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142062 at Bamber Bridge.0 viewsClass 142, 142062 arrives at Bamber Bridge, with the 15.50 Colne to Blackpool South service, on Easter Monday, 25th April 2011.
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WHR Beyer-Garrett NG143 departing Porthmadog.1 viewsThe afternoon sun glints on the boiler of Welsh Highland Railway Beyer-Garrett 2-6-2+2-6-2, Number NG143 as it departs from Porthmadog with the 15.40 WHR service to Caernarfon on Sunday 6th May 2012. The locomotive was the last Garrett built by Beyer-Peacock in Manchester, and supplied new to South African Railways in 1958.
2012 is the first season that the main services on the Welsh Highland are running the 25 mile, full length of the rebuilt line from Caernarfon to Porthmadog.
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Class 504 M77162 at Bury Electric Depot.3 viewsIn late 1960s faded blue livery with small yellow warning panel Class 504 Driving Trailer M77162 was stored in the yard at Bury Electric Depot on May 15th 1979. Withdrawn from service in the late 1960s due to service reductions on the Manchester-Bury line, the units laquished in a variety of liveries until the early 1980s.
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64734 (508143) at Kirkdale Depot.3 viewsDriving Car 64734 of set 508143 manoeuvres slowly in the sidings at Kirkdale Depot on February 2nd 2013. 508143 was the last Class 508 built at York in 1980 for use on the Southern Region. It was also the first of the 508s that migrated North to Merseyside in 1983 still numbered 508043.

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158903 at Lostock Hall Junction.0 views158903 clatters over Lostock Hall Junction whilst working the 15.08 York to Blackpool North service on May 16th 2013. Most of these services are handled by one of the Northern 3-Car 158s, this particular service is invariably a 2-Car set.
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Class 45, 45022-'Lytham St Annes' on the Lickey Incline.5 views45022 -'Lytham St Annes' plods upgrade almost at the summit of the Lickey Incline with a northbound working formed mainly of Mk2 stock on September 5th 1981. This brings back fond memories of a excellent day, 32 years ago, at the lineside with my old friend Roger Sutcliffe. A warm sunny day, pleasant location and a procession of locomotive hauled trains in both directions. Happy Days!
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East Coast 91105 at Colton Junction.0 views91105 cruises north along the ECML on the approach to Colton Junction whilst working the 11.00 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh service on May 3rd 2014.
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Barclay 2261/1949 - Ribble Steam Railway.0 viewsBarclay 0-4-0ST works number 2261, built in 1949 brings a train on the Ribble Steam Railway running line on March 22nd 2015 as part of two-day the Spring Steam Gala.

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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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