NORTH WALES COAST
CREWE - CHESTER - BANGOR - HOLYHEAD
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.
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?
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.
66124 took 90001 "
" and 92008 through the station and round to the IEMD. 92001 was the first class 92 to be painted in EWS livery.
The other two class 67's with 67011 leading and 67021 bringing up the rear on a Network Rail train.
Only a week to go for the HST services on the North Wales Coast as 43121 leads 43068 on the 13.41 Holyhead-London.
47830, with FGW markings still visible, acts as thunderbird at Crewe.
The siding gets a rebuild!
" 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.
Another disappearing act is the 87 haulage as 87022 "
Lew Adams The Black Prince
" pushes in to platform 5.
Stock and locomotive positively gleamed in the sunshine.
Way off in the distance in the heat haze (honest!), a Freightliner class 57 went down under with a freight working - very frustrating.
Link to May 2