With the possibility
of the 47's finishing on the coast this weekend I took a trip
to Chester to watch the 10.03 Manchester-Holyhead pass through
the County Town. It appeared, on time, with 47812, formerly "Pride
of Eastleigh" at the head. 15/2/2005
Probably the first day
this year that I have enjoyed any bright sunshine which does
help in many ways. This was a refurbished, Merseyrail class 507
number 507016 coming in to land. 15/2/2005
That was it really,
Chester ain't wot it used to be. Back at the Grand Junction,
47826 "Springburn" entered from the Stoke
line and parked up in the freezing cold sunshine......
watched the world go by. 15/2/2005
was shed time at Crewe as, first, 66058 hurried through the centre
road with a train of HA's etc.. 15/2/2005
058 was soon followed
by 66517 leading four container flats....
....with 66516 at the
by 66514. 15/2/2005
As if that were
not enough, the day's entertainment was concluded by "Shanks'
Pony", 66522, entering the bay. All four machines later
ran in to the LNWR depot. 15/2/2005