Crewe station and the new timetable has brought lots of Pendolinos, many of them not stopping. This shot shows the curious situation whereby 390031 "City of Liverpool" is entering platform 6 en route for Euston. That is quite unusual but as it was entering 6, 390026 "Virgin Enterprise" was leaving platform 5, also en route for Euston! 22/12/2008

 390031 leaving. 22/12/2008

 175004 en route for Manchester. 22/12/2008

 Mail units hurtling South comprising 325008, 325006 and 325001. 22/12/2008

 390021 "Virgin Dream" heading North at a pace. 22/12/2008

 390039 "Virgin Quest" heading South - told you there were a lot of them. I must say it's impressive to see them at speed through the station. 22/12/2008

 The Euston-Holyhead has now lost its weekday Pendolino drag in favour of Super Voyagers. 221110 "James Cook" was coupled with 221105 "William Baffin" as it arrived in platform 12 running around 7 minutes down on arrival. 22/12/2008

 221105 "William Baffin". 22/12/2008

 390046 "Virgin Soldiers" rocketing North. 22/12/2008

 153321 arrived sporting its new EMT overcoat. 22/12/2008

 390030 "City of Edinburgh" on the up fast. 22/12/2008

 175104 on a South Wales - Manchester service - catch the old livery while you can. 22/12/2008

 350237, one of the new 350/2 class. 22/12/2008

 221??? leaving platform 11. Another class 221 numbering deviant, last time it was no numbers now it's just 221. I forgot to catch the name - if it had one! 22/12/2008

 185002 leaving for South Wales. 22/12/2008

 Having seen some activity around the LNWR sheds i was surprised when four class 47's appeared. Leading was 47805 "Talisman". This engine was formally named "Pride of Toton", a coastal performer. 22/12/2008

 Next was an old friend 47769 "Resolve". 22/12/2008

 The coach was numbered 1203 and then came 47848 "Titan Star". Formerly named "Newton Abbot Festival of Transport", another coastal performer. 22/12/2008

 Finally 47815 "Great Western". 22/12/2008

 On the way out I was surprised to see 221105 entering bay platform 9 from the Chester line. Obviously this had been split from 110 at Chester - interesting working. 22/12/2008