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MICHAEL HENNEY
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This page shows a selection of diesel traction in and around 6G.
Some shots show diesels in the depot and in the sidings and some show
them on the main line passing through Llandudno Junction station.


Mike also opens up his spotters notebook from 1965 and 1968 to provide unique 'visits' to
(6G) Llandudno Junction shed during the "glorious years" along with visits to Bangor (6H)
  Holyhead (6J)   Croes Newydd (6C)   Birkenhead (8H)  Fleetwood (10C) and Lostock Hall (10D)

Another trip takes in Stoke (5D)  Crewe South (5B)  Crewe North (5A)  along with Crewe Works.

On August 15th 1965 Mike went around Buxton (9L) Stockport (9B) and Heaton Mersey (9F) and these
notes are also shown below.

Two trips to Doncaster (36A) in 1965 and 1966 are also shown below.

Another visit to Crewe in 1966 is also recorded below along with some photos taken on this and previous visits.

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All of the photos in the diesel section, although not individually dated, were taken between 1977 - 1985.
Mike's affection for class 40's is obvious from the selection below.

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MY SPOTTERS NOTEBOOK

July 10th 1965

For one week commencing July 10th 1965, I spent a week's holiday in Llandudno.
(Mrs Sheargold's Number 2 Tygwyn Road).

Most of my time was spent on trains up and down the coast using a holiday runabout card.



According to my notebook, on July 12th I went to Bangor & Holyhead. It seems that Bangor 6H must have closed
by then, as I only recorded

84009, D1842 & 70042.




The following loco's are recorded as being on 6J (Holyhead):

44906 75052 73130 D1815 44712 45280 45223 47439 47266 45345 44762 44711 45298 44694 45250
45300 70046 45447
44814 45282 48120 73160.

The following were noted at the station afterwards. 45279 D292 45344 44765.


Later, on arrival back at 6G station, I took the opportunity to go around there also (according to my notebook, I went
around 6G nearly every day). On 6G at the time were:

90503 47507 44981 45285 41200 47361 41204 41234 41241 70000 41233 48175 45237 75029 84003
45045 45275 45143
45311 45111 3208 47410 80131 47673 41232 41220
41272 41201 41202.



The following two loco's were recorded at 6G station whilst awaiting train back to Llandudno.

75009 44864.







Following on from my trip to 6H 6J & 6G on July 12th, the following day I travelled in the opposite
direction to Chester and on to Birkenhead (8H ) & Croes Newydd (6C).


Between Llandudno & Chester, the following were noted.
(Unfortunately, I did not note any locations in my notebook until I got to Birkenhead shed):
I imagine that a few of them would have been on or around Mold Junction.

45344 44807 48305 45094 75071 47389 47533 48213 47674 45058 92106 42283 92026 D7580 42121.



On (8H) Birkenhead  were:

D2501 92107 90068 D2388 48437 48408 44712 47423 D2220 D2375 D2502 45352 92151 42777 42566 48611
92059 47324 73095 92112 92166 92046 92045 92165 92105 42936 92108 92134 92033 92127 92020 42765 48695
92159 92102 92133 42712 92088 42937 42224.

Some heavy duty freight loco's there on that day, 18 9F's, a WD 2.8.0, & 4 Stanier 8F's!




After leaving 8H, the following were noted before arrival back at Chester:

42156 42859 47447 47627 42606 92047.


Noted at Chester Station on arrival:

75016 92082 48347 12048 44897 12054.



Noted after leaving Chester:

48134 84004.



ON (6C) Croes Newydd :

9639 80079 80078 1660 4645 2268 6952 3865 6651 47321 5677 5676 73045 3813 6626 9630 5667
1628 3749 80100 82006.



Seen at Wrexham General station:

48325 73004 45403 1638.



Seen after leaving Wrexham:

42775 47350 D4105 46495.



At Chester Station:

73034 45145 92054 73126 45046 48712.



After leaving Chester:

45305 45429 45093.



The two scans below show the holiday runabout card that Mike used for the above trips.






