Calder Valley Inspection Train 2nd October 2014
On Thursday the 2nd October 2014 a rare visitor to the Calder Vally line was an inspection train. Inspection car ‘Caroline’ was propelled by class 47 diesel locomotive 47805 along the line via Rochdale to Hebden Bridge and return.
The inspection train originated at Crewe in the early hours and travelled via Liverpool Lime Street, Newton le Willows, Stockport to Buxton. On reversing at Buxton it proceeded to Bolton reversing to traverse the Calder Valley route returning to Crewe via Bolton, Preston and Warrington Bank Quay.