Dave B

Dave B

Posted on 10/31/2015

Photo taken on October 30, 2015

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Rail Head Treatment Train
North Rode Viaduct
Bosley Cloud
Class 66
The Cloud

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An Autumn special train heads right over North Rode Viaduct

An Autumn special train heads right over North Rode Viaduct
The Bescot Rail Head Treatment Train (RHTT) heads right across the North Rode Viaduct in Cheshire. This RHTT consists of six tanks which spray a chemical onto the tracks to provide better adhesion if leaf fall proves a slippery problem. The train follows an interesting route from Bescot via Coventry, Rugby, Stoke and as far north as Macclesfield before reversing back southwards down to Euston. Take my word for it but the leading (right) Class 66 is 66188 whilst 66083 is trailing and they are running as 335K. The train is running again today (at this moment approaching Nuneaton) and seems timetabled to run regularly during the leaf fall season leaving Macclesfield just after 14:30m each day. In case you think that leaf fall is not a problem north of Macclesfield (being as it reverses there) there is another similar train which comes southward from Wigan as far as the town but that runs at night.
The viaduct is the North Rode Viaduct over the River Dane with the bulky hillside of The Cloud (or Bosley Cloud) at the right. The field seems to be sprouting newly sown grass

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Phil Sutters
Phil Sutters
Railway and landscape - what more could you ask for? The description does help to set the scene - so thanks for taking the time to add it.
3 years ago.
Dave B
Dave B
Thank you Phil. Would love to see a steam special over here but they do not use this line at all. Other lines in Cheshire do see some use but never this one ;-(
3 years ago.