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On 7th March 70000 Britannia Pacific operated on a mainline special between Crewe and York and return to Crewe.
The tour departed from Shrewsbury behind a diesel locomotive which took the train as far as Crewe.
At Crewe, 70000 Britannia was added to the train, departing to York via Warrington Bank Quay, Newton-le-Willows, Manchester Victoria, Edale, Grindleford, Sheffield, Moorthorpe, Church Fenton and to York.
On Saturday 29th February David Bolton made an early start to to see LMS Jubilee Class 6MT 4-6-0 45699 Galatea, masquerading as 45562 Alberta. It was photographed at Wigan North Western arriving from Lancaster on it's tour of the mill towns of Lancashire and Yorkshire.
Above & below Alberta' at Wigan North Western
From Wigan 'The Cotton Mill Express' ran via Manchester Victoria, Stalybridge, Diggle, Huddersfield, Brighouse, Sowerby Bridge, Copy Pit, Burnley Manchester Road, Accrington and finally to Blackburn.
'Alberta' at Manchester Victoria
'Alberta' running through Kearsley station heading for Manchester.
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