The 8D Association




The 8D Association is dedicated to promoting the history of the railways of South Lancashire and North Cheshire.

The Association is open to anybody who has an interest in the area.

The Association covers lines within a ten mile radius of the 

Widnes Locomotive Depot (8D).

Updated pages

Cheshire Lines Committee CLC
(New text along with several new photographs)

The St Helens & Runcorn Gap Railway
(Updated text along with several new photographs)

Ditton to Weaver Junction - stations


LNWR Ditton to Weaver Junction


The Low Level, Speke to Arpley 
(Many new photographs added)
(Further update to Penketh Hall crossing 13.07.15)

The Liverpool and Manchester LNWR


8D shed shortly after nationalisation during an organised visit.
3rd July 1948.
Photo by M J Mason.




   Please Note; ALL photographs contained within this site are subject to Copyright and the holders permission must be sought before they are reproduced in any format.

Certain photographs contained within this site are credited to an individuals collection and have sometimes been purchased on the open market, without an original photographers credit. All credited photographs have been used with permission. If, through no fault of our own, photographs or images have been used without due credit or acknowledgement, then apologies are offered.  If anyone believes this to be the case, then please let us know and the necessary credit will be added at the earliest opportunity. Please e-mail any concerns to the8dassociation@sky.com








Dedicated to promoting the history of the railways of South Lancashire and North Cheshire.
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