"Sir Winston Churchill" has been renamed
"Association of Community Rail Partnerships".
The ceremony was performed by Mr.Pete Waterman whose company,
LNWR, had undertaken the repainting works. 15/3/2005
looked absolutely magnificent. It was a black locomotive, in
a dark bay platform on an overcast day - yuk! Unfortunately I
didn't take my tripod so there was some juggling to get a shot
with the consequence that the cream numbers have appeared white.
Ah well, roll on Summer. 15/3/2005
At the end of the
bay was 66517. 15/3/2005
An old friend in
newer guise appeared in the form of 37401 "The Royal
Scotsman". This locomotive in EWS colours and named
"Mary Queen of Scots" was a regular performer
on the North Wales Coast after receiving a heavy overhaul at
Toton. After hanging around for a while, 401 headed off onto
the Chester line, apparently it was on route learning duties!
WCR's 57601 ran
into the holding siding before reversing and heading off onto
the Stoke line. 15/3/2005
20312 ran on to
the platform 12 avoiding loop and sat for a while......
off South in a haze of its own making. 15/3/2005
off the Stoke line and took off with its heavy load heading North.
Mole" also appeared from Stoke and it too headed
Rail Tours" brought 67006 "Royal Sovereign"
and 92033 "Berlioz" through the station
and off down the main line. 15/3/2005
Demolition of the
disused bay canopies continues apace and work at the South end
is almost complete. 8/3/2005
Seen from platform
6, the whole appearance of the station has changed. 8/3/2005
Next in line are
the North end canopies which will start to disappear on March
This shot is taken from
the foot bridge and appears in many old photographs of Crewe
from the days of steam. 8/3/2005
From old to new and it
appeared to be prototype day at Crewe with 390001 standing in
"Scott Tracy" stood just round the corner
on standby duty. Later on 170501 passed through but I am not
sure that was a prototype. 8/3/2005
390001 was later to be
joined by 390030(L) heading North.
Eventually, 001 left
for London. 8/3/2005
390008 shot into platform
....where it stood for
a while as 221105 arrived in 6 en route North. 8/3/2005
221108 dived down into
platform 1 en route for Plymouth. 8/3/2005
the Cheshire Police were doing some spotting of their own! 8/3/2005