Friday, 9 March 2018

Weekend Showcase - WCML Trent Valley - 2001

In this showcase we feature the WCML Trent Valley as seen in 2001. With Class 390 and Class 220/221 multiple units now under construction, the traditional days of loco hauled services on the West Coast Main Line were now numbered. With future livery changes and extensive stock withdrawals, many see this as the final great era on the WCML.

87022 arrives at Rugby while working a service to Birmingham New Street - May 2001

58083 stands in the sidings at Rugby with a rake of engineering wagons - April 2001

92036 'Bertolt Brecht' approaches Rugby with a short intermodal service - April 2001

158788 waits time at Nuneaton before forming a service to Cardiff - April 2001

In the unique 'Belgium' livery, 90028 passes Nuneaton with 92029 dead in tow - October 2001

37609 passes Atherstone with a rake of empty wagons bound for Grain - June 2001

90001 storms through Tamworth with a service for Glasgow Central - May 2001

With Rugeley Power Station in the background, 58030 comes off the Walsall branch with a rake of empty MGR hoppers - June 2001

43065 leads through Rugeley Trent Valley with a service bound for London Euston - March 2001

With a livery giving a nod to the future, 90029 exits Shugborough Tunnel with a rake of mail vans headed for Willesden - August 2001

82125 leads out of Stafford with a Virgin Trains service to London Euston - September 2001

325016 leads two unidentified classmates through Stafford with a mail service bound for the capital - May 2001

37429 'Eisteddfod Genedlaethol' stands at Stafford before working a service to Holyhead - January 2001

If you have any questions about the rolling stock or repaints used above, feel free to leave a comment below.

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