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483001 - withdrawn at Ryde St Johns Road.0 viewsVarious cars of 1938 stock were reformed due to defects and accident damage, an appraisal of service requirements and the need to provide a pool of spare parts, saw four individual cars withdrawn from service in 1998. The cars were stripped of bogies and reusable items, and the remains were placed in the car park at Ryde St Johns Road awaiting disposal. A far cry from the fanfare and celebrations when 001 entered service in 1989, the pioneer unit lies rusting in July 1999. It was scrapped in April 2000.
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Class 504, M77180 at Bury Depot.2 viewsManchester-Bury Class 504 Driving Trailer M77180 stands in the doorway of Bury Electric Depot on the 14th April 1991. The depot here had been home to the Wolverton built 504s since their introduction 32 years earlier in 1959. The last day of operation for these units was the 16th August 1991.
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HST 43099 at Blackburn.1 viewsHerfordshire Railtours, 'Hills of the North', 1Z11 from London St Pancras to Carlisle with HST power car 43099 leading, passes through the former Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway station at Blackburn on the 31st March 1990. These tours utilised a spare Midland Mainline HST set that would normally have been stabled at Derby for the weekend. The train had just come off the line from Bolton and was heading for Hellifield and the S&C. The overall roof dating from 1888, was demolished in 2000.
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155342 approaches Littleborough Station.0 viewsThe small fleet of seven Northern Rail Class 155s work regularly over the Calder Valley line, 155342 runs over the viaduct as it prepares to call at Littleborough whilst working the 09.37 Leeds to Manchester Victoria service on Saturday May 12th 2012. Below the train is Canal Street, a reminder that the nearby Rochdale Canal was the first trans-pennine route here, opening in 1804.

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Class 502, M28326M arrives at Birkdale.3 viewsWith the L&Y Station clock at 2.50pm, Class 502 M28326M brings a Southport to Liverpool Central service into a quiet looking Birkdale on April 18th 1979. The 502s plied their daily trade along this route for 40 years, but within 12 months familiar routine scenes such as this had disappeared as new Class 507s came on stream.
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508134 & 507010 at Walton.1 viewsA passenger alights from 508134, as 507010 comes round the curve as it arrives at Walton with a Liverpool Central to Ormskirk service on February 2nd 2013. To the extreme left is Walton Junction where the electrified line to Kirkby peels away from the Ormskirk route.
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C69 DM 5511 arrives at West Ham.0 viewsRunning adjacent to the Eastbound LTSR/c2c line, C69 DM 5511 brings a Westbound Hammersmith & City Line service from Barking to Hammersmith, into West Ham on June 15th 2013.
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Class 14 D9531 at Rawtenstall.2 viewsD9531 stands at Rawtenstall whilst running round on September 28th 2013. Designed and built at Swindon for trip working, shunting and branch line working, the 56 strong class (A Pannier Tank replacement), emerged from the famous A Shop during 1964 and 1965. They were to be the last locomotives built for British Railways at Swindon Works, and unfortunately the very work that they were designed for was evaporating as they entered traffic due to the Beeching cuts.

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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
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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
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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
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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

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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
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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
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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
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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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