NORTH WALES COAST etc.
CREWE - CHESTER - BANGOR - HOLYHEAD
MAY 2002
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 The 9.19 Holyhead-Crewe arrived at Crewe a few minutes early behind the usual Class 47, today it was 47828 "Severn Valley Railway etc.". I waited for the AC electric to appear but nothing, not even a shunter. A stroll to the South end of the station showed the 47 still attached. 16/5/2002

 Indeed the 47 was working through, just how far I don't know. 16/5/2002

 56129 came off the diesel depot with 37670 in tow. The pair ran down to a siding where they reversed and the 37 took the 56 North through the station. 16/5/2002

 While the 47 was waiting to leave, Voyager 220034 arrived with the morning Poole-Liverpool and was sent into platform 12 instead of the usual 6. Attached at the rear was 221107, the first mixed set I have seen. I assumed the worst and went to the North end of the station in time to see 220034 leave on its own. Apparently the doors had failed to open at Birmingham and the 221 was detached. It later formed the 12.18 to Portsmouth Harbour. 16/5/2002

 221107 waiting with the 12.18 for Portsmouth Harbour. 16/5/2002

 F.A. Cup Final day at Cardiff and two 37 hauled specials go from Crewe. First out was 1Z37 the 08.20 with 37197 piloting 37038 and seen here reversing the stock into platform 12. 11/5/2002

 The special received the green and set off with the characteristic growl of the double heading 37's - stirring stuff! 11/5/2002

 Away into the early morning sun. 11/5/2002

 A welcome return to Crewe for former coastliner favourite 37408 "Loch Rannoch" looking particularly smart after its repaint. 408 was manoeuvring around the yard in preparation for collecting stock for 1V77 the 09.11 Crewe-Cardiff football special. 11/5/2002

 What 37/4? 1/5/2002

 37408 "Loch Rannoch" positively gleaming in the sun as it comes off Crewe Diesel depot to collect stock. 11/5/2002

 408 romps away to Cardiff. 11/5/2002

 On shed was 47635 with 47787, recently named "Windsor Castle" and complete with white walled tyres. 11/5/2002

 47710 arrived in platform 6 with a Preston bound charter where the train would be taken over by Stanier pacific 6201 "Princess Elizabeth" 11/5/2002

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