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According to my notebook, on June 12th 1965, I went to Blackpool by train.
Now I had assumed that this was on a local Working Man's Club trip, but these were usually on Sundays, but this date was a Saturday.
Anyway, here are the entries from my book:


CREWE:

D1651 45494 48730 47482 73094 45280 44918 42494 D210 D5718 47325 D1691 D5709 D2742 D2711 D2741.



WARRINGTON
:

70013 78030 45140 48762 44875 70033 12102 45386 12078 44115 45531 42953.



WIGAN:

44522 D1725 45070 92124 44294 45019 45108 12003 48469 12032 48062 42954.



PRESTON:

46486 45237 45385 70024 44709 78002 D255 48218 42644 45415 D3368 90650 45341 42460 D380.



On arrival at Blackpool and with the help of my shed directory, I made my way to 10C, Fleetwood shed by tram.
On shed were:

D2863 D2860 48099 47317 45107 44982 45274 44729 84016 42460 47666 44675 48223 44986 45200 84011 48319   *84018   45271 84010   *42494   *48413  42431.





* Three of the engines on shed at Fleetwood (10C) that day were photographed below.

Fleetwood shed closed in 1966.


The 8F and 2-6-4 T had been withdrawn (no coal in tender/bunker)

*2-6-4 T No. 42494.






* 8F No. 48413.






* BR Standard 2-6-2 T No. 84018 looking forlorn in store with wrapped chimney prior to withdrawal at Fleetwood.





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On arrival back in Blackpool, I went to North Station and noted:

44697 45046 44988 45206 45227 45347.



On shed at 10B were:

D5235 44987 45389 45581 44914 70010 D5021 48618 45083 44847 44935 44988 45203 45101 45604.



Back at the station
prior to departure were:

D5194 44822 45050. (45050 probably our train loco).



On the return journey were noted:

Preston:

D5711 D4114 78037.


WIGAN
:

75015 45226 70022 90148 46402 90399 90585 90724 45129.


WARRINGTON
:

12023 D2392 48715 45655 12075 44384 48697.



On Sunday 20th October 1968, myself and half a dozen or so mates went on a coach trip to Blackpool for 'the lights'.
We had all just attained the 'legal' age (18), and could now go into a pub without fear of being refused service.

We intended to go to Blackpool, have a drink, go to the Pleasure Beach, then return to Stoke via the Illuminations, which is what we did.

What I had not anticipated and was completely unprepared for, was the refreshments/comfort stop on the outward journey.
This was at a pub located virtually next door to
10D Lostock Hall.

I had no notebook or camera, but managed to find a pen and something to write on.

The shed had the following loco's on:

44950 44713 48763 44816 44878* 45386 44971 45055 48253 45388 45269 48493 45260 44894 45407 45287 45305 44874 45318* 45444
45313? 44806 45073 45017 D2861 45156 D255 73069 48476 45353 D2863 D3410 48293 45212 45110 48546
45149 44942 48340 D2862 D3367 D3783 48294.

Some of the steam loco's still survive today.
Not quite sure of the reason for the question mark against 45313, but it is entered against it in my book. I don't now have the original paper used at the time.

I even copped* a couple of Black 5's.





On November 22nd 1964, I went to 5D, 5B, 5A & Crewe Works. Unfortunately, without a camera.
Loco's seen were:



STOKE 5D:
44214 47664 44682 45268 48453 48246 44344 76020 47273 47649 43019 48516 78056 45020 48736 48131 48403 45240 45050 48110 45060 42070 48114 44832
48741 45387 43115 48248 42160 48016 44678 45257 48756 45270 48000 48260 44678 48476 45074 48502 48004 48768 48693 48721 92107 48178 75036
42564 47280 42542 44079 78017 45276 44499 44421 47587 43118 42540 42075 76051 42478 47596.

Seen between Stoke & Crewe:
D377 42605 45146 75035 44355.



