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66570 at Northam Jct.1 viewsFreightliner class 66, 66570 takes the curve at Northam Junction with a loaded container train bound for Millbrook Freightliner Terminal on the 8th July 2011.
NSE EMU 308149 at Croft Street Sidings, Preston.6 viewsWithdrawn and faded Network South East liveried class 308 & 305 electric units were stabled in Croft Street Sidings, adjacent to Preston Power Box on the 4th June 1994. The units were en-route to MC Metals in Glasgow for scrapping and had been recessed at Preston possibly due to a hot axle-box. Croft Street sidings are where Preston MPD had been situated.
43062 with the NMT departs from York.0 viewsNetwork Rail HST power car 43062-'John Armitt' brings up the rear of the NMT as it departs Northbound from York on the 24th March 2012.
Class 91, 91109 departs from York.0 viewsClass 91, 91109-'Sir Bobby Robson' in East Coast livery, gets away from York with the 07.30 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh Service on July 28th 2012. After a high speed slog, the 91 should be in the Scottish Capital at 12.15.

Class 91, 91118 departs from York.0 views91118 still in the obsolete GNER blue livery, is matched with a set of similarly liveried Mark 4 Coaches as it gets underway from York with the delayed 09.00 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh service on the 28th July 2012.
Class 40, 97406 (40135) at Wigan Springs Branch Depot.4 views97406 catches the Winter light whilst stabled at Wigan Springs Branch on December 6th 1986. Formerly 40135, the loco was one of a quintet of Class 40s that worked on for use with the Crewe remodelling project in 1985. After Crewe, the locos were used for departmental workings on the London Midland Region. Officially withdrawn on December 16th, just 10 days after this image was recorded, it looks as though the 40 has worked for the last time, with wooden chocks under the wheels.
507001 approaches Rock Ferry.0 viewsPioneer Class 507, 507001 arrives at Rock Ferry with a Liverpool Central to Chester service on April 26th 2014.
142021 at Kirton Lime Sidings.0 views142021 passes Kirton Lime Sidings with the 11.10 Cleethorpes to Sheffield service on September 6th 2014. The unit is working one of three parliamentary services that run each way over the line from Wrawby Junction to Gainsborough on Saturdays only. There are no stopping passenger services over the line on Monday-Fridays & Sundays.

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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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