1st April 2007
Skipton - East Lancashire
Rail Action Partnership
The Missing Link
|DMU's Used||156425 & 156460|
|as listed||Colne - Burnley Central - Gannow Jn - Rose Grove - Accrington - Blackburn|
|as listed||Blackburn - Clitheroe - Hellifield - Settle Jn|
|as listed||Settle Jn - Hellifield - Skipton|
|as listed||Skipton - (reverse of outward route) - Settle Jn|
|as listed||Settle Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Blackburn|
|as listed||Blackburn - (reverse of outward route) - Colne|
(1) Tour run to promote the re-opening of the direct route between Colne & Skipton. The Missing Link and was the first train from Colne to Skipton since the direct line closed (37 years prior). The whole route was 50 miles compared to just 11½ mile direct route and took 2½ hours to travel one way. The tour was so successful the the group ran Missing Link 2 in October that same year (date confirmation required). This tour was a 135-mile journey involving 5 reversals (route was via Leeds, Bradford-Hebden Bridge and Copy Pit).
Source : Henry Allum
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