NORTH WALES COAST etc.
CREWE - CHESTER - BANGOR - HOLYHEAD
SEPTEMBER 2003
- PART ONE

 4F 44422

Churnet Valley 

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 Beautiful day on the coast as 47785 "Fiona Castle" heads for Penmaenhead tunnel with the 13.56 Holyhead-Birmingham. 12/9/2003

 A few minutes earlier, 47826 "Springburn" in retro Intercity livery, took the 13.35 Holyhead-London Virgin service across the A55 heading East. 12/9/2003

 Stranger in the camp as ex-FGW 47830 sits on CD yard. 9/9/2003

 On the pumps with 67025 was 37698. 9/9/2003

 47746 "The Bobby" leaving Crewe with the 13.56 Holyhead-Birmingham. 9/9/2003

 47635 "The Lass O'Ballochmyle" had left Crewe Diesel Depot to collect stock for the evening ecs working to Manchester to form the 17.19 Manchester-Holyhead. I waited for what seemed ages for the train to appear, the conditions were perfect and I went and snatched the shot! Despite some trickery it is still blurred but the best I can do. 9/9/2003

 At least the "leaving" shot was more acceptable.... 9/9/2003

 87010 "King Arthur" brought in the morning London-Holyhead and then parked in bay platform 10. 6/9/2003

 47746 "The Bobby" took over the train and is seen here alongside 56098, waiting to leave for Holyhead. 6/9/2003

 "The Bobby" en route Holyhead. 6/9/2003

 The 10.21 Birmingham - Holyhead leaving Crewe with 47776 "Respected" in charge. 6/9/2003

 Class 86 machines continue to appear on the West Coast Mail Line as 86247 "Abraham Darby" pushes South for the capital. 6/9/2003

 A string of Freightliner class 86's passed through Crewe en route for the IEMD. On the right is 86615 followed by 86622, 86426 and 86501. 6/9/2003

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