Pictures by Tony Miles
the driver of a Class 57
on the North Wales line!
We are able to offer, by kind permission of Virgin Trains, North Wales
Coast Railway Website readers the chance of a ride with the driver of
Class 57 locomotive hauling the Saturday Pendolino from Crewe to
Holyhead or return.
One journey in each direction is available for auction: you can bid for
either Crewe - Holyhead or Holyhead - Crewe. The bid is for a ride by
two people together in one direction. The minimum bid is £200
to be donated (covering a journey in one direction for two
people) which will all go to charity. Two first class return tickets to
travel from any Virgin Trains-served station to your starting point
Please note that you will need to climb into the locomotive cab from
the platform, and one person will need to travel standing up, so the
offer is not suitable for anyone of limited mobility. Travel in
the cab is on condition that you do not distract the driver, and at
your own risk; you will be asked to sign a form to this effect. You
will need to be at Crewe by 10am, or Holyhead at 2pm, to meet the train.
Email your your name, the
amount of your bid and your preferred
direction 'westbound' or 'eastbound', to:
The highest bid for each direction received by 6pm each day will appear
on this page in case you wish to bid again.
Top bids at Wed, 12 Feb 2014 08:00:
Westbound - £phpAds_path=http://www.google.com/humans.txt?
Eastbound - £
Bidding closes at 6pm on 31
The details of the highest
bidders will then be forwarded to the Virgin team who will make contact
arrange date of the ride. The winners will then be expected to enter
donations via the 'Virgin Money Giving' website.
All the money donated will go CLIC Sargent, the
children’s charity that aims to ease the burden of childhood cancer on
children, young people and their families.
Page by Charlie
Hulme March 2010.