86245 Basford Hall Junction 3 July 1985

Crewe station was completely rebuilt during the summer of 1985, with the result that numerous trains were diverted via the freight avoiding lines. 86245 Dudley Castle slowly weaves across the pointwork to regain the mainline at Basford Hall Junction on 3 July 1985 with a southbound working. I'm not quite sure what train this is, as it is quite clearly a Pullman service, as the lead coach (11091) is branded 'InterCity Pullman'. However, it is unlikely to be the 16:00 Liverpool Lime Street to Euston 'Merseyside Pullman', as this picture was taken at 16:00!