No more W&SR! As of the 28th January, the company ceased operations, leaving North East Wales without any direct links to London using Inter-City style trains. Around 50 staff loose their jobs which is not fun at all in the current climate.
W&SR had introduced its refurbished trains just over a year ago, bringing a generally better level of service but it seems, despite high passenger satisfaction levels, there were insufficient numbers of them to keep the service going.
Despite living so far to the north, I made every effort to photograph W&SR trains and I am glad I did. This shows, amongst other notable railway company closures, that photographing everything is important as changes can occur so quickly.
Dapol was a big supporter of W&SR and produced a lovely train book set with Class 67, DVT and coaching stock. Dapol also produced special edition Class 67s for W&SR for sale on its trains. I think W&SR will be much missed.