Deltic day on the coast and
off to Colwyn Bay to photograph D9016 on the Steamy affairs charter
from Milton Keynes to Holyhead and back. Dead on time and up
aloft to shoot this one as the train approached. the next shot
should have been a close up but you press the shutter and the
batteries fail........ Ah well there is always the return trip.
Well actually there wasn't
because this time the focus was too slow as the train approached
so one purple haze! A passing shot with strange looks from one
Away again and rounding the
headland to enter the tunnel. Rats to digital cameras and when
is the next Deltic due on the coast? 7/9/2002
Royal power (for the time
being?) on the coast as 47799 "Prince Henry"
leaves Crewe with the 10.07 Birmingham-Holyhead. 4/9/2002
It looks black, it's actually
a sort of maroon - just like the new car HRH has received (made
in Crewe). 4/9/2002
Peeping through the metalwork
with the morning Virgin, Holyhead-London service, D1733/47853
"Rail Express" stands in platform 11
waiting to be detached in favour of AC traction. 4/9/2002
Detached and running light.
The replacement AC traction
was 90012 "British Transport Police".
Big and still running are
the class 87 AC electric locomotives. This example is 87006 "George
Reynolds" with a northbound Liverpool service. 4/9/2002
Out of the mist off the Shrewsbury
line came 37706 with a short rake of wood carriers. 4/9/2002
37698 shunted 47726 "Manchester
Airport Progress" into the diesel depot and then
parked up in the morning sunshine. 4/9/2002
Back from the Dead? It would appear
that 37413 is being resurrected so a shot of this locomotive
in service on the North Wales Coast arriving at Crewe with 1K57
on 10th August 2000 with 90014 alongside - happy days....