makes a smoky start from Crewe with the 07.20hrs London-Holyhead.
poses in the sunshine with a diverted Dee Marsh steel train.
The driver later locked up, applied the wagon handbrakes and
left the train. 19/1/2002
believe it or not, is a colour shot. It demonstrates the difference
the sun can make to photography, here bleaching out the train
colour from 60023. 19/01/2002
9.19 Holyhead-London arrived behind 47805 which handed over to
AC traction and ran North up the WCML. 19/01/2002
was sat ticking over in the Diesel Depot yard with 60041 in tow.
"Iron Duke" caught the morning sun as
it propelled its train to London. 19/01/2002
of the many "drags" on offer today, 47844 approaches
Crewe on a London train with 87010 "King Arthur"
attached, at the rear. The 47 was detached at Crewe and the 87
took over. 4/1/2002
Diesel depot and 37675 seems to have escaped storage for the
time being. 4/1/2002
The wires were down North
of Crewe and chaos reigned with many "drags" happening.
Most Liverpool trains were cancelled or terminated at Crewe with
a fleet of buses outside but this one seemed to be getting through.
EWS power in the form of 86401 "Hertfordshire Rail
Tours" headed the train for Liverpool with 87028
"Lord President" dead on the rear. Did
the 87 fail or was it a positioning move? 4/1/2002
"Women's Royal Voluntary Service" was
held outside the station for quite some time with what I believe
to be the Poole-Liverpool train, 11.45 ex-Crewe. It was eventually
put into platform 12 where it was terminated. 4/1/2002
to the rear, and dead, was 47840 "North Star".
The 08.30 Euston-Holyhead, due out of
Crewe at 10.45, eventually left at 12.10 due to a fault on the
train somewhere well South of Crewe. The HST was formed with
43080 leading 43178 (pictured). The temperature was now -3 Celsius
with a wind chill factor approaching absolute zero so I left.