SJ7154 : Railway Station, Crewe

taken 25 years ago, near to Crewe, Cheshire, Great Britain

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Railway Station, Crewe
Railway Station, Crewe
Platform enders (trainspotters/train photographers, in other words) were always in abundance at Crewe and I went there as often as possible. The railway station was known as the Mecca - the best place to be for spotting. There were many trains throughout the day and always something to see out of the ordinary. As far as I'm concerned this is out of the ordinary. The train is bound for the capital and is headed by a DVT (Driving Van Trailer), which is common, as the trains out of London leave locomotive first. In the days before DVTs the train usually had one or two GUVs (General Utility Van) at the rear, however, in this case the locomotive is sandwiched between the carriages it is pushing and the GUVs it is hauling.
Of course the anorak beside me saw this all the time... yawn.
The Intercity liveried locomotive is Class 87016 'Sir Francis Drake'.
Crewe Railway Station is on the West Coast Main Line.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 August, 1993   (more nearby)
Thursday, 20 September, 2012
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 7107 5472 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:5.3342N 2:26.0046W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 7104 5476
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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GUVs  General Utility Van  DVT  Driving Van Trailer  Electric Locomotive  Crewe  West Coast Main Line  WCML  Railway Station  Class 87 

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