175101 has at last
entered service as a 3 car unit. Since the class was introduced,
101 has appeared in 2 car format being used as a test vehicle.
Class 86 extant
as 86233/E3172 "ALSTOM Heritage" heads
North with a London-Liverpool service. 6/2/2003
Clag monster 37712
positively exploded onto the scene as it took the platform 12
avoiding loop with shed 66228 in tow. 6/2/2003
It roared off onto
the Shrewsbury line sounding great but maybe needing some attention.
Once on the depot
it calmed down before taking the shed into the depot. 6/2/2003
37694 had been
ticking over on the scrap line but soon moved away and left heading
This one caught
me by surprise, 47818 "Strathclyde" running
through platform 12 loop to attach to the 10.45 London-Holyhead
after a class 90 had been detached. I only realised what had
happened as I saw the Virgin stock heading off towards Chester.
The biting cold clearly dimmed my brain. 4/2/2003
47635 had been
sat on the Diesel Depot attached to EWS inspection saloon DB999504.
It later pushed the saloon South before returning to Bay Platform
After waiting quite
some time for a pathway the pair left South and ran off along
the Stoke line. 4/2/2003
43098 was leading
43121 on the 9.19 Holyhead-London. 4/2/2003
sparkled in the Winter sunshine (very deceptive with an estimated
wind chill factor of absolute zero). In tow were 325003 and 325007.
You wait for the
Sandbach Acid train because 37410 is bound to be on it again
and up rolls 56072. Ah well, you win some....... 4/2/2003