Back home again, 6233 "Duchess
of Sutherland" passes the site of Crewe North shed,
a place it must have visited many times during its previous career
with the LMS and British Rail. Today the locomotive was hauling
a Derby-Blackpool special.
this is LMS red whereas the "other one" is in BR red.
Whatever - it looks great. The train is here just arriving at
Crewe's platform 12.
How many times has a Stanier
Pacific graced the platforms at Crewe?
Looking good from any angle.
I don't know what it was burning but a couple of minutes at the
top of the stairs was more than enough to put up with - the fumes
were awful to say the least.
The crowds gathered quickly.
Storming away from platform
12 en route for Blackpool.