A fallen flag of privatisation.
Class 175 no. 175 104 in First North Western livery calls at Cheadle Hulme on a peak-hour Birmingham to Manchester working back in 2003. The North-Western franchise disappeared in a franchise rearrangement that saw its services split between the new Northern, Trans Pennine and Wales franchises.
Class 175s are still a familiar sight at this location, now carrying the livery of Arriva Trains Wales, on services between South Wales and Manchester.