I heard that 47635
"The Lass.." was on the Holyheads so off to Crewe where
I was fortunate to meet Lucky the trainspotting dog (honest!).
He was not too happy with the cold wind but was cheered up when
he saw his last "kennel", 66227, arrive at Crewe Diesel
Depot. Lucky uses a Chinon 3501 35mm camera, he says he much
prefers it to digital. 6/10/2003
was sat in platform 12 with an empty Northern Belle Pullman set.
Lass O'Ballochmyle" arrived from Holyhead with the
12.45 to Crewe. 6/10/2003
Is this the most
decorated and most colourful locomotive on the system? 6/10/2003
You read about
them but never really expect to see one but today was my day!
A quadruple header passing through platform 1 with a southbound
freight. 86613 was leading 86430, 86609 and 86627. 6/10/2003
Robert Burns has
two locomotives carrying tributes to him, the other one is 87035,
named "Robert Burns" and carrying the
same emblem as 47635. It is approaching Crewe's platform 5 with
a London bound train while 47787 "Windsor Castle"
heads for Manchester with empty stock for the 17.20 Manchester-Holyhead.
The new order cometh!
Orange "Dylan" class 153 units can now be seen at both
ends of Crewe station as Wales and Borders takes over North wales
Coast operations. here, 153320 works the Crewe-Chester shuttle.
Yet another livery variant
as 170397 runs down from Liverpool in "Qjump" guise!
Wales and Borders
service, First Great Western coaching stock and EWS locomotive!
Such is the line-up for the loco hauled services between Crewe
and Holyhead with effect from September 28th 2003. The Birmingham
runs are now ceased because of line closure and, today, 47787
"Windsor Castle" was on duty, seen here
running round its stock to form the 15.29 to Holyhead. 1/10/2003
The 14.00 Holyhead-London
was formed by 43153 leading 43080, seen here using the link from
the Chester line into platform 6. This link was out of use for
many months until recently and not for the first time. 1/10/2003
37798, in Mainline
livery, came off the diesel depot to run North onto the West
Coast main Line. 1/10/2003
still survives on the coastal runs. Today it had collected empty
stock for the 17.20 Manchester Piccadilly working and was running
onto the Manchester line in brilliant Autumnal sunshine. 1/10/2003