After hauling the "last"
Coastline service train on 30th December 2000, 37429 "Eisteddfod
Genedlaethol" was sidelined for a "B" exam
prior to going back on the coastal passenger runs when required.
The first day out after the exam was a disaster when the loco
dumped several hundred gallons of fuel onto the track due to
a leak. Today it failed again, this time with brake problems,
and was seen being dragged Eastbound through Prestatyn by "Thunderbird"
locomotive 47705 "Guy Fawkes", later to appear
at Crewe. I met it at Crewe around 11.30, the following photographs
record the arrival in contrasting light.