 CREWE SOUTH 5B:

70019 47494 70031 12021 D2909 D2911 D3583 12051 D5008 D373 D3291 D2236 D5013 12019 D3584 47338 47397 76023 73025 44838
45128 42754 D8125 48632 47482 D8117 45553 D8065 45586 76038 43151 45232 45279 48630 43113 45021 46484 44731 45046 6829 7821
44727 48655 7914 42066 47399 45002 45001 45392 45113 48392 47530 48292 78023 92016 48757 7820 78031 44812 45033 48743 44571 92003
44909 43052 43088 76044 48448 47677 44714 43034 44500 47680 44840 44713 78007 45065 45391 42710 43026 78010 92050
44218 78036 48050 45248 48745 44842 45241 92067 44893 44749 48385 92047 47467
48738 45298 80125 45300 48697 47354 92160 48001* 42574 42468 44748 42657 45003 48690.
* Also listed as being on the works




CREWE NORTH 5A:

D213 D5006 D1709 D297 D228 D212 D233 D344 D5017 D375 D5141 D1634 D368 D304 D298 D335 D1684 D1752 D5281 D1631 D1633 70042
45243 70030 73026 42967 48633 78030 70052 46491 71000 45704 42240 45617 45672 45552 45553 46235 46228 46245 46251 46240 46254 46239
46256 41229 42849 44765 70014 45676 70000 44764 41212 45344 45554 45655 70050 70051 44716 75012 70047 44680 44763 D1732 44679 D371 45689 45249.







CREWE WORKS:

47597 47400 47330 44593 44373 47661 47505 D305  (LION)  D1640 D224 D1635 D1636 D395 D6774 70002 D6836 D293 44450
1439
According to the NRM website 1439 is a LNWR 0-4-0 Saddle Tank built Crewe 1865 and withdrawn in 1954.
This loco is part of the national collection, and is on Loan to the Ribble Steam Railway.

70034 48677 48153 92206 48267 45089 80072 48212 48192 48365 48529 44560 47615 44667 92167 45031 48252 42089 45035 48206
42218 42569 92139 48505 92055 42616 70001 42588 44773 70039 46499 45303 D200 92117 D338 D5716 26053 26025 26049 D324
70015 42297 70037 48168 44658 D219 D3245 44778 D257 D1637 48056 D8035 D6849 92008 D214 42264 45716 45103 46501 70018
45130 48764 44989 D5714 48455 44985 D351 D227 D8059 D8001 45660 D8036 D6837 45215 D5700 D8044 D6835 D236 48190 D8026
48353 92079 92074 48556 42581 92019 46402 92088 48764 44844 48455 44730 42267 92087 45562
92064 48168 92117 45303 92167 92004 45412 48612 48708 47658 48001* D1635 42665 48740 44710 45348.
* Also listed as on 5B

Under construction Brush type 4's D1641/D1667.

You will note that 48001 is listed twice, once on 5B and again on the works.
D1635 is listed twice in the works.
The most likely explanation is that the works entries finished at about 47658, and the final entries refer to loco's seen in or around the station.

It was not a bad day, I noted that I had copped 96 loco's (95 actually as 48001 was ticked off twice as a cop).

I did the same trip again just under 3 months later on 10th January 1965.
By then, 71000 had moved from 5A onto the works, and all but one of the semi's (46240) had gone to the scrap man.
Don't know why 46240 was still on 5A, it's disposal date is shown as 31/12/64 on the RAILUK website, same as the others seen in November 1964.





Below are details of a couple of trips made to Wolverhampton 2B Oxley & 2K Bushbury.
Travel was by train to Stafford, or could have been a through train to Wolves High Level, cannot now remember. I know it was by DMU.

From High Level we made the short walk to Low level to buy a ticket to Dunstall Park, then to the sheds.
Apart from the two trips detailed below, I know that there was at least one earlier trip made, but unfortunately, details are now lost.
I know that Stafford Road shed was still open then. You could see the yard from the platform wall at Dunstall Park.
On one of those unlisted trips I remember waiting at Dunstall Park for a train back to Low Level when we heard an express approaching.
We tried to identify the loco from its smokebox numberplate as it approached, but it did not have one! As the train passed, we managed to get the loco number from the cabside.
It was 4472 Flying Scotsman (I remember that I wrote down 4475). It may have been on a Tallyllyn Railway special train?



