Above is an image of 40145 waiting to depart Euston for Crewe on Wednesday after bringing a train up from Bristol to Wembley via Reading and Acton.
This morning 40145 is scheduled to haul a Class 20 from Crewe to Barrow Hill and then accompany Shaun Wrights D213 from Barrow Hill to Crewe.
Departure from Crewe is shown to be at 07.55 hours, and 145 will go via Stafford ( 08.35 ) and Lichfield (09.00) and have a 2 minute stop at Derby ( 09.47 to 09.49 ) and is due at Barrow Hill about 10.30.
ON THE RETURN,
The journey to CREWE, should be VIA the same route as the outward run with 40145,
The timings stated are what has been planned by Network Rail, but if there is a lash up on the network on the day in the vicinity of the selected route, the timings AND / OR, the route may change.
PLEASE be mindful that the information stated is given in good faith, but can NOT be guaranteed.
Moving on, Shaun has done a fantastic job on ANDANIA, and the loco looks superb, both inside and out.
All being well, ANDANIA will see some action in the weeks ahead as 40145 is going to have a break.
Something between £15,000 to £20,000 is the expected cost, subject to the extent of the bodywork repairs needed.
IF anybody wants to help fund the project, any donation received will not be turned away !
FINALLY, lets wish SHAUN WRIGHT ALL THE VERY BEST, with ANDANIA.
He has put a massive amount of effort AND MONEY, into getting the locomotive back in working order, and whilst doing so, has still put time aside to help The CFPS.
I DO SINCERELY HOPE THAT ALL Shaun’s TROUBLES WITH D213 ARE NOW BEHIND HIM.