of Effingham" pushing through Alsager en route for
London on the Crewe - Stoke section of the WCML. This is the
first week of diversions from the main route and traffic will
intensify after this week. Trees and bright sunlight are never
ideal conditions for photography and Alsager station presents
immense contrasts under sunny conditions.
The variety of stock
passing through is quite wide, here 170502 heads for Stoke.
"Super Voyager" 221118
"Mungo Park" was the first of the new
order that I saw and it looked so strange to witness it, at what
was, until this week, a quiet rural station normally seeing only
units and the odd charter.
DVT 82126 heads a London
bound service with 87030 "Black Douglas"
pushing from the rear. Most of the trains are in this order so
decent shots of the locomotives are not possible.
passing through the station.
Reynolds" charging away showing the three tracks
on the East side of the station.
O'Gaunt" framed by the overbridge.
O' The Wynd" just one of many class 87's seen on
the diversionary route. Catch 'em while you can!