I'm very involved with the campaign to re-open the Colne to Skipton Railway, just an 11 mile missing link. To make the point we ran a 'Missing Link' special train the long way round in April and today we did the full circle: Colne - Burnley - Blackburn - Settle Junction - Skipton - Leeds - Bradford - Halifax -Burnley - Colne. 150 miles for what will be, when we get our railway back, a 22 mile return journey, 15 minutes each way instead of 2 hours.
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Apart from April 1st when we ran our first special, Colne never sees such crowds on its very basic station, a far cry from its heyday. *
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The Mayors of Pendle and Skipton with some of SELRAP's members. SELRAP stands for Skipton East Lancashire Rail Action Partnership and we now have 300 members
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Our special train, 'Missing Link II' arriving at Colne after crossing the viaduct *
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the passengers watching it come in.
In the background the buffers - that's the way when the railway is reopened the trains will go on their journey to Skipton giving East Lancashire access to West Craven, the Skipton - Morecambe, Settle - Carlisle, Skipton - Bradford and Skipton Leeds lines
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the train actually came from Blackpool and at the end of the day would return there
The headboard said,
'"The Missing Link II"
"Going Extra Miles to Bridge The Gap"
Sunday 28th October 2007' *
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in it comes
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The two Mayors, Councillor Alan Buck Mayor of Pendle and Councillor Carol Manley, Mayor of Skipton, united in wanting to see the line reopened - they joined us for the journey *
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More travellers got on at Nelson, Burnley, Accrington and Blackburn - these were boarding at Burnley
Permanent, Faslane,6 miles NW of Helensburgh, Scotland on A814:
Faslane Peace Camp sited close to Faslane Nuclear Submarine Base. Also 1st Saturday in every month noise demo, workshops, free cafe and kids space. Tel:01436 820901
For photos click here
Permanent for 'woodland maintenance workers', near Garelochhead, Scotland:
Peaton Glen Wood Peace Camp sited opposite Coulport Nuclear Weapons
Base For more info click here
Every Tuesday evening, 6 - 8 pm, Main Entrance at NSA/USAF Menwith
Hill, near Harrogate, North Yorkshire: Peaceful
protests/witnesses against the proposed US 'Star Wars' systemThe
demonstration is focussed on the people who work at USAF Menwith Hill
- for example - we are protesting at the roles this base has ie in the
American Missile Defense System ("Star Wars"), the specifically the
continuing role re the Afghanistan and Iraq conflict, the policy of
'pre-emptive strikes', the ECHELON system We are also calling for Independence
FROM America. Please come and voice your concerns at the presence of
this American base on UK land.For more info click here
2nd weekend of every month: Aldermaston Women's Peace Camp clickhere or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Wednesday, 4-6pm Brighton, Smash EDO,noise demo against the arms manufacturer for more information click here
3rd weekend of every month, North Yorkshire: Menwith Hill Women's Peace Camp contact email@example.com
last weekend of every month, Cumbria: Sellafield Women's Peace Camp contact 0113 262 1534
First Mondays of every month 5-6pm Warton, on A584 7 miles west of Preston, Lancashire. Vigil and leafletting of workers at arms makers BAE Systems site contact Jan Harper 0151 2636578 firstname.lastname@example.org
'Skipton - East Lancashire Rail Action Parnership'
Protect Babies of the World
for more information on the Baby Milk Action campaign click here
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