87008 Basford Hall Junction 3 July 1985

Crewe station was completely closed for extensive remodeling during the summer of 1985, with all trains being diverted via the freight avoiding lines. 87008 City of Liverpool weaves across from the main to the relief line at Basford Hall Junction on 3 July 1985 with the 1S83 14:45 Euston to Glasgow Central service, as it takes the avoiding route. Normally this train's first stop would have been Crewe, but the revised timetable saw it stopping at Stafford, with onwards bus connections available for Crewe passengers.