Saturday 5th June
2010 and the PMR Tours' charter "The Fylde Coast Express"
running from Sheffield to Blackpool, arrived into Crewe's platform
11 with 47270 "SWIFT" and 57601 at the
head. Here the two diesels had just arrived while 57311 "PARKER"
sat waiting to take the London - Holyhead Pendolino drag. 05/06/2010
92017 in "StobartRail"
livery made a silent appearance which resulted in a snatched
shot. The small gallery generally used on such occasions as this
had been fenced off hence the ugly railings in the foreground.
The two diesels
were unhooked and taken forward. 05/06/2010
The star of the
day, 6233 "Duchess of Sutherland" reversed
onto the train. 05/06/2010
Driver Bill Andrew
makes last minute checks before departure. 05/06/2010
Most of the crowd
of onlookers had rejoined the train and it was time to go. 05/06/2010
It was a real loco-fest
day at Crewe and the next arrivals were from Grantham with The
Snowdonia Statesman, bound for Blaenau Ffestiniog. 47826 was
.....complete with advertising
for the Scarborough Spa Express. 05/06/2010
57311 was started
up and promptly left to take its position just North of the station
to await the Pendolino. 05/06/2010
57315 arrived off the Chester line presumably on Rugex duty and
bound for Cardiff. 05/06/2010
On the back end
was 57313. 05/06/2010
47804 was on the
rear of the Blaenau train. 05/06/2010