Crewe Traction Maintenance Depot Open Day
17th September 2000 Part 2

 Former Coastline performer 37402 "Bont y Bermo" in store outside the depot. A tree in the background gives the illusion of grass growing from the fan cowl!

Current Coastline locomotive 37421(L) stands alongside 37420 "The Scottish Hosteller" currently "in store". 37421 has just returned from a stint on South Wales valley trains where it has been replaced by 37426 from the Coastline stud.

 Many classes were present in the depot on 17th September and this shot shows Class 60 number 60057 receiving attention to its wheelsets.

 This nose end shot of Class 37 number 37710 shows the variety of liveries around today - this particular one is the "Loadhaul" livery.

 The ghostly figure of my Wife poses alongside 37799, the external light playing tricks against the lower internal light level. Each visitor was given a fluorescent yellow jacket to wear which, unfortunately, proved irresistible to wasps.

 How do they do that! 37713 levitates while its undercarriage receives attention in a separate area of the works.

 37402 "Bont y Bermo" which is Welsh for Barmouth Bridge.

 There are numerous stored and withdrawn locomotives around the site but access was not possible for safety reasons - the site was still fully operational during the visits. EWS staff were thoughtful enough to provide a list of all these machines on the site. This example is 37889 in "Trainload" livery.

 RES liveried Class 47 number 47640
"University of Strathclyde"

 One of the two Class 47 locomotives kept specially for hauling the Royal Train, "Prince William" being given a wash and brush-up. Though appearing from a distance to be painted black , the engine is, in fact, burgundy.

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