JUNE 2002

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 Crewe Diesel depot and 37670 sits in the sparse Summer sunshine. This loco was left with the engine running for several hours, maybe it was on test but, if not, is this practice really necessary? 14/6/2002

 47757 "Restitution" arrives in Crewe's platform 12 in charge of the 10.07 Birmingham-Holyhead. Today we are riding the rails again but only as far as Chester. Holyhead is next, watch this space... 14/6/2002

 The run out of Crewe and past the LNWR workshops with 6115 "Scots Guardsman" in the background. Interestingly, 6233 "Duchess of Sutherland" and 6201 "Princess Elizabeth" were in the LNWR yard as well. 14/6/2002

 757 leaving Chester for its romp along the coast line to Holyhead. 14/6/2002

 Away under the road bridge and past the Hippo cages to the right of the line. 14/6/2002

 Back at Crewe and 08738 "Silver Fox" was taking 57002 "Freightliner Phoenix" off the pumps and into the depot workshops. 14/6/2002

 37797 was in charge of the Sandbach Acid run today. 14/6/2002

 66525 towed 47150 into bay platform 8 where they reversed and ran off to Basford Sidings. 66525 was named after Driver George Dunn who tragically lost his life at Great Heck while driving a similar locomotive. Such are the risks that train drivers take every working day and one's mind automatically drifts to the idiot fringe who attack trains regularly.

 The plate reads:

 "In remembrance of a dedicated engineman.
Driver Steve (George) Dunn.
Tragically killed in the accident at Great Heck on 28th February 2001"

 A RES liveried Class 47 diesel thunders through the leafy Cheshire countryside as 47757 "Restitution" (oops!) hauls the 10.07 Birmingham-Holyhead service through the site of Worleston station on the Crewe-Chester line. 8/6/2002

 Retro painted 47853 "RAIL Express" passes seconds later with the 9.19 Holyhead-London. Worleston station buildings are on the left. 8/6/2002

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