The dark environs
of the overbridge at platform 12, long the curse of railway photographers. Today it hid the form of Super Voyager 221135. No
doubts as to its destination. 12/5/005
Waiting to leave
with a train of ballast hoppers was 66502. 12/5/2005
The disused bays
at the South end of Crewe station have been tidied up and are
about to be fenced off from platform 12. 12/5/2005
off the Shrewsbury line on a test train with 31106 bringing up
the rear. The train reversed and left on the Stoke line. 12/5/2005
86605 arrived in
platform 12 and left soon after the 31's. 12/5/2005
Brilliant sunshine at
Crewe station, always a problem because the line runs North-South
so shooting into the sun is the order of the day. 47843 came
off the LNWR sheds and headed North with 66506 and 66512 in tow.
Shining in DRS
livery, 47298 ran into bay platform 7 before reversing and heading
As if that were not enough,
66404, in DRS livery, emerged from the LNWR sheds to head North.
Magazine" could be seen many miles away shimmering through
the heat haze as it ran in to collect two members of staff.........
leaving to cross over to pause alongside the down slow. It then
reversed and headed back North. 10/5/2005
67030, having earlier
arrived off the Manchester line to head off towards Stoke, returned
with a set of tanks bound for Warrington. 10/5/32005
As the 67 ran North class
60 number 60002 "High Peak" ran the other
way to cross over and enter the Basford Hall sidings complex.
On the way out
I was met by 66508 leaving the Chester line with a mixed train
of ballast hoppers, presumably from Penmaenmawr. 10/5/2005