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180109 at Selby.1 viewsFirst Hull Trains, Class 180, 180109 calls at Selby with the 08.12 Hull to London Kings Cross Service on the 19th March 2011.
Class 45 45107 at Farington.11 viewsClass 45, 45107 gets underway from Leyland with a Liverpool Lime Street to Preston Service on the 3rd September 1986. The train is travelling on the Down Slow Line, just to right of the first coach was the site of the siding that once led to the adjacent Leyland Motors Foundry complex.
507001 (64405) at Ainsdale.5 viewsClose-up detail of driving trailer 64405 forming part of pioneer Class 507 set 507001 at Ainsdale on the 1st April 2012. Built by BREL York in 1978, the units were refurbished at Eastleigh Works between 2002-2005. Appropriately 507001 was the first of the class to be used in passenger service on Merseyrail, working the 07.39 Southport to Liverpool Central service on the 1st November 1979. Will preservation eventually come the way of 507001?
M-5000s, 3011 & 3020 at Queens Road Depot.0 viewsM-5000s, 3020 & 3011 undergo maintenance & examination at Queens Road Depot on November 7th 2012.

Metrolink T-68 1016 at Salford Quays.0 views1016 drifts down the ramp from Anchorage as it arrives at Salford Quays with an Eccles to Piccadilly service on September 2013.
Metrolink T-68s, 1016 & 1007 at Media City UK.1 viewsWith the BBC building as a backdrop, T-68s 1016 & 1007 visit Media City UK for the last time on May 26th 2014. The pair had run from Eccles via the triangular junction at Broadway and were about to depart on the next leg of their farewell tour to Bury Interchange via Cornbrook and the City Centre.
TPE 185124 at Burneside Lower Crossing (Windermere Branch).0 viewsThe view along the Sharps Lane at Burneside as 185124 clears the open crossing whilst working the 08.25 Manchester Airport to Windermere on May 23rd 2015.
142032 departs from Lostock Hall.0 views142032 heads into a rapidly setting sun as it departs from Lostock Hall with the 17.23 Colne to Blackpool South on October 2nd 2015. This low angle for the light at this location is only available a few days each year towards the end of September/early October.

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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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