North Wales Coast - August 2000


 After receiving repairs at Crewe 37426 leaves on 1T50 the 15.30 Crewe-Holyhead. 29/8/2000

 158755 waiting to leave Crewe. 29/8/2000

 37429 makes a smoky exit from Crewe with 1T50, the 15.30 Crewe-Holyhead. 28/08/2000

 37413 waiting to leave Crewe with the 20.28 Crewe-Chester train. 27/08/2000

 37401+37429 leaving for the carriage sheds. 27/08/2000

37401 "Mary Queen of Scots" leading 37429 "Eisteddfod Genedlaethol" on the 16.22 Holyhead-Crewe 27/08/2000 

 37429 "Eisteddfod Genedlaethol" waiting to leave with the 15.30 Crewe-Holyhead. This train was using platform 6 due to track problems at the South end of its usual platform 12. 24/08/2000

37429 "Eisteddfod Genedlaethol" leaving Crewe on the 15.30 Crewe-Holyhead. 24/08/2000

 37407 (leading loco) has been on the scrap line at Crewe for some time, complete with nameplates, but these have now been removed which does not bode well for the future. However, 37413 similarly had its plates removed but is now back in service (see below). 23/08/2000

 37413 leaving Crewe on 1T50 the 15.30 Crewe-Holyhead 23/08/2000

 Crewe South yard with (LtoR) 37057, 66009, 37895, 67007 and 66229. 22/08/2000

37429 running round its train at Crewe to form the 17.19 to Holyhead. 22/08/2000 

37429 "Eisteddfod Genedlaethol"+ 37401 "Mary Queen of Scots" at Crewe on the 16.22 boat train from Holyhead on 20th August 2000. This train is scheduled to carry on to Birmingham but tonight was terminated at Crewe

Crewe South depot yard on the evening of 20th August 2000. The two Class 37's are (left) 37114 and 37895 on a weed killing train. 

 37401 "Mary Queen of Scots" pausing at Llandudno Junction on the 17.19 Crewe-Holyhead. 18th August 2000

37429 "Eisteddfod Genedlaethol" entering Llandudno station on the 17.19 Manchester-Llandudno train. 8th August 2000 

 45157 (45407) leaves Crewe with the Finsbury Park-Holyhead "Ynys Mon Express" steam hauled from Crewe to Holyhead. 16th August 2000. This one survived......

...this one won't. 37037 is dragged North through Crewe behind 92030 and 92035 to take its chances at the Wigan recycling point after being on active service in France. 14/08/2000