Another visit to Crewe
LNWR Heritage works, this time to see 44422 off on its way to
Minehead and The West Somerset Railway to take part in the Somerset
& Dorset events being held in March. 44422 is the only surviving
example of a left hand drive LMS 4F. The engine used to carry
tablet catching equipment on its cab side during its work on
the S&D. The engine was on its way South from The East Lancashire
Railway and had stopped off at Crewe for attention to its connecting
rods. 44422 will return to Bury for the rest of the 2006 season.
Island" was parked in the headshunt waiting to re-enter
the station and take a Pendolino out to Holyhead. Behind the
fence on the left is where the avoiding lines join the northbound
West Coast Main Line after having passed under the station. 28/6/2006
A Pendolino shot past
heading South. 28/2/2006
Then 66207 with a southbound
coal train. 28/2/2006
57313 later appeared
as it started its journey to Holyhead with 390006 "Virgin
Sun" in tow. 28/2/2006
Impressive I feel....
86501 came off the IEMD
and ran through the station. 28/2/2006
As did 90020 "Colingwood".
Now here's a sight you
won't often see! 68030 pilots 6201 "Princess Elizabeth"
into Crewe - just kidding. The tank is in LNWR Heritage awaiting
several repairs. 28/2/2006
5224 was also receiving
Finally, 44422 was on
its way to the seaside, its tender had already been taken down
the previous week. Thanks, as ever, to the staff at LNWR Heritage
at Crewe and remember folks, the works is not open to the public.