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 CREWE 6th JUNE 2018

 Sandbach station and I just managed to catch 323229 as it left for Manchester Oxford Road.

 The trains were running late and the one I wanted, the 08.29 ex Manchester Oxford Road which had left 6 minutes down, arrived having lost a further 4 minutes. I assume the 156 is unable to maintain the schedules set for electric haulage.

 Crewe and 46100 "Royal Scot" eased its way into platform 12 with empty coaching stock.

 Leaving for Telford.

 D1944/47501 "Craftsman" was on the rear.

 68020 "Reliance" on a Trans Pennine test run, was held on the down fast to allow a Pendolino to leave for Liverpool.
68027 was at the rear.

 350110 was parked in bay platform 3 with vinyls proclaiming "Project 110" but, strangely, only on one side.
This project to speed up services was announced a few years ago.

 Time to go and yet another 323, no sign of the horrible 319's today.