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Class 158, 158850 at Layton.5 viewsClass 158, 158850 is on the last stage of its journey from York to Blackpool North on the 31st August 2010, as it approaches Layton at speed. The distant signal against the road bridge at Layton Station is operated from Carleton Crossing Signalbox.
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Terrier number 8 -'Freshwater' at Wootton.0 viewsIsle of Wight Time Machine 2.
Terrier 0-6-0T, Number 8 -'Freshwater' awaits departure from Wootton with the 16.17 to Smallbrook Junction on Sunday 26th June 2011. The adjacent 4-wheel coach once formed part of a push-pull set that worked on the long closed Ventnor West Branch.
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A60 5100 arrives at Croxley.1 viewsComing out of the shadows, A60, 5100 runs into Croxley Station on the Watford Branch with a Watford to Baker Street Service in the early evening of the 22nd October 2011.
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Class 104 M53482 at Midge Hall.4 viewsWeary commuters are carried home on the 17.19 Preston to Ormskirk service, formed of a 2-Car Class 104 DMU, with Motor Brake Second M53482 leading on the 25th June 1985. The train has just passed Midge Hall and the driver will have collected the single line token for the section to Rufford. During this period the former main line saw three different DMU sets working evening peak-time services along the line, in the days when the passing loop was fully utilised at Rufford.

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508123 at Brunswick.1 viewsTravelling on former CLC tracks, 508123 arrives at Brunswick with a service from Southport to Hunts Cross on April 29th 2006. Brunswick station opened for business in 1998. The area here was once a scene of great railway activity with services to and from the old Liverpool Central terminus, a Loco shed, goods sidings and warehouses serving the nearby docks. The Liverpool Overhead Railway ran across the site on its way to the terminus of the line at nearby Dingle.
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Ex DRS Class 66, 66415 at Crewe Basford Hall Yard.2 viewsStill in DRS livery, but now under the ownership of Freightliner, 66415 was stabled amongst rakes of infrastructure wagons in Basford Hall Yard at Crewe on May 11th 2013.
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485042 at Ryde Esplanade.0 viewsA Shanklin to Ryde Pier Head service arrives at a busy Ryde Esplanade on July 19th 1989. There has been some shunting of the vintage stock, the leading driving car is number 4, tagged solo onto the front of set 485043. 1989 was the last year when the vintage sets held sway on Island Line. Originally built by MCW in 1934, Car 4 was withdrawn from service on September 25th 1989 and crossed the Solent three days later on a one-way trip to Vic Berrys scrapyard at Leicester. The car was scrapped in October 1990.
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DRS 66303 at Losttock Hall Junction.2 viewsDRS 66303 takes the 'back line' at Lostock Hall Junction whilst working 6K05 from Carlisle to Crewe on September 22nd 2014. 66303 was one of three locomotives delivered new for use with Fastline Freight in 2008, the three locos 66301-66303 were taken over by DRS after the demise of Fastline in 2010.

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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
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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
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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
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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

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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
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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
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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
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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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