The North Wales Coast Line


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Scheduled Passenger Services
1998 Unusual visitors
May 1998 The Irish Mancunian
1998 to 2000 Class 37/4 locomotives on the coast
May 1999 Class 37 Spring Gala
March 1999 to Sep 2001 Class 47 Virgin services
1999 Class 101 local services
1999 Unusual visitors
1999 Sunday afternoon HSTs at Bangor
1999 More Euston - Holyhead HSTs
Jun 1999 Locomotive run-round at Bangor
Jun 1999 Locomotive run-round at Holyhead
Aug 1999 Driver John Elliott at Bangor
Sep 1999 Class 47 run-round at Bangor
2000 Unusual visitors
2000 Meetings in Bangor
Jan 2000 37 429 moonlights for Virgin
Mar 2000 Day trip to Birmingham
Apr 2000 The Irish Mancunian Again
Apr 2000 47s lend a hand
May 2000 Sunday double header
Jun 2000 The Royal Scotsman
Jun 2000 Locomotive run-round at Llandudno
Jun 2000 Four locos in eight minutes
Jun 2000 Isle of Iona and the green machine
Jul 2000 Into the Valley
Jul 2000 Sunday evening trip to Holyhead
Nov 2000 Christmas shopping in Chester
Dec 2000 Trapped in a coffin
Dec 2000 Twice to Holyhead
Dec 2000 Last run round at Bangor
Dec 2000 The last one (not)
May 2001 Daisy bows out
Sep 2001 An afternoon on Anglesey
Nov 2001 First Voyager in Wales
Nov 2001 Virgin repaints
2002 First North Western Class 47 haulage
Jan 2002 Class 47 run-round at Holyhead
Feb to Aug 2002 Class 47 Virgin services
Mar 2002 A day on the Coast
Mar 2002 Seeing double at Bangor
Sep 2003 The Queen Mother at Holyhead
Sep 2003 47s at Chester and Crewe
2004 Arriva Trains Wales Class 47 haulage
Jun to Sep 2004 Virgin 47s final fling - summer 2004
Jul 2004 Freightliner 47s on hire to Virgin
Aug 2004 to Nov 2006 The Plastic Revolution
Aug to Sep 2004 Virgin and Arriva 47s at Holyhead
Dec 2004 Day return to Valley
Jan - Feb 2005 End of the Arriva 47 services
Mar 2005 Rugby Specials
Mar 2005 Football Special
Apr 2005 Sunday off at Arriva
Jun to Aug 2005 Pendolino drags
Jul to Aug 2005 Virgin 47s
Jan to Mar 2006 Winter on the coast
Jan 2008
57 runs round Pendolino at Bangor 

Freight and infrastructure
1999 to 2005 DRS Flasks
1999 to 2001 Penmaenmawr Ballast
Jul 1999 Vegetation Control Train
2000 to 2008 RTZ (Anglesey Aluminium) 
Jan 2001 Mid afternoon at Valley
Mar 2001 Track relaying at Abergele
Mar 2001 Track relaying at Penmaenmawr
Jun 2001 Serco test train at Bangor
Oct 2003 Water Cannon 37s 2003
2003 to 2005 Inspection Saloon
Jul to Aug 2004 Engineering work
2004 Network Rail 31s at Bangor
Sep to Dec 2004 Water Cannon 37s 2004
Feb 2005 Network Rail 31s at Bangor
Jun 2005 Defective wagons
Sep 2006 DRS 37s on the Serco test train
Sep 2006 47 501 on the flasks
Aug/Oct 2006 Network Rail 101 at Bangor
Oct to Dec 2006 Water Cannon 37s 2006 
Nov 2006 and Jan 2008 DRS 66 on the flasks 
May 2007 DRS 37s at Bangor with Network Rail test train 
June 2007 DRS 47 237 at Bangor on driver training 
Aug 2007 New Measurement Train 
Sep 2007 Network Rail 31s at Bangor 
Oct/Nov 2007 67s on Arriva Trains Wales driver training 
Oct to Dec 2007 Water Cannon 37s 2007 
Jan 2008 Network Rail 
Oct to Dec 2008 Water Cannon 37s 2008

Charters
Oct 1999 A Welsh English Electric Afternoon
Nov 1999 45110 and D9009
May 2000 Deltic through Bangor
Aug 2000 Black 5 on the Ynys Mon Express
Oct 2000 Nunney Castle
Dec 2000 Royal train at Bangor
Apr 2001 A Hall in a silly livery
Jun 2001 First 67 on the coast
Oct 2001 A visit from a Duchess
2002 Various Charters
Feb 2004 GMs on the Northern Belle at Bangor
Apr to May 2004 Green Express 2004
Jun 2004 Pathfinder 2x37 charter to Holyhead
Aug 2004 Duke of Gloucester at Bangor
Sep to Dec 2004 Northern Belle
Sep 2004 6233 and diesels at Llandudno Junction
Apr 2005 6233 at Bangor
May to Jul 2005 Various Charters
Jun 2005 Charter Double
Apr 2006 Green Express to York
Apr - Nov 2006 Charters in 2006 
Sep 2006 The Duchess and the Brush
Jan - Apr 2007 Charters in 2007 
May 2008 Charters in 2008

Structures
  Britannia Bridge
  Bangor station

Trains in Trouble
Jul 2000 Breakdown at Bangor - 37 426 fails
Jul 2000 What a splendid day out! - 37 710 out, 37 695/425 back
Aug 2000 37 426 misbehaves again
Oct 2003 HST failure at Bangor
Feb 2004 Atlantic College oil leak
Aug 2004 47 853 fails at Bangor

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