Cab Ride DVD: Manchester Piccadilly to Carlisle




We depart from Platform 14 at Manchester Piccadilly on 11th September 2002 for Carlisle.

The Virgin Voyager Unit, No. 220023, had not been in service for long as we pass through the suburbs of Manchester and head for Bolton.

The Line through Bolton has more recently been electrified so this cab ride represents a period shortly before this great change.

After calling at Bolton’s Platform 4, the service heads for the West Coast Main Line at Euxton Junction for the next arrival at Preston’s Platform 3.

Twenty minutes later we arrive at Lancaster and soon afterwards speed past Carnforth and the old steam coaling tower is to be seen on the left-hand side.

We then progress to Oxenholme and venture up towards Shap summit (916 feet above sea level) and Penrith before arriving at the border city of Carlisle.

Approx. 115 minutes.

This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner – Kingfisher Productions.