December 2009 - PAGE TWO

 Kidsgrove station and the low Winter Sun is causing problems, time to move! 19/12/2009

 Probably the last local steam charter for 2009 and 6201 "Princess Elizabeth" burst from under the road bridge at Kidsgrove with the "Christmas Thames-Dee" en route for Chester via Crewe. 19/12/2009

Lighting conditions were difficult with the bright Winter Sun looking straight down the lens, plenty of white frost and a heavy mist in the cutting. However, you can't mistake the Stanier outline as 6201 hits the substantial pointwork to enter the ex-NSR line to Crewe. 19/12/2009

 A few shots of local "stuff" as 350262 enters the Crewe line. 19/12/2009

 Dogbox 153383 wearing it's Winter boot as it heads for Crewe while working the Crewe-Derby shuttle. 09/12/2009

 When you see the Voyager and Pendolino services speeding through the station it's easy to understand why the pointwork is so substantial. This is 220016 in XC livery, en route for Manchester Piccadilly. 19/12/2009

 An unidentified, Manchester-bound Pendolino at speed. 09/12/2009