RAIL37 MONTHLY REPORTS
NORTH WALES COAST etc.
CREWE - CHESTER - BANGOR - HOLYHEAD
APRIL 2004
- PART TWO

 4F 44422

Churnet Valley 

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 86609 attached to the front of a Serco test train. Parked near the WCML was a class 47, unusual at Crewe these days, waiting to run round the train. 27/4/2004

 47197 running round to attach to the rear of the Serco test train. 27/4/2004

 43153+43094 unusually arriving at Crewe's platform 6 with the 08.40 London-Holyhead. 27/4/2004

 67011 bashes North with mail vans and 90038 attached to the rear. Platform gossip indicates that it is a crew training run in preparation for a reintroduction of mail traffic between London and Warrington! 27/4/2004

 43121 leading 43084 on the 09.26 Holyhead-London. 27/4/2004

 47750 on Crewe Diesel Depot. 27/4/2004

 Ugly 57304 "Gordon Tracy" on standby at Crewe 27/4/2004

 Ancient. Disused bays at Crewe........

...and modern - "Dinas Bangor". 27/4/2004

 Conwy Station and 57601 passes under the arch with the Green Express railtour from Skegness to Bangor. 24/4/2004

 The train stopped at Conwy to discharge many of its passengers as driver Frank Santrian looks back to check his stock. 24/4/2004

 The locomotive livery matches the Pullman colour quite well. 24/4/2004

 After a few minutes wait the train set off for Bangor.......

 ......with 47854 attached to the rear. 24/4/2004

 Off into the tunnel. 24/4/2004

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