MONTHLY REPORTS

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 Sandbach station and the "Northern" branding has been removed as ARRIVA takes over the service. 01/04/2016

 Crewe station and 57304 "Pride of Cheshire" was parked up. 01/04/2016

 153383 leads 153385 on a Crewe-Derby shuttle. 01/04/2016

 175115 arriving from South Wales en route for Manchester. 01/04/2016

 60096 ran through and left on the West Coast Main Line. 01/04/2016

 46233 "Duchess of Sutherland" entered platform 6 on its way to turn on the Basford Hall triangle. 01/04/2016

 The engine and support coach were held at the signal - too good to be true! 01/04/2016

 6233 finally got the green and left. 01/04/2016

 220030 entered the station from the Manchester line, clearly being diverted from the Stoke route. 01/04/2016

 Having turned, the Stanier Pacific ran through platform 12 and onto the WCML heading North to Carnforth. The Duchess was scheduled for duty the next day, hauling The Cumbrian Mountain Express. 01/04/2016

 6233 made a spirited departure. 01/04/2016

 232238 awaiting its next turn to Manchester. 01/04/2016

 Inside the 232, references to "Northern" had been removed - well almost! 01/04/2016

 West Country Pacific 34036 "Braunton" outside the LNWR Heritage depot in the guise of 34052 "Lord Dowding".
Icons of Steam are renaming this engine to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
01/04/2016
See
http://www.iconsofsteam.com/locos/lord-dowding/

 323238 without branding, leaving Sandbach. 01/04/2016

 66516 had been waiting for the shuttle to clear before it left heading North. 01/04/2016

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