FIRST TRIP
 August 15th 1964.



Wolverhampton LL
:
12012 D3757 6979 9661 7020 D3035 D3028.


2B OXLEY:
D1687 D1682 5971 6916 3776 8707 8739 9776 5063 D1753 D3977 6811 48517 4167 3823 4120 6917 5089 9658 3631 9774 6871 6961
78008 9768 9724 3741 4687 4165 5971 7824 6137 3792 92210 48029 5002 73015 6922 6840 6925.


2K BUSHBURY:
44981 44875 48629 45310 42965 46428 44340 45405 42983.



DUNSTALL PARK STATION:
5056 D1690 D1696 45672
The Jub would probably have been on the viaduct going to High Level Station.

LOW LEVEL STATION:
D1740 3605 7810 D1709 44714 D1747 6927 D1689 6848 7829 D1747 D3867 45283 48171 42957 48715.




SECOND TRIP
 March 6th 1965.


Seen between Stafford and on Low Level Station:
48526 D325 D2221 D3583 48453 D3116 D3115 12004 D3977 6870 6851.


2B OXLEY:
45052 7929 45089 6876 6947 92151 7821 6827 6858 7915 5988 6831 6864 3631 D1594 73014 7907 7904 92131 73035 48755 75024 6857 6833 48762
73160 48691 92217 73157 7011 73158 48411 D1697 7023 7024 7019 D1685 D3191 D3978 42157 48384 48133 73019 6803 48475 6869
5971 3776 4148 3792 3788 73091 78008 6918 73033 8767 3744 9768 9658 73025 D1746 48749 9640 D3757 D1733 12049 D3037.


2K BUSHBURY:
92158 42062 47437 42604 45439 42983 45405 48718.


DUNSTALL PARK STATION:
D1688 4165 D1709.


LOW LEVEL STATION:
3605 6656 9776 D1708 6980 4920 D1687 3782 D1701 7820 D1732 D5146 D1742 D1750 6879 92167.


BETWEEN STAFFORD & STOKE:
45374 D3584 D5140 48602 D320 D344 73028 73159 92122 44810






On Sunday 15th August 1965, two of us went by bus from Hanley to Buxton. On arrival at Buxton, we went
straight to the shed which was then coded 9L.




On 9L were:

44169 45705 43967 44271 44587 44867 44076 48389 44063 44339 68068 46480 48464 48472 46401 D5211
44599 68079 68012 D5291 46465 48428 48495 68006 48465 48088.




From Buxton we then went by train to Stockport, and on the station we noted E3075.

On 9B were
:

90639 48200 42849 84014 75000 42727 92089 84017 48648 42712 45654 D3686 48357 48437 42812 48555 48406 48633
48549 44394 42942 45596 44868 84026 70015 48269 48600 42940 44836 44913 42900 42734 45225 42819 70004 45046
42730 84013 41202 41204 41220 42849 45348.





Our next shed was 9F Heaton Mersey.

On 9F were:

42967 48490 43031 42955 43013 42960 48501 42958 42977 44815 48701 48362 42948 48176 48507 48161 48115 42947 48695
42974 42961 42982 48398 48503 48208 42975 48190 48176 45071 43042 43012 48387 42951 48329 43010 48613
42945 48613 42968 43033 45063 48127 43047 43048 43063 42964 D3771 D3770 D3772.




I can also remember going round Newton Heath and Agecroft in 1964, but alas, details are no longer available.










TWO VISITS TO DONCASTER ARE SHOWN BELOW.



D9009 at Retford on August 22nd 1965.








The first trip was on August 22nd 1965.

At Sheffield we noted a trio of shunters:
D4043 D4047 D4190.



On arrival at Doncaster Station we saw :  D3484 before making our way to 36A where the following were noted:

90413 61367 61302 90018 90498 90533 90330 D9016(passing) 90636 63858 63734 90252 D4078 90480 90437 90687 D1790 D6812 D3725
D2554 90277 D3332 63730 63653 D280 61196 63688 63785 D6811 90369 D6702 D6810 92183 90364 90625 D5687 61055 90158 90538 D5817 D6961
D6751 D1795 61370 D1864 61058 90096 90195 61107 61225 90001 92168 90477 90476 90506 61039 90557 90421 63738 63818 63764 90454
61157 61094 90296 63613 90235 D5609 90169 63593 D6805 D1760 61208 D6783 90203 D249 61329 61384 61326 D5813 90448
90255 90305 90156 92172 90683 90073 D3623 61087.





