Yet more rugby specials
from Crewe but first a visit to the diesel depot to find 37606
parked up. 25/11/2001
A few minutes later 37216
ran through the station on a track maintenance train then to
enter the depot yard from the South and run onto the fuel point.
Scotsman", formerly "Mary Queen of Scots"
during its North Wales Coast days, ran into platform 11 with
the empty stock for 1Z10 the 09.00 for Cardiff. 1Z66 has earlier
left at 08.15 behind 37412 "Driver John Elliott"
running 15 minutes down. 25/11/2001
What a shame there was
apparent need to rename this locomotive. 25/11/2001
The weather was absolutely
appalling with incessant rain and very little light hence the
grainy pictures. 25/11/2001
Starting off dead on
Away into the gloom via
Chester and Wrexham because of engineering works on the traditional
route through Nantwich. 25/11/2001
37411's nameplate ex
37413, now withdrawn.
37411 was parked on the
diesel depot and was started up with no effort and little smoke.
The locomotive drew forward
to the headshunt. 25/11/2001
Returned and crossed
over the running lines en route for the carriage sidings to collect
the stock. 25/11/2001
411 soon returned to
follow 401 into platform 11 to form 1Z11, the 10.10 for Cardiff.
It has always been the
habit of class 37 locomotives to hide under bridges at Crewe,
such is the layout of the station. On this occasion 411 was half
in and half out, a dash of flash reflecting off the warning strips.
Flash again nullified
the backlight to produce a reasonable shot with a setting at
Time to go and the weather
was worsening, dark and (very) wet. 25/11/2001
Holding an umbrella in
a semi gale while trying to photograph trains is not the easiest
of hobbies. 25/11/2001
Away past the LNWR workshops
and Crewe heritage Centre. Will I be at Crewe for the return
trains - no! 25/11/2001