SJ7154 : Black Douglas to the rescue

taken 28 years ago, near to Crewe, Cheshire, Great Britain

Black Douglas to the rescue
Black Douglas to the rescue
Yet another photo of Crewe station, but this shows that each picture can tell a story...

The 08.55 Holyhead to Euston would have been hauled by a diesel loco as far as Crewe (it still is, as the line through north Wales remains unelectrified). 86227 attached to the train to haul it on to London, but there must have been a problem with the loco, as a few minutes later the front loco shown here, 87030 "Black Douglas" was then sent to remove the class 86 before returning to take the train forwards. Result - 15 minutes delay. Such a scene is much less likely today, when the 'Pendolino' trains have a power car at each end.

For photos on Geograph of places associated with the histoircal Black DOuglas, see NY4996 : Hermitage Castle, sort-of near Hawick, NS8431 : Douglas Castle and NS3975 : Plaque beside the ruins of St Serf's church.
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SJ7154, 340 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 21 September, 1989   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 10 April, 2009
Geographical Context
Railways 
Place (from Tags)
Crewe 
Person (from Tags)
Black Douglas 
Category
Railway station   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 7117 5456 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:5.2482N 2:25.9141W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 7119 5459
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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