A RAIL37 Churnet Valley Railway picture report

 Shareholders' Special to Cauldon Lowe
26th February 2011

 Arrival at the Cauldon Lowe quarry headshunt.

 There are various sidings at the former quarry site.

 The train was topped and tailed with class 33 number 33021 "Captain Charles" trailing on the way up and ex-GWR 2-6-2T number 5199 leading.


 Return journey

 Lone spectator

 We stopped at an unguarded crossing.

 Apesford crossing

 Descending into Leekbrook Junction

 Crossing the Cheddleton-Leek road

 Leekbrook Junction, on the opposite side amongst the trees is the triangle

 The tank on the rear was huffing and puffing

 Leekbrook signal box under restoration

 The Churnet River in flood

 Looking North from Froghall station


 The unearthed remains of the original signal box at Cheddleton


 Tail end "Captain Charles" returning from Cauldon

 5199 taking a rest


 Filling up

 Heading for Froghall