recent lack of updates has been due to a reorganisation at Totalise
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Like most similar exercises the upgrade is worse than the original.
My problem is that the allocated webspace was downgraded to 20MB
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Conwy station and D1733,
alias 47853 "Rail Express", drifts through
with the 9.19 Holyhead-London in the final week of Virgin loco
hauled operations on the North Wales Coast. 24/9/2002
The afternoon London service
is scheduled for an HST but, today, it is loco hauled. With 47818
"Strathclyde" in charge, the train coasted
into Colwyn Bay station. 24/9/2002
classic sight on a beautiful day in sunny, downtown Colwyn Bay.
The Virgin service is closely
followed by FNW's 14.02 Holyhead-Birmingham train, seen here
leaving Colwyn Bay, hauled by 47733 "Eastern Star"
Away to Chester, Crewe and
The final(?) loco hauled
FNW Holyhead-Birmingham train entering Colwyn Bay as the 14.02
with 47761 in charge. 27/9/2002
A token thrash as it leaves.
THE END - OK there will be other loco hauled trains but
only one each way between Holyhead and Manchester and not via
Crewe to Birmingham. The darkening evenings and mornings will
eventually preclude any decent photographs at the favourite coastal
haunts but we will try WON'T WE!!! 27/9/2002