D345/40145 arriving at Crewe
station on the second leg of its test runs. Inside was 37038
as backup but running dead. For more shots click the picture.
37114 "City of Worcester"
arrived with recently painted 86430 in tow. The pair ran round
to the IEMD after which, 114 reappeared accompanied by 92008
"Jules Verne". In the background is 47841
"Spirit of Chester" on standby at Crewe.
The 37 ran South before returning
to deposit the 92 on the Diesel Depot. 28/10/2002
The 37 attached to class 47's numbers
47791 and 47734 "Crewe Diesel Depot"
to transfer them to Toton for improvement works which are intended
to increase availability. 28/10/2002
Freightliner 47150 appeared from
the Stoke line to run into bay platform 7 before running South,
presumably to Basford Hall. 28/10/2002
47212 arrived off the Stoke line
with a long rake of FRA vehicles ex Marcroft Engineering. The
train stopped in the platform 12 loop but was fouling the entrance
to platform 12. Permission to draw forward (North) was obtained
which took the locomotive beyond the signal to clear the points.
Having done this the 47 ran round the train (above) to run off
South, presumably to Basford Hall. I don't know whether the FRA's
were new or refurbished but they looked very smart. 28/10/2002
Stranger in the camp! 47813 "S.S.Great
Britain", in FGW livery, was parked dead in the
Diesel Depot yard. These locomotives are being systematically
sent to Crewe for TPWS fitting. 28/10/2002
There were several trains being
hauled by Class 86 locomotives, presumably due to the recent
adverse weather conditions and the subsequent cessation of services
- stock in the wrong place etc.... Here, 86401 "Hertfordshire
Rail Tours" leaves with a Liverpool service. Later
in the day 90033 was seen on a Liverpool bound Virgin service.
seemed to be running up and down all day with 87020 "North
Britton" dead in tow. Whether 020 had failed or
was just being positioned is not clear. 28/10/2002