For anyone who
hasn't yet seen the LNWR Super "D" you really should
get over to the Churnet Valley Railway.
A colourful scene in
the August sunshine as prototype Pendolino 390001 leaves for
London with 57306 "Jeff Tracy" sits waiting
for business while on thunderbird duty. 10/8/2005
The Network Rail HST
makes a fine sight as it heads North with 43154 leading.........
......and 43067 trailing.
66539 arrived with a
train of welded rail. 10/8/2005
On the back end was 66547.
The train stopped and reversed before heading off onto the Shrewsbury
67024 also appeared from
the Shrewsbury direction but, I suspect, off Basford Hall sidings.
Crewe dereliction as
the weeds begin to take over. This is the back way into the station
via the Virgin car park. The bay superstructures have all been
cleared away and what can only be described as hideous fencing
erected to marshal passengers. 4/8/2005
At the base of the foot
bridge a path has been constructed over the trackbed to give
access to the North end of platform 12. 4/8/2005
In platform 12 were 350111(L)
and 350121 in the process of testing. 4/8/2005
A curious(!) sign was
entered into the window display. 4/8/2005
The wording was repeated
on the header display as the formation left to head South. 4/8/2005
Work continues around
the former diesel depot where a new footway has been constructed
to allow safe staff access. The men in the picture were busy
laying boards between the tracks to create some kind of crossing.
Watch this space! 4/8/2005
Express" entered platform 12 with 66540 dead in
534 was detached to run
round the static "shed" before dragging its partner
to the LNWR depot. 4/8/2005
While this manoeuvre
was being undertaken, 66614 ran into bay 8 to reverse and also
head for LNWR. 4/8/22005
92010 romped through
with a southbound freight. 4/8/2005
This was soon followed
by DRS liveried 66402. I am all for catching them young but the
little chap on the left was stood perilously close to the platform
edge while his Granddad let him photograph the train. Pendolino
and Voyager units enter platform 6 at quite high speeds and Granddad
was looking the other way. Very dangerous and irresponsible.
On the way out I just
managed to catch the morning Penmaenmawr stone train coming off
the Chester line and running behind the platforms to access Basford
Hall and its virtual quarry. 4/8/2005