D345 Penmaenmawr 30 November 2002

The triumphant return of a Class 40 to the main line occurred on 30 November 2002 when D345 (40145) worked the Pathfinder Tours / Class Forty Preservation Society 1Z45 07:00 Crewe to Holyhead 'Christmas Cracker IV' railtour. The weather was very poor, but had brightened up a little when the train reached the North Wales coast. It is seen here running between the A55 road and Conwy Bay at  Penmaenmawr. With three headboards even a non railway enthusiast would recognise this as a railtour!