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37429 at Kirkham North Junction.1 views37429-'Eisteddfod Genediaethol' in Regional Railways livery, takes the station avoiding/fast line at Kirkham North Junction with the 13.20 Blackpool North to Liverpool Lime Street service on the 14th May 1994. The 37 will be making the windows rattle in the former Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Signalbox, a place of intense activity in days gone by, when all traffic to and from Blackpool South, Central & North Stations, as well as Fleetwood, was controlled from here.
20154 emerges from Barnstone Tunnel.1 viewsClass 20. 20154 emerges from Barnstone Tunnel (East Leake), with the 11.50 Ruddington to Loughborough service on the GC(N) during the Spring Diesel Gala on 28th April 2012.
M5000, 3019 at Salford Quays.0 viewsThe two former dock cranes that dominate the skyline at Salford Quays are a reminder that all this area once formed the end of the Manchester Ship Canal and was the sprawling Manchester Docks complex. M5000 3019 approaches the stop at Salford Quays whiklst working from Eccles to Piccadilly on August 26th 2013.
DBS 90036 at Preston.2 viewsRunning nearly 30 minutes early, 90036 was in charge of 6S02, the Warrington Royal Mail Terminal to Sheildmuir service on Friday 20th December 2013. Carrying the Christmas mail, 90036 and its train of CargoWaggons were recessed in platform 5 to allow the 16.57 London Euston to Glasgow Central Virgin Pendolino to get ahead.

DBS 60039 Portway Exchange Sidings.2 viewsHaving arrived with 14 loaded tankers from Lindsey Oil Refinery, 60039 has been uncoupled and is running round ready to form 6E32 taking the empties back over the Pennines on August 18th 2014. On the left Ribble Rail Sentinel Diesel 'Enterprise' awaits its turn to haul the loaded wagons to the Total Bitumen plant at the west end of the former dock estate.
TPE 185135 & 185142 + Northern Rail 158755 at Blackpool North.0 views185135 & 185142 stand at Blackpool North await departure with the 11.44 to Manchester Airport, whilst alongside Northern Rail 158755 stands with the 11.11 to York on May 16th 2015.
Class 92s 92033 & 92010 at London Euston.1 viewsWith architectural wonders of the 1960s Euston all around, Caledonian liiveried Class 92s, 92033 & 92010 were both against the block on August 1st 2015.
The locos look as though they are sat in B&Q, what idiots swept away the magnificent Victorian station and replaced it with a ugly and uninviting monstrosity.
66182 at Horrocksford Junction.2 viewsComplete with DB branding, 66182 draws forward at Horrocksford Junction prior to reversing back to access the connection to the Cement Works on October 24th 2015.

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Merseyrail Electric - New Book - Out Now!0 viewsPublished by Fonthill Media, ISBN Number 978-1-78155-513-2.
96 Pages with detailed introduction, colour illustrations throughout, includes a route map and fleet list.
Features Class 502's, 503's and the 507/508 fleet in various liveries. Includes some of the Class 73's and other locos that have worked on the system.
May 08, 2016
VTEC 91128 (Xmas) at York.0 viewsComplete with its festive vinyls, Virgin Trains East Coast 91128 stands at York with the 11.00 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh on December 12th 2015.Dec 13, 2015
EPS 37601 - Folkestone Harbour.0 viewsAs the tide begins to come in, 37601 sits on the viaduct at Folkestone Harbour with the Pathfinder Tours 'Atomic Harbourmaster' railtour on October 20th 2007. Out of sight at the other end of the train was fellow EPS class 37, 37603. This was one of the last diesel hauled trains to traverse this line. The itinerary on that day included a trip along the Dungeness Branch. It was a long day - an 06.15 start from Crewe on Saturday morning and only getting back to Crewe at 01.24 on Sunday morning!Dec 10, 2015
37013 at Farington Curve Junction.0 views37013 trundles along the Up Slow as it approaches Farington Curve Junction whilst working the Saturday only Blackpool North to Sheffield formed of Mark 1 stock on August 13th 1983. This was a time-honoured Summer service that ran out and back on a Saturday running via East Lancashire and Copy Pit.
Dec 10, 2015

08954 at Plymouth.2 viewsWith the roof tops of Plymouth as a backdrop, 08954 was shunting parcel and mail vans at Plymouth station on July 26th 1980. This was a time-honoured scene at all major stations - now sadly consigned to history. The 08 was new from Darington Works in October 1962 numbered D4184, its first home was at Ebbw Junction (86A) and it was tranferred to Laira (84A) in May 1971.Nov 07, 2015
47033 arrives at Dawlish.1 views47033 and its 6-coach train of Mark 1 coaches has emerged from Kennaway Tunnel and is running alongside a busy looking Marine Parade, as it arrives at Dawlish whilst working a Paignton to Exeter St Davids local stopping service on April 8th 1980.Nov 07, 2015
66182 at Clitheroe.0 views66182 propells the empty PCA cement wagons from Avonmouth into the Cement Works at Clitheroe on October 24th 2015. On the right is one of the ex Shotton Steel Works diesel shunters (GECT 5396/1975) one of a similar pair that are used in the works here.Nov 05, 2015
66182 at Pimlico (Cement Works Branch)0 views66182 has uncoupled from the empty PCAs on the Cement Works branch at Clitheroe ready to run round the wagons before propelling the train into the works on October 24th 2015.Nov 05, 2015

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