|97303 stands at Crewe having reversed on 3S71 the north Wales RHTT. Due to traversing ERTMS fitted lines this diagram|
has to be worked by the class 97's which bring some welcome growl to Crewe. 97304 is on the rear.
|43062 'John Armitt' waits to head south with the NMT.|
All this said- the station can still have interest and I was fortunate enough to have the company of no fewer than eight class 37's during a quick 2 hours stint at the station on 28 October 2015 (three of these being on the depots to the south of the station). Throw in the New Measurement Train, a few light engines and of course the regular traffic and it is certainly still possible to have a crazy few hours at Crewe!
|The first test train, 37604 and 37667 pause at Crewe on their route to Holyhead.|
|At one stage 75% of the class 97 fleet was present at Crewe as 97301 turned up to work a test train back to Derby while the|
RHTT 97's were also in the station to reverse- unfortunately they were at opposite ends of the station.