Back on the station, the following were noted:

D4081 D4068 D397 D3850 D385 D189 D1536 D1527 D192 D9008 D1528 D1579 D5163 D5512 DW11(cannot remember whether these works shunters were steam or diesel!)
D9006 D3479 D3480 D5504 D1520 D1577.

We then went by train to Retford. I think we we hoping to go round the shed there. We did not, maybe it had closed by then. We noted the following on the station:
D9009 D3615 D1531 D5843 D9017.

Back at Doncaster Station we noted the following before getting the bus back to Hanley:
D5807 D3622 D2571 D5169 D9002 D9010 90240 D391 D282 D5565 D174 DW14 D180 D170 D5602 D5677 D1545 D8217 D6600.








The second visit was made on April 10th 1966.

(A yellow asterisk * denotes a photo of the engine is shown below)



On 36A:

D5842 90484 90032 90178    *(61026)     90035 90683 90037 D4078 D3481 90063 90156 D3473 D4055 D1536 D1791 90577 D1770 D355 D241  * (D6800)    D1892 D5822
92183 61360 D6751 D388 61058 90183 90516 90718 90477 90190 61210 90493     * (92201)     61326 90080 90498 61223 61087 90364 90142   * (63785)
90073 D3482 D1572 61158 92006 61329 45660 90636 61042 D2956 90709 90075 61017 61173 90410 44762 61406 D6748 90001 90538
63781 90002 61121 63818 63653 90018 D1794 D1512 90551 90437 63858 D3479 48137 D3622 D3650 D3651 departmental81.

Some of the engines on (36A) were photographed on that day and are shown below.
Mike tried to get a shot of the "Jub" 45660 'Rooke' but alas the light was
insufficient for his Instamatic camera inside the depot.



* D6800.





* LNER B1, No.61026 "Ourebi"






* LNER 04, 2-8-0, No. 63785





* 2-10-0 9F, No.92201









We then went over the wall into the works yard to see:

D9009 D2550 D3874 D3809 D2700     * (D8404)     D4038 D5862 D5067 D6838 D3875 12136 D2241 D3633 D8222 D4501 D2229 D5851 D6714 D5670 D2074
D5902 D5514 D5803 D6825 D5567 D6744 D5624 D8608 D8603 D5536 D6835 D4030 D3073 D5560 D5516 D5605 D5611 D6736 D2054 D8405 D8204 D3712 D4029 D4088.



*D8404 in the Works yard.







On the station:

* (D9017)    D3484   D4058    * (D5690)    * (D9014)    * ( D9012)    D1511    * (D1508)    D1532     * (D9004)     * (D9007)       D1765






* D9017








* D5690









* D9014









* D9012








* D1508








* D9004









* D9007






During the two visits, we only saw one steam loco actually at work (90240 at 36A station on the 1965 trip).



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VISIT TO CREWE WORKS - (5A) - (5B) - and (DIESEL DEPOT)  -  May 29th 1966.



Noted on train from Stoke and at Crewe station:

15001 D4110 D3584 45302 D3799 D3245 E3183 D329.E3007 D3292 E3191 D1736 E3013 E3069 E3091 E3188 E3092 E3094 D1632 D1679 D229 D1688
E3112 E3105 E3199 E3171 E3153 E3115 E3029 E3129 E3085 D3084.




DIESEL DEPOT:

D5018 D5196 D1644 D5281 D1850 D310 D1852 D320 D5082 D289  E3073 (passing?)   D1686 D1847 D1839 D1925 D1619 D1899.





SEEN BEFORE ENTERING THE WORKS: (assumed passing the Diesel Depot whilst were we going round)

E3068 70028 44903 D1622 E3032.





