a smoky start from Crewe with the 07.20hrs London-Holyhead. 19/01/2002
in the sunshine with a diverted Dee Marsh steel train. The driver
later locked up, applied the wagon handbrakes and left the train. 19/1/2002
it or not, is a colour shot. It demonstrates the difference the
sun can make to photography, here bleaching out the train colour
Holyhead-London arrived behind 47805 which handed over to AC
traction and ran North up the WCML. 19/01/2002
sat ticking over in the Diesel Depot yard with 60041 in tow. 19/01/2002
Duke" caught the morning sun as it propelled its
train to London.
One of the
many "drags" on offer today, 47844 approaches Crewe
on a London train with 87010 "King Arthur"
attached, at the rear. The 47 was detached at Crewe and the 87
depot and 37675 seems to have escaped storage for the time being. 4/1/2002
were down North of Crewe and chaos reigned with many "drags"
happening. Most Liverpool trains were cancelled or terminated
at Crewe with a fleet of buses outside but this one seemed to
be getting through. EWS power in the form of 86401 "Hertfordshire
Rail Tours" headed the train for Liverpool with
87028 "Lord President" dead on the rear.
Did the 87 fail or was it a positioning move? 4/1/2002
Royal Voluntary Service" was held outside the station
for quite some time with what I believe to be the Poole-Liverpool
train, 11.45 ex-Crewe. It was eventually put into platform 12
where it was terminated. 4/1/2002
to the rear, and dead, was 47840 "North Star". 4/1/2002
The 08.30 Euston-Holyhead, due out of Crewe at
10.45, eventually left at 12.10 due to a fault on the train somewhere
well South of Crewe. The HST was formed with 43080 leading 43178
(pictured). The temperature was now -3 Celsius with a wind chill
factor approaching absolute zero so I left. 4/1/2002