Remnants of the disused pier
at Llanddulas catching the evening Sun. 20/09/2011
As seen from the Llanddulas
beach a couple of days later. Work was only possible during the
low tides which are particularly low at this time of the year.
As work was interrupted by
the tides, this stump was all that remained by 29th September.
A few days later the pier was but a memory and the Cormorants
had to find another home.
While photographing the pier
I noticed an entrance under the railway embankment.
It had clearly been sealed
up at some stage but had subsequently been opened up again, probably
I have no idea what its original
purpose was and didn't have a torch with me so couldn't venture
through to see where it led to. Mystery!.
passing through Aston Juxta Mondrum (honest) on its way to Chester
as the Crewe-Chester shuttle. 10/09/2011
Steam day in South Cheshire
and 60163 "Tornado" heads for Chester
with The Cathedrals Express. On the skyline is the John Wedgwood
monument on Bignall Hill in Staffordshire. This monument can
be seen quite clearly from the A500, 10/09/2011
Well away from what would
have been its home stamping ground on the LNER system, 163 was
still a welcome sight, resplendent in its new coat of Brunswick
green - much better. 10/09/2011
The train passed under the
road bridge and headed West past the former station - Aston Juxta
A second round of steam was
to be had at Sandbach as 6201 "Princess Elizabeth"
was held while on its way to York. The locomotive, together with
its support coach, arrived early and was put at the back of the
station while waiting for a clear path.
Sadly this engine is no longer
based at Crewe but still a frequent visitor to the area. 10/09/2011
6201 was clearly impatient
to be off as the safety valves started to lift. 10/09/2011
....and finally away. 10/09/2011
Two shots of WCRC's class
5 passing through Nantwich en route for Shrewsbury with a "Lune
Rivers Trust" charter. 02/09/2011