WORKS:

70007 47658 47661 D2722 D2719 47384 47649 (Under construction D1100/1109) LION D1998 D1997 D1999 D5709 71000 D1557 D1626 D1989
D321 D341  *44377  44890 45198 45395  *75016  *E5016   D1721 45330 D5702 45187  *D5710  44884 92118 45243 26021 E3033 48092
27000 26007 D3588 D7587  *26005  D1651?(could be 1657)  D1602 D228 D1725 D202 D327 D203 D1712 D257 D344 D304 D355 D387 D329 D1745
D8045 D8047 D1761 D1719 45466 D1758 92218 48773 D306 45001 D1740 92163 45231 45345 D1735 D1755 44725 D1555 92048 D1760
D1507 D1568 D299 D5717 D1752 D276 D1782 D1577 D1729 D360 D7582 D315 D1590 D1549 D334 D325 D1620 D1969
D1856 D5242 D1710 D1990 D1733 D1901 D5222 D5220 D1887 E3031 D8022 D1624 D7569 D1810 E3042 E3067 E3043 E3175 26009
D5704 D1909 E3045 E3037 D8040 D1746 44525  *E5015.

*Note the Southern electric loco's in for upgrading.



* 0-6-0 4F No.44377 with D341 at Crewe Works 29/05/66







* D5710 outside the works on 29/05/66







* 26005 heads the line of 26007 and 27000 on 29/05/66







BR Standard Class 4 No. 75016 on Crewe Works May 29th 1966.













SEEN BEFORE ENTERING 5B:

D220 D1647 D3798 D1845 D373.





ON 5B:

44715 D2236 D2208 D3291 D2220 12009 12022 D2505 D3866 D3833 12037 48477 47530 D2385 12021 73026 92129 45033 15000 47450
92128  *45154  78036 78019 43113 45003 48554 48633 47565 44808 43020 45297 45446 47590 78010 45139 45027 48544 D3860 44942 45455 D3175
12005 44729 45118 48255 47397 44672 43034 43026 45442 47391 47494 43052 45250 45393  45116?(could be 45110)  78031 44685 45421 45353
45447 44683 47482 43088 45021 44684 45145 44776 47521 D2911 48620 D3083 D3763 44762 12025 43024  *70022  *70023  44906
48353 43151 45422 45289 45308 45056  *45248  48356 92064 48762.



*Black Five No.45248 withdrawn on 5B 29/05/1966.






* Britannia class No. 70023 'Venus' on 5B 29/05/66.






*Named Black Five No. 45154 'Lanarkshire Yeomanry' on 5B 29/05/66







* Britannia No. 70022 'Tornado' on 5B 29/05/66.












ON THE OLD 5A:

D1696 D1629 D1633 D1631 D5013 D1635 D316




PASSING 5A: 

E3189 E3008 E3098 D1744 E3161

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The following photos were taken on various visits to 5B.




0-6-0 4F No. 44525 on 5B November 6th 1966.







LMS 2-6-0 No. 46512 on 5B June 6th 1966.







4-6-0 "Grange" No. 6859 'Yiewsley Grange' on 5B July 25th 1965.








Britannia No. 70014 'Iron Duke' on 5B July 25th 1965.







Britannia No. 70034'Thomas Hardy' on the turntable at 5B on February 19th 1967.









CREWE ELECTRIC DEPOT April 19th 1970.


On April 19th 1970, I went to an open day at Crewe Electric Depot on Wistaston Road.

As I recall, there was a DMU shuttle to the depot from Crewe station.

Whilst I have details of everything seen on the day, I did not mark in my book where the electric depot entries started/finished.
I remember that you could get to the footbridge over the Chester line to the works by the signal box (which is still there).
You could just see a few loco's and the traverser.

This is what was seen on the day:




Between Stoke & Crewe:

310, 7512, 3217, 3763, 5289, 5032, 5133.



