Saturday 16 May 2015

Goodbye Diesel

A few farewell pictures on the last day of diesel services at Huyton.

Unfortunately, no 142s turned up (I never thought I'd write that!) so I didn't get a complete set.

156456 on 2N88 12:05 Liverpool South Parkway to Blackpool North.


150220 on 2F51 12:31 Wigan North Western to Liverpool Lime Street High Level.



150146 on 2F69 12:03 Blackpool North to Liverpool South Parkway.


While I was waiting in vain for a 142, I snapped a few newer trains:

319362 on
1F97 12:40 Manchester International Airport to Liverpool Lime Street.

185141 on 1F67 11:10 Newcastle to Liverpool Lime Street.

Yes, I know this isn't really the end of diesel workings at Huyton.  The Blackpool services will be diesel at least until September, and the Newcastle workings until who knows when.  Nevertheless, it feels a bit like the end of an era.  As a relative newcomer to the area, I never used first generation DMUs here, and my first train trip from Huyton was on the 16.45 to Lime Street on Friday 24 October 1997, which was worked by 150224 - I think that one's still about.