HARTFORD 18th JUNE 2018

 Travel into Crewe from the Manchester direction was not possible during the afternoon because the wires were down near Wilmslow. Buses were running between Alderley Edge and Crewe but no times were available and when I rang Northern the person I spoke to didn't know there was a problem. The indicator boards at Sandbach simply said CANCELLED against all train times. I had paid £3 to park but nothing and nobody was there to stop me so that's more money down the drain because of Northern's incompetence, they really are the worst. I drove to Winsford but it was impossible to park there so I continues up the line to Hartford where it cost me a further £3.70, seeing Scotsman was an expensive affair but then it was double heading!
A northbound Pendolino hurried through.

There were Pendolinos aplenty .

 68030 hurried through light engine.

 There was local traffic.

 A northbound freight with 90042 leading 90049.

 Southbound freight.

 Another double-header with Class 5 45212 piloting 60103 "Flying Scotsman" en route for Carnforth with The Lakes Express running from London Victoria.

 Scotsman tucked inside.