Holyhead-Crewe arrived at Crewe a few minutes early behind the
usual Class 47, today it was 47828 "Severn Valley
Railway etc.". I waited for the AC electric to appear
but nothing, not even a shunter. A stroll to the South end of
the station showed the 47 still attached. 16/5/2002
47 was working through, just how far I don't know. 16/5/2002
off the diesel depot with 37670 in tow. The pair ran down to
a siding where they reversed and the 37 took the 56 North through
the station. 16/5/2002
47 was waiting to leave, Voyager 220034 arrived with the morning
Poole-Liverpool and was sent into platform 12 instead of the
usual 6. Attached at the rear was 221107, the first mixed set
I have seen. I assumed the worst and went to the North end of
the station in time to see 220034 leave on its own. Apparently
the doors had failed to open at Birmingham and the 221 was detached.
It later formed the 12.18 to Portsmouth Harbour. 16/5/2002
with the 12.18 for Portsmouth Harbour. 16/5/2002
Final day at Cardiff and two 37 hauled specials go from Crewe.
First out was 1Z37 the 08.20 with 37197 piloting 37038 and seen
here reversing the stock into platform 12. 11/5/2002
received the green and set off with the characteristic growl
of the double heading 37's - stirring stuff! 11/5/2002
the early morning sun. 11/5/2002
A welcome return to Crewe
for former coastliner favourite 37408 "Loch Rannoch"
looking particularly smart after its repaint. 408 was manoeuvring
around the yard in preparation for collecting stock for 1V77
the 09.11 Crewe-Cardiff football special. 11/5/2002
What 37/4? 1/5/2002
37408 "Loch Rannoch"
positively gleaming in the sun as it comes off Crewe Diesel depot
to collect stock. 11/5/2002
408 romps away to Cardiff.
On shed was 47635 with 47787,
recently named "Windsor Castle" and complete
with white-walled tyres. 11/5/2002
47710 arrived in platform
6 with a Preston bound charter where the train would be taken
over by Stanier pacific 6201 "Princess Elizabeth"