37 429 has arrived on time and is seen here running round its train (on platform 1 beyond the canopy)
37 415 throws out clag for the photographers as it bursts into life.
415 sets back onto the stock left behind by 429 to form a 10-coach train.
429 pulls forward past 415...
...and on under the bridge
429 backs onto 415 while Rowan and I make our way to platform 1 to load our bikes into the brake van. But the shunting isn't over as we're informed that the train has to move over to platform 3 since Stena have locked the main doors to platform 1. At first sight this seems silly but platform 3 is closer to the ferry terminal for passengers laden with heavy luggage.
Holyhead station is still semaphore signalled - this beauty can be found on platform 3
Flags too! The 18:22 leaves on time, just 35 minutes after the second incoming train and despite an announcement on behalf of a passenger who'd accidentally picked up someone else's luggage and another for a passenger to contact station staff.
First stop Bangor - we leave the train to cycle home while 429 and 415 await the green light.
Real locomotives and real coaches!
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