Crewe.
[ ( * ) definitely on the Electric depot ]

12052, 217, 3105, 1962, 3984, E3056, 3194, 5206, E3126, E3155, 440, 418, 5017, 4143, 8029, 5092, 406, 436, 401,
425, 3095, HS4000*, 5084*, 233*, 216*, 1957*, E3103*, 5201*, E3067*, 26013*, E3011*, E3070*, E3182*, E3007*, E3021*, E3020*, E3079*,
E3005*, E3001*, E3067*, E3059*, 427*, 3290*, 1961*, 1837*.




HS4000.






D5084









The following are shown as being on the Works, but I'm not 100% sure apart from those marked ( * )which are in the photograph below.

6883*, 315*, 1548, 272, 234, 1523, 3068.




D6883 and D315








Crewe Station:

1801, 447, 442, E3051, 410, 1696, 441, E3078, E3022, 6876, 1580, 208, 1948.



Return journey was via Stafford, and noted there whilst waiting for connection:

1836, E3189, 1960, 5045, 3467, 5057.


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A selection of railway tickets, of local interest, from Mike Henney's collection are shown below.


































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DIESEL SECTION


On Saturday April 24th 1976 the North Wales Railway Circle ran a charter to mark the
Farewell to class 24's on the coast. The plan was to run from Crewe non-stop to Holyhead
then back to Llandudno Junction and on to Bleanau Ffestiniog before returning to
the Junction and finally returning through Chester to Crewe.
The non-stop run was thwarted by a signal check somewhere between Colwyn Bay
and Llandudno Junction.

As it happened the 24's lasted a few more years on the coast main line.

The locomotives involved were 24133 & 24085.

A souvenir ticket of the event is shown below along with six photos of the tour at various locations.






Passing number 6 Signal Box at Chester with the outward leg.





Passing the "lions" on the Britannia Bridge heading for Holyhead.




Loco's running round the train at Holyhead.





Entering the Junction en route to Bleanau.





24133 waits at Bleanau.





The train entering the main line on the way back to the Junction.





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The following four photos show DMU's at Llandudno Junction.










47609 'Fire Fly' waits for the "off"  at the Junction.





47604 with a Holyhead bound train.





47535 leaves the Junction with an "up" express.





47442 passes through the Junction.






40192 with an "up" mixed goods.






40172 waits at the Junction with a Holyhead bound train.





40172 in the sidings at Llandudno Junction station.






40171 at Llandudno Junction station.






40152 stands in 6G sidings. The Conwy estuary can be seen in the background while today Ffordd 6G and
the Tesco superstore dominate the scene.





40152 with the carriage shed in the background.






40135 passes through 6G.






40135 passes through the station with Conwy castle in the background.
This view was soon to disappear as the salt marshes, behind the diesel , would be reclaimed to build the
Tesco superstore which stands there today and the new Ffordd 6G road which now swoops across this scene.






40135 and 40013 at Llandudno Junction station.





40096 passes through the Junction with a heavy goods.






40096 waits for a path with a goods train in the Junction station sidings.







40092 passes through the Junction with a heavy train from Penmaenmawr.






40085 in 6G sidings.






40081 with a Holyhead bound express.






40081 passes the old signalbox and approaches Llandudno Junction station.






40062 with an "up" express.






40047 passes through Llandudno Junction with a mixed goods.





40047 with a train of empty wagons.






40047 with another train of empty wagons.






40035 waits for the "off" at Llandudno Junction.






40031 with a train of empty wagons probably bound for Penmaenmawr Quarry.





40031 approaches Conwy Castle with a train of empty wagons probably bound for Penmaenmawr.





40015 at the Junction.





40015 passing through.





Another shot of 40015 with the same train.





40014 in a siding at 6G.






40013 on 6G.






40013 passing through the Junction.







40001 with a Holyhead bound train.







Another shot of 40001 with the above train.






25173 passes through with a heavy goods.





25069 with an "up" express.





24082 passes through the "up" avoiding line.





24082 on 6G.






24082 leaving 6G with empty stock.






24023 passes through the Junction. Mike suggests it's load may be aluminium ingots from the
now closed Anglesey Aluminium Plant.
But Mike says he assumed that such loads were usually conveyed in ferrywagons
similar to those further back on this page behind 40096.
Mike suggests that maybe 24023's load was for a UK destination.






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