Crewe Traction Maintenance
Depot Open Day 17th September 2000 Part
performer 37402 "Bont y Bermo" in store
outside the depot. A tree in the background gives the illusion
of grass growing from the fan cowl!
Current Coastline locomotive
37421(L) stands alongside 37420 "The Scottish Hosteller"
currently "in store". 37421 has just returned from
a stint on South Wales valley trains where it has been replaced
by 37426 from the Coastline stud.
Many classes were
present in the depot on 17th September and this shot shows Class
60 number 60057 receiving attention to its wheelsets.
This nose end shot
of Class 37 number 37710 shows the variety of liveries around
today - this particular one is the "Loadhaul" livery.
The ghostly figure
of my Wife poses alongside 37799, the external light playing
tricks against the lower internal light level. Each visitor was
given a fluorescent yellow jacket to wear which, unfortunately,
proved irresistible to wasps.
How do they do
that! 37713 levitates while its undercarriage receives attention
in a separate area of the works.
y Bermo" which is Welsh for Barmouth Bridge.
There are numerous
stored and withdrawn locomotives
around the site but access was not possible for safety reasons
- the site was still fully operational during the visits. EWS
staff were thoughtful enough to provide a list of all these machines
on the site. This example is 37889 in "Trainload" livery.
RES liveried Class
47 number 47640 "University of Strathclyde"
One of the two
Class 47 locomotives kept specially for hauling the Royal Train,
"Prince William" being given a wash and brush-up. Though
appearing from a distance to be painted black , the engine is,
in fact, burgundy.