CREWE - CHESTER -
BANGOR - HOLYHEAD
MARCH 2011 - PAGE FOUR
A misty Spring morning on the Conwy estuary and 57601 plods across the cob towards Conwy with the Holy Oakes charter by Spitfire Railtours from Weston-Super-Mare to Holyhead.
601 entering the Conwy River bridge.
On the rear end of the train were two WCRC class 37's numbers 37676 "
" (remember that name?) and 37685.
601 emerging from the bridge alongside the magnificent castle at Conwy.....
....followed by the two class 37's.
The bridge in its entirety
On Conwy station the return of the charter is preceded by the arrival of 150258 in the down platform.
As the class 150 left, 158819 entered the up platform en route for Birmingham International.
With characteristic growl the two 37's left the tunnel led by 685.....
.....followed by 676 "
". I believe this is the first time the name has been seen on the coast since the demise of 37408.
This time 601 was on the rear.