Lancashire Railway" arrived in platform 6 with the
8.33 Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Rugby special.
With little apparent
effort 418 lifted the stock out of Crewe. How much longer will
we see this scene? 17/11/2001
Heading for Cardiff.
John Elliott" appeared off the Diesel depot and
crossed over the running lines to collect stock for the next
train. 412 is, of course, another past NWC stalwart. 17/11/2001
Once again the reversal,
with stock, into the station, hmmm... This, of course, used to
happen on a daily basis at the North end when trains from North
Wales turned at Crewe via the Chester line and bay platform 9.
Just like the "old"
days sat in platform 12 waiting to depart. 17/11/2001
Moving subject, always
trouble for the digitals, can be overcome with some effect by
panning. This is my first attempt as "Driver John"
ran past. 17/11/2001
An up Virgin train was
sat in platform 5 and set off at exactly the same time as 412.
I was convinced I would be blocked by the red peril but 412 easily
outran the DVT 82195 "Spirit of ???"
and 87017 "Iron Duke", the former just
appearing in shot as I did a run past telephoto. 17/11/2001