CREWE - CHESTER -- BANGOR - HOLYHEAD
 MONTHLY REPORTS
MAY 2008 - PAGE THREE
 

 The beast on the Churnet Valley Railway. More HERE.

Another dose of 37/4 magic as this pair head for North Wales. For more click HERE. 17/05/2008

 57316 "FAB1" was parked looking very smart. 31/5/2008

 Parked in bay platform 8 was 90043 "Freightliner Coatbridge" together with.....

 .....Freightliner's 86501. 31/5/2008

 With the Stoke line being closed there were various diversions being routed through Crewe and Voyager 220002 in the new Cross Country livery was of particular interest. 31/5/2008

 Indeed it was not alone with 220005 attached at the rear. 31/5/2008

 57302 "VIRGIL TRACY" plodded through platform 5 heading South. 31/5/2008

 67013, in Wrexham & Shropshire livery, waited to drag a couple of class 92's through to the IEMD. 31/5/2008

 The pair comprised 92002 "Charles Dickens" and 92039 "Johann Strauss". 31/5/2008

4965 "Rood Ashton Hall" creeps off the Chester line and in to Crewe's platform 12 to take water after its run to North Wales. For more click HERE. 17/05/2008

 Guess who came to Crewe today? For the answer click HERE

 Once again Crewe station echoes to the growl of 37/4's as 37401 (formerly "Mary Queen of Scots") leads 37417 "Richard Trevithick" into platform 5 with the Kingfisher Railtours Swindon-Carlisle-Swindon charter. More pictures HERE. 05/05/2008

Deep in the heart of Cheshire and, as Mrs Dobbin sleeps with Dobbin Jr (count the legs), Stanier class 5 number 45407 heads for Middlewich with The Cheshire Gardens Express. Bound for Altrincham and then shuttling to Chester, the train is limited to 20 m.p.h. on what is normally a goods-only line. Having been quite a pleasant morning, the heavens opened about 20 minutes before the train was due and promptly ceased afterwards - we must be mad! 4/5/2008