RAIL37 MONTHLY REPORTS
NORTH WALES COAST etc.
CREWE - CHESTER - BANGOR - HOLYHEAD
MAY 2004
- PART ONE

 4F 44422

Churnet Valley 

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Crewe Diesel depot still sees some activity as 67002 rests in the sunshine after bringing in a rake of coaches. It was later joined by 67006, there were four class 67's in about 90 minutes. 13/5/2004

 My home county, "County of Cheshire", number 87025 heading South. One of six class 87's in the same 90 minutes - who said they were dead? 13/5/2004

 90026 and 90036 brought in a charter train just before I arrived. They were replaced by a class 66 which later headed off towards Chester. 13/5/2004

 66124 took 90001 "Victor Hugo" and 92008 through the station and round to the IEMD. 92001 was the first class 92 to be painted in EWS livery. 13/5/2004

 The other two class 67's with 67011 leading and 67021 bringing up the rear on a Network Rail train. 13/5/2004

Only a week to go for the HST services on the North Wales Coast as 43121 leads 43068 on the 13.41 Holyhead-London. 13/5/2004

 47830, with FGW markings still visible, acts as thunderbird at Crewe. 13/5/2004

 The siding gets a rebuild! 13/5/2004

47851 "Traction Magazine" came in to platform 5 and stopped while it appeared to receive some attention but I didn't have time to find out the reason. 13/5/2004

 Another disappearing act is the 87 haulage as 87022 "Lew Adams The Black Prince" pushes in to platform 5. 13/5/2004

 Stock and locomotive positively gleamed in the sunshine. 13/5/2004

 Way off in the distance in the heat haze (honest!), a Freightliner class 57 went down under with a freight working - very frustrating. 13/5/2004

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