Virgin 47s final fling - summer 2004


47 826 Springburn waits to take 1D87 forward to Holyhead on 2nd June


47 787 Windsor Castle brings 1D87 into Bangor on 3rd June


47 830 at Bangor on 11th June with the 09:20 Holyhead - Crewe


On the same day, 1D87 is hauled by 47 840 North Star


Two days later, and Sunday engineering work closed the line between Chester and Crewe. Virgin ran their services as top and tail shuttles between Holyhead and Chester. 47 787 Windsor Castle is leading ...


...while 47 750 is dead on the rear. This is the last time I saw 750 on the move as two days later it suffered fire damage at Colwyn Bay while hauling 1D87 and was dumped at Llandudno Junction awaiting the scrapman.

47 750 at Llandudno Junction