MARCH 2019 - PAGE FOUR
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SANDBACH MARCH 31st 2019
An unidentified Cross-Country Voyager diverted and heading North through Sandbach.
150252 en route for Newport with a class 158 attached.
A Manchester-bound "local".
"Britannia" returning from its trip to York the previous day.
Watching the Brit reminded me of a visit to Bridgenorth after a loco hunt to Barry Island on behalf of what is now the CVR, sometime in the early 1970's. My camera at the time was crude and developing was expensive but I did manage a couple of shots, unfortunately they don't blow up too well. I distinctly remember the tender was leaking very badly at the time.
D1924 on the rear.
SANDBACH MARCH 30th 2019
Sandbach and 319367 departs for Crewe.
In the distance there's a throbbing sound and a chime whistle moaning.
Regulator and whistle wide open, the re-named Britannia Express(!) stormed through.
D1924 "Crewe Diesel Depot" on the rear..
66733 "Cambridge PSB" crawled towards platform 3 before opening up as the "Brit" rapidly disappeared..
323237 also departed for Crewe.
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