The 8D Association



Pictures from the Ethelfleda Bridge visit.


Looking directly through the bridge from the Widnes side as 390 136 heads a London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street service.
Photo by Terry Callaghan.


The bridge is known locally as the Britannia Bridge probably because of the huge
imposing plaque of Britannia.
Photo by John Wilson.


390 136 is seen running onto the bridge having departed Runcorn station with a London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street service.
Photo by Les Fifoot.


Our first freight train of the day comprised of 70 016 hauling an intermodal service from Felixstowe to Ditton, captured here running onto the Widnes Viaduct having crossed the Mersey.
Photo by John Wilson.


The sheer scale of the bridge is evident here along with its solid construction, when opened in 1868 it must have been a wonderful sight.
Photo by Terry Callaghan.


70 016 on a Felixtowe to Ditton intermodal service is seen here through the lattice work of the bridge. The sheer scale of the ironwork used in the bridge is clearly evident.
Photo by Les Fifoot.


350 231 has just departed Runcorn with a Lime Street bound service and is observed by members of the group on the Runcorn side.
Photo by Terry Callaghan.


Originally gas lit several of the lamp standards still exist on the bridge, this is on the Widnes side with 350 101 rounding the sweeping left hand bend of the Widnes viaduct.
Photo by Terry Callaghan.


Our final train of the day was 66 592 and 66 593 working a Garston to Crewe intermodal service. The pair are seen here powering up the incline before crossing the Mersey.
Photo by Terry Callaghan.

If you took any pictures during the visit and would like them added please send them through to the8dasociation@sky.com and we would love to add them here.






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