SJ7154 : Diesel parade through Crewe

near to Crewe, Cheshire, Great Britain

Diesel parade through Crewe
Diesel parade through Crewe
Two diesel locomotives of different types (classes 47 and 40) haul a train of diesel multiple units southwards through Crewe station. This type of working is called "ECS" (empty coaching stock)
Crewe railway station
This railway station, opened in 1837, was once among the busiest in the world and has passed into folklore. It is still a significant railway junction, where the trunk line from London Euston splits into three branches for North Wales, Manchester and the main line continuing towards Preston and Glasgow (the Liverpool branch leaves the main line at weaver Junction about 5 miles south of Warrington). To the south there are lines to Stoke/Derby and Shrewsbury/Cardiff. Freight trains usually avoid the station by using tracks to the west which pass under the main line and Chester branch in tunnels.

The station buildings were refurbished extensively in 1985, and are being refurbished again from 2014 onwards although there is the possibility of the station eventually being replaced altogether as part of the High Speed 2 project.

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1977
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Date Taken
Monday, 11 July, 1977   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 14 February, 2010
Geographical Context
Railways 
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Railways > Railway vehicle   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 710 549 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:5.4366N 2:26.0146W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 710 549
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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