RAIL37 MONTHLY REPORTS PENDOLINO COAST JULY 30th 2004
Well finally it
arrived. 57301 "Scott Tracy" at the head
of Pendolino 390040 "Virgin Pathfinder"
(at least someone has a sense of humour!) entering Colwyn Bay
station. More shots Saturday. 30/7/2004
Drifting in to Colwyn
Pathfinder" the first Pendolino to run along the
North Wales Coast line - history in the making. We look forward
to it returning under its own power one day!
They are a good match.
The sleek lines of modern
transport - let's hope they live up to their promises. The train
stopped in the station but I don't know if this was planned or
if it was a signal check. The track is super elevated at Colwyn
so maybe it was a clearance check.
Usually, when I decide
to run the length of the platform, the train leaves just as I
get near to it! Today we were in luck and, just 4 minutes after
arriving, the 57 started to leave.
Yes, I think it
is a smart rig and I am sure we all wish them well.