Star" dragged the 11.32 Liverpool-London train into
...and in disgrace
on the rear was failed Class 87 number 87020 "North
Briton". The 87 had been failed with seized brakes
and 840 was programmed to take the train through to London. The
arrival at Crewe was actually ahead of schedule but who knows
what time it reached Euston? Note the tail lamp indicating that
the AC was well and truly dead. 9/7/2003
DRS 37608 came
off the Shrewsbury line with 20313 and 20312 in tow - 608 was
carrying a headboard that read "DRS Crewe On A Mission".
They ran into bay platform 8 then reversed and ran off onto the
LNWR sheds with all three engines under power! 4/7/2003
37047 was dead
on the depot yard but was then started up to run North through
the station. 4/7/2003
The 10.21 Birmingham-Holyhead
leaving Crewe with 47756 "Royal Mail Tyneside"
in charge. 4/7/2003
Not the sharpest
of shots but it was moving some and I had just arrived with camera
unready. Recently repainted and renamed 87001, "Stephenson"
is hauling the 12.30 Euston-Glasgow which doesn't stop at Crewe!
Actually it now carries its original name which was later transferred
to the unique 87101 when 87001 became "Royal Scot"
Driver Frank Santrian
takes Fragonset's 31452 and 31126 North through the station.
How much longer??
90035 heads South with a mail train. 3/7/2003
takes the 13.56 Holyhead-Birmingham out of platform 11. 3/7/2003
Later, the other
North Wales Coast service is prepared for action as 47756 "Royal
Mail Tyneside" works the empty stock from Crewe
to Manchester Piccadilly to form the 17.19 Piccadilly-Holyhead.