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Class 50, 50039 at Starcross.7 viewsWith the Exe Estuary as a backdrop, Large-Logo livered Class 50, 50039 -'Implacable' draws to stand at Starcross with a Newcastle to Paignton Inter-Regional Service on the 29th May 1986. This long distance working called at all stations between Exeter and Newton Abbot.
24 -'Calbourne' at Wootton.0 viewsHaving arrived with the 13.21 service from Smallbrook Junction, Class 02 No.24 -'Calbourne' stands at Wootton on the 13th July 2012. The Station here has been rebuilt with a longer platform and new buildings in the style of the old pre-grouping Isle of Wight Central Railway Company.
Flexity 003 at Starr Gate.0 viewsStarr Gate is the Southern Terminus of the Blackpool Tramway. Much has changed in recent years at this location, including a new track layout and depot building to house the new fleet of 16 Flexity Trams.
Having worked from Fleetwood Ferry, 003 waits to enter the reversing siding on August 18th 2012, before returning Northbound once more.
FGW 165136 at Kings Sutton.0 viewsWith the church spire of St Peter & St Paul on the skyline, First Great Western Class 165, 165136 gathers pace after calling at Kings Sutton with the 17.19 Oxford to Banbury stopping service on Sunday 9th September 2012.

Voyager 221115 at Conwy.0 viewsThe passengers on board the last car of Virgin Super Voyager 221115, are about to be plunged into darkness as the 10.55 Holyhead to London Euston enters the Tubular Bridge across the Conwy Estuary on November 25th 2012.
East Coast 91132 at London Kings Cross.0 views91132 receives some attention to its headlight cluster at Kings Cross on April 20th 2013, prior to departure with the 18.35 to Skipton.
142001 at Bamber Bridge.0 viewsPioneer Class 142, 142001 calls at Bamber Bridge with the 18.44 Blackpool South to Colne on July 11th 2013.
Leyland Metal Company (Old Goods Yard)4 viewsThe view from Chapel Brow into the former Goods Yard site at Leyland on September 28th 1981. The site was being used by the Leyland Metal Company, who had rich pickings as the vast Leyland Motors empire that once provided employment in the town, contracted and equipment & machinery became redundant. The yard had still been rail served until around 1980 and the redundant R+H Shunter can be seen against the loading bank alongside the LNWR Goods Shed. The whole site is now covered with housing (Farington Gate)

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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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