CREWE - CHESTER -- BANGOR - HOLYHEAD
 MONTHLY REPORTS
DECEMBER 2008 - PAGE TWO
 

 Crewe station and the new timetable has brought lots of Pendolinos, many of them not stopping. This shot shows the curious situation whereby 390031 "City of Liverpool" is entering platform 6 en route for Euston. That is quite unusual but as it was entering 6, 390026 "Virgin Enterprise" was leaving platform 5, also en route for Euston! 22/12/2008

 390031 leaving. 22/12/2008

 175004 en route for Manchester. 22/12/2008

 Mail units hurtling South comprising 325008, 325006 and 325001. 22/12/2008

 390021 "Virgin Dream" heading North at a pace. 22/12/2008

 390039 "Virgin Quest" heading South - told you there were a lot of them. I must say it's impressive to see them at speed through the station. 22/12/2008

 The Euston-Holyhead has now lost its weekday Pendolino drag in favour of Super Voyagers. 221110 "James Cook" was coupled with 221105 "William Baffin" as it arrived in platform 12 running around 7 minutes down on arrival. 22/12/2008

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 390046 "Virgin Soldiers" rocketing North. 22/12/2008

 153321 arrived sporting its new EMT overcoat. 22/12/2008

 390030 "City of Edinburgh" on the up fast. 22/12/2008

 175104 on a South Wales - Manchester service - catch the old livery while you can. 22/12/2008

 350237, one of the new 350/2 class. 22/12/2008

 221??? leaving platform 11. Another class 221 numbering deviant, last time it was no numbers now it's just 221. I forgot to catch the name - if it had one! 22/12/2008

 185002 leaving for South Wales. 22/12/2008

 Having seen some activity around the LNWR sheds i was surprised when four class 47's appeared. Leading was 47805 "Talisman". This engine was formally named "Pride of Toton", a coastal performer. 22/12/2008

 Next was an old friend 47769 "Resolve". 22/12/2008

 The coach was numbered 1203 and then came 47848 "Titan Star". Formerly named "Newton Abbot Festival of Transport", another coastal performer. 22/12/2008

 Finally 47815 "Great Western". 22/12/2008

 On the way out I was surprised to see 221105 entering bay platform 9 from the Chester line. Obviously this had been split from 110 at Chester - interesting working. 22/12/2008