The four pics chosen for this post (22nd August 2010) reflect the importance of Arpley Yard to the local and national railway network. The pics are by Alan Rigby, Jeff Nicholls and Geoff Monks.
The first pic, dated 3rd April 2008, is by Alan Rigby. EWS class 37, 37401 is shown in the yard for what looks like minor repairs.
The next two pics are from Jeff Nicholls. The first shows EWS class 37, 37411/D6990 Castell Caerffili / Caerphilly Castle, in BR green livery standing in a similar location to the class 37 in the previous pic. The loco was named by Arriva Trains Wales at a ceremony at Caerphilly on 28th November 2005.
Jeff's second pic is of an Arpley workhorse, EWS (DBS) class 08, 08389, shot in the yard in 2009 (exact date not known).
The final shot was taken close to the yard at Slutchers Lane, on 24th October 2007 - the photographer was Geoff Monks. Freightliner class 66, 66623 Bill Bolsover, in the unique 'Bardon Aggregates' livery, was working a lunchtime coal train, Ellesmere Port - Fiddlers Ferry P.S.