S160 number 5197
double heading with LNWR "Super D" 49395 as they leave
Cheddleton on The
Churnet Valley Railway.
Class 4F number 44422 is passing Elton Crossing (Sandbach)
Signal Box while on "Drive the engine for £10"
duty. The occasion was the Spring
Steam Gala 2008.
Arrow" resting in Cheddleton yard on The Churnet Valley
Railway. The coming weekend sees The
Winter Steam Event on
the railway - miss it at your peril. Click on
the photo to see some preparations for the event.
D1015 "Western Champion"
entering Crewe's platform 12 with the Pathfinder's "Irish
Mail" charter from Ealing Broadway to Holyhead.
the diesel hydraulic looked magnificent in the Spring sunshine
- shame there was no headboard on the front. 16/02/2008
Pausing ready for the
Although only stopping
at Crewe for a few minutes, the engine was switched off. Restarting
was easy with little noise or smoke. 16/02/2008
Being more used to 37's
and 47's the sound of the Maybach's seemed odd as the "Western"
moved the 11 coaches towards North Wales with seemingly little
You don't see one for
weeks and then three turn up. DRS's 37059, 37611 and 37218 wait
for a green in the platform 12 avoiding line. 16/02/2008
There is something about the 37's.....
66161 brought a diverted
steel train off the Chester line, the Wrexham route being closed.
A string of 66's came
down the WCML as a class 323 curved round from Manchester, 16/02/2008