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NSE Class 47, 47582 at Leyland.8 viewsBrightening the up the routine, Network South East Liveried Class 47, 47582-'County of Norfolk', made a surprise appearance at Leyland with the daily Nottingham to Blackpool North Service on the 10th May 1988.
HST 253031 at Newton Abbot.7 viewsHST set 253031 in original Inter-City 125 livery stands at Newton Abbot on the 9th April 1980.
Class 308 Twilight - Skipton.2 viewsIt is 5pm on a late Autumn afternoon at Skipton, with the light fading fast, 308138 has just arrived in the bay platform with a service from Leeds, as sister unit 308147 readies for departure with the 17.01 to Bradford Forster Square.
The date was the 21st October 2000 and within weeks the veteran units would be replaced by new Siemens Class 333 emus.
66057 crosses Strand Road.3 viewsIn EWS livery, 66057 brings its loaded tank wagons over the level crossing at Strand Road on the 14th May 2012. The 66 is about enter what was the former Dock Estate.

TPE 185149 at Buckshaw Parkway.0 viewsFirst TransPennine Express Class 185, 185149 gets underway after calling at Buckshaw Parkway whilst working the 14.30 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North on June 17th 2012.
Virgin Voyager 221107 passes Chorley.0 views221107 brings up the rear of the diverted 15.39 Preston to Birmingham New Street passing Chorley on July 13th 2013. The Voyagers are running between Lyons Lane & Brooke Street bridges, both of which spanned the many tracks that once formed part of Chorley Goods Yard and Exchange Sidings.
DRS 47853 at Bolton.0 viewsBring a welcome sight of a locomotive-hauled passenger train to Bolton, 47853 stands with the 12.47 Buckshaw Parkway to Manchester Victoria Christmas Shoppex service on December 6th 2014.
483004 departs from Ryde Esplanade.0 viewsCrossing from the Up to the Down line, 483004 scuttles away from Ryde Esplanade whilst working the 15.49 Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin on July 5th 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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