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GM 142013 at Midge Hall.1 viewsHaving just collected the single line token from the signalman at Midge Hall, 142013 in Greater Manchester Orange Livery, passes Globe Mill with a Preston to Ormskirk Service on the 19th September 1986. The line was once the main line from Preston to Liverpool Exchange.
Blackpool Standard 147 - Pleasure Beach.0 viewsStandard Number 147 stands on the turning loop at the Pleasure Beach on August 18th 2012, forming the 15.15 Heritage Service to Little Bispham. 147 was built in 1924 and was withdrawn in 1966. It was exported to the US in 1967, and after 33 years, 147 was repatriated back to Blackpool in 2000.
C77, 5723 departs from Goldhawk Road.1 viewsAs the year moves on, the shadows from adjacent buildings on Goldhawk Road lie across the entrance to Shepherds Bush Market. With the Market in full swing on a Saturday Morning, C77 5723 trails at the rear of a Hammersmith to Liverpool Street service en-route to its next stop at Shepherds Bush Market on October 27th 2012.
DRS 37606 & 20308 at York.1 viewsDirect Rail Services 37606 & 20308 share siding space at York Station on March 16th 2013. Behind the locomotives can be seen the skeleton of the new Network Rail signalling/operations centre due for completion at the end of 2013.

TPE 185151 crosses Deansgate.0 viewsFirst TransPennine Express Class 185, 185151 crosses the A56 at Deansgate whilst working the 07.00 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North on July 26th 2013.
Metrolink T-68 1022 departs from Harbour City.0 viewsRunning alongside The Quays, 1022 has just departed from Harbour City whilst working from Piccadilly to Eccles on August 31st 2013.
150103 arrives at Rainhill.0 views150103 prepares to call at Rainhill with the 14.22 Warrington Bank Quay to Liverpool Lime Street service on April 18th 2014.
Great Northern 313027 at Hornsey.0 views313027 stands at Hornsey whilst working the 10.41 London Kings Cross to Welwyn Garden City Great Northern service on August 1st 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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