaw

Magazine front cover November 2009

November 2009

Cover photo: Settle Station staff members (l-r) Tim Parker, Peter Freeman and Colin Jones are presented with the plaque for the 'Small station of the year' award by Northern Rail Managing Director Heidi Mottram.

Photo: Pete Shaw