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Class 73s, 73006 & 73005 at Hall Road Depot.6 viewsFormer Southern Region Class 73 Electro-Diesels, 73006 & 73005 are stabled at Hall Road Depot in October 1994. The locomotives were allocated to Birkenhead North, but most of the small fleet were to be found 'out of the way' at Hall Road, between Southport & Liverpool on the Northern Line.
507010 Crescent Road Level Crossing.8 views507010 departs from Birkdale station and accelerates over the level crossing at Crescent Road, with a service from Southport to Hunts Cross on June 4th 2011. The next stop for 507010 will be Hillside.
C77 Stock at Edgware Road.3 viewsC77 stock with car 5712 nearest the camera, was stabled at Edgware Road on the 21st October 1979. The C77 stock was only two years old at the time.
Class 05, 05001 at Sandown.3 viewsBuilt by Hunslet in 1956, as number 11140, the loco worked on the Eastern Region of BR, and was sent across to the Isle of Wight in 1966 to assist with the electrification works as D2554. The loco was retained after electrification in 1967 for engineering work, and was renumbered in a class of its own, as 05001 in 1973. It is seen here at Sandown in July 1978, freshly repainted. Eventually allocated the departmental number 97803, the loco was withdrawn from service in 1981, and is now at Haven Street.

142062 at Preston.2 views142062 stands at Preston whilst working the 19.44 Blackpool South to Colne Service on the 8th November 2011.
A60 5094 arrives at Northwood.2 viewsA60 5094 brings up the rear of a service from Baker Street to Watford, as it arrives at Northwood on June 23rd 2012.
D Stock DM 7102 at Earls Court.0 viewsD Stock DM 7102 awaits departure from Earls Court with a District Line service to Ealing Broadway on April 20th 2013. Earls Court is the hub of the District Line and is consequently busy.
TPE 185135 & 185114 pass Flag Lane.1 viewsFirst TransPennine Express Class 185s, 185135 & 185114 speed past Flag Lane on the approach to Farington Curve Junction as they work the combined 17.29 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North/Barrow-In-Furness on April 14th 2014. The two units will go their separate ways at Preston.

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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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