Midland Pullman Driver Training

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Locomotive Services Ltd stunning Blue/Midland Pullman HST has arrived home to Crewe after a fantastic paint job by Arlington at Eastleigh, and driver training will commence week beginning 2nd November with a daily Crewe-Carnforth-Rugby-Crewe circuit, giving the old girl a good blast on the WCML as crew and staff get up to speed.

Made up of former East Midlands Railway power cars 43046 & 43055 and MK3s 41176, 41108, 41162, 41059, 40801, 41182, 41169 & 44078, the set will depart Crewe Holding Sidings and pass a number of our cameras throughout its journey.

Monday 2nd to Friday 6th November.

5Z43 Crewe Holding Sidings to Carnforth Down & Up Goods Loop

Camera pass times: Crewe 2 & 3 (08:50), Crewe 4 (08:56), Leyland (09:37), Farington Jn (09:44), Preston (09:52) & Bolton Le Sands (10:08).

5Z44 Carnforth Down & Up Goods Loop to Rugby

Camera pass times: Bolton Le Sands (11:18), Preston (11:33), Farington Jn (11:45), Leyland (11:54), Crewe 4 (12:38) & Crewe 2 & 3 (12:39).

If you are out to photo this move throughout the week, please share your captures with us by tagging us in your social media posts on Facebook and Twitter.

Return of Steam Hauled Charters with Britannia

Steam hauled charter services return to the mainline on Wednesday 15th July as 70000 Britannia hauls Saphos Trains operated ‘The Fellsman’.

Working north from Crewe to Carlisle and back, via the world famous Settle & Carlisle Line, the charter will take in a number of our cameras en route, and you can check all the camera times below,

1Z19 Crewe to Carlsile

Crewe Cameras 2 & 3 (07:50), Crewe Camera 4 (07:53), Leyland (09:18), Clitheroe (10:13), Horton-in-Ribblesdale (11:17), Ribblehead (11:24) & Kirkby Stephen (11:49).

1Z21 Carlisle to Crewe

Kirkby Stephen (17:03), Ribblehead (17:27), Horton-in-Ribblesdale (17:33), Clitheroe (18:55), Leyland (20:00), Crewe Camera 4 (21:23) & Crewe Cameras 2 & 3 (21:26).

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