Saturday, 20 April 2019

WCR Windermere Shuttle

Local MP Tim Farron (in the cab) launching the 09:37 service on Saturday 20th April


Due to the West Coast Main Line being closed for engineering work over the Easter weekend, a specially chartered train service between Oxenholme and Windermere had been arranged by Network Rail, Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron and charter operator West Coast Railways. The free shuttle service operated on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st April, with six round trips timetabled each day. The shuttle train was top and tailed by West Coast Railways 47826 and 47851.

47826 waiting to depart with the first train of the day from Oxenholme



47826 carrying The Lakelander headboard at Oxenholme



47851 ready to depart on the 10:06 train from Windermere



47851 shortly after arriving with the 11:06 train from Windermere



47851 on the rear of the 11:37 train to Windermere



The train departure indicator at Oxenholme Station



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