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139001 arrives at Stourbridge Junction.0 viewsLondon Midland Class 139, Parry People Mover, 139001 enters Stourbridge Junction with the 12.16 service from Stourbridge Town on the 28th August 2011.
Illuminated Tram/Trawler 737 at Little Bispham.1 viewsAn appropriate backdrop for Illuminated car number 737 as it goes round the turning circle at Little Bispham on the 30th October 2011. 737 was originally a Brush car built in 1937, and converted to an illuminated Trawler in 1998.
Southern E190 -'Lyd' at Blaenau Ffestiniog.1 viewsThe Replica Lynton & Barnstaple Railway, Manning Wardle 2-6-2T, Number E190 -'Lyd' crosses Glanypwll Road on the approach to journeys end with the 16.05 from Porthmadog, at Blaenau Ffestiniog on the 6th May 2012.
158754 at Hall Royd Junction.1 views158754 has just left the Calder Valley main line at Hall Royd Junction, and has taken the Copy Pit route on its way to Lancashire with the 07.06 York to Blackpool North service on Saturday 12th May 2012. The gradient here for Westbound trains is 1 in 128.

East Coast HST 43320 at Colton Junction.0 viewsWith a Thunderstorm brewing over York in the far distance, 43320 races South along the ECML at Colton Junction with the East Coast, 'Northern Lights', the 09.52 Aberdeen to London Kings Cross service on June 9th 2012.
Class 05, D2595 at Portway.3 viewsClass 05, D2595 runs alongside Portway whilst working the 11.45 departure from Preston Riversway, during the Ribble Steam Railway Diesel Shunter Gala on October 7th 2012.
TPE 185112 at Carleton Crossing.0 viewsFirst TransPennine Express 185112 approaches Carleton Crossing at speed whilst working the 15.29 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North on May 6th 2013.
507004 approaches Hall Road.0 views507004 prepares to call at Hall Road whilst working from Southport to Hunts Cross on January 19th 2014. To the left of the signal was the connection to the EMU depot that was once here. Opened in 1939, and home to the then new Class 502 fleet, the depot closed in 1997 and was demolished in 2009. A reversing siding was once situated between the running lines here, hence the strange track layout. On the down side, a new reversing siding has been installed to enable trains to terminate and return to Liverpool.

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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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