The inimitable 9.19 Holyhead-London
arriving at Crewe behind 47841 "Spirit of Chester".
The sorry remains of Royal
Scot class number 6115 "Scots Guardsman"
receiving its first dose of TLC for many a year at the LNWR workshops
at Crewe. Click the picture for more. 10/5/2002
The 9.19 Holyhead-London
arrived dead on time behind 47805 "Pride of Toton".
Waiting in the wings to propel
the express down to the Capital City was 87028 "Lord
President". The shunter spent about 10 minutes trying
to connect the locomotive to the rear of the train without success.
In the end 87028 ran round to attach to the front and eventually
left about 10 minutes down - not bad under the circumstances.
Until recently the class
47 would detach from the train and run round to go light engine
to Preston and then to Poole. Today the locomotive parked up
in bay platform 10 and I understand that the Poole service has
become a Voyager Victim thus not requiring the 47. Another one
bites the dust? 9/5/2002
Bob/Sir Robert McAlpine" parked up at Crewe Diesel
Depot - ready for Saturday's bash? An interesting 60 minutes
at Crewe station earlier today. 2/5/2002
I was surprised
to see 416 on the depot, it is not a Crewe regular but very welcome
nonetheless. 37670 was ticking over at the rear of the yard and
obliged by posing in the sunshine alongside 416. 2/5/2002
HST - 43161 leads 43007 on the northbound Devon Scot. 2/5/2002
from the LNWR workshops with 47270 "Cory Brothers
1842-1992" in tow with engine running. The pair
paused in bay platform 7 before taking off onto the Marches line.
On test? 2/5/2002
brought in the morning Holyhead-London. 2/5/2002
was 90006"Roger Ford/Modern Railways Magazine"
for the onward journey. 2/5/2002
been messing about outside the LNWR workshops for a while and
later repeated 47270's meander by running into bay platform 7
with Class 50 number 431 in tow. The hoover was started up with
a cloud of clag(!) before the pair also left on the Marches line.
On test? 2/5/2002
to live at Crewe in pre electrification days and eventually double
headed the Anglo Scottish expresses as the timetable was improved.
They were later transferred to the Western Region where they
saw out their days.
its mailvans for AC electric 90225 to take North. The growler
then followed, passing through the station centre road where
220023 "Mancunian Voyager" was coupled
to 220025 on a Manchester-Brighton working. 2/5/2002