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A60 Trailers at Amersham.5 viewsA60 stock trailers, 6072 & 6073 at Amersham on the 25th September 2010. Unique amongst London Underground stock, the A stock has all transverse seating, and luggage racks with umberella hooks. Features deemed necessary when the stock was designed due to the suburban 'long-distance' nature of the Metropolitan line extremites.
150115 crosses Colne Viaduct.0 views150115 adds some colour to a Winter scene crossing Colne Viaduct as it gets underway with the 15.35 Service to Preston on Sunday 5th February.
J94 'Walkden' on Navigation Way Swingbridge.0 viewsWith nice exhaust, J94 0-6-0ST 'Walkden' crosses the Swingbridge that spans the entrance to the Dock Basin. The railway shares the bridge deck with Navigation Way which is closed to traffic when a train passes over the bridge.
Metrolink T-68 1017 at Salford Quays.0 viewsT-68 1017 departs from Salford Quays with a Piccadilly to Eccles via Media City service on August 31st 2013. The remaining members of the T-68 fleet are now on borrowed time.

Manchester Metrolink T-68, 1007 at Eccles.0 viewsMetrolink T-68, 1007 -'The East Lancashire Railway' awaits departure from Eccles with the 21.00 service to Piccadilly via Media City on a damp November 6th 2013. The terminus at Eccles is single line, the double track commences at the platform end before traversing an underpass alongside the A57.
142048 & 142051 arrive at Thatto Heath.0 viewsIntending Passengers gather themselves, as 142048 & 142051 run along the platform at Thatto Heath with the 13.08 Wigan North Western to Liverpool Lime Street service on April 18th 2014. The newly erected electrification gantry spans the two station platforms.
DBS 66186 at Hoghton.2 views66186 powers upgrade at Hoghton with the empty PCA wagons forming 6M90 from Avonmouth to Clitheroe on February 7th 2015. Beyond the level crossing, the train is passing through the site of Hoghton Station, closed in 1960.

TPE 185130 at Weeton.0 views185130 runs through the Fylde countryside between Weeton and Singleton with the 12.29 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North First TransPennine Express service on May 16th 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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