Midland Pullman Driver Training

©Joe Bevan

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.