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Class 87, 87014 at Farington Junction.7 viewsClass 87, 87014-'Knight of the Thistle', draws to a stand on the approach to Farington Junction on 12th October 1985, with a southbound ECS working on the Up Slow Line. All services were using the slow lines and being hand signalled through the area, due to re-modelling work taking place at Euxton Junction. The scene here is much changed, with the site of Lostock Hall Carriage Sidings above the train, now covered by a housing development.
1973 Tube Stock at Rayners Lane.3 viewsThere are the first signs of Autumn colour starting to appear in the trees, as 1973 Tube Stock with 196 leading, emerges from the reversing siding at Rayners Lane on the 22nd October 2011. The train will form a service to Cockfosters on the Piccadilly Line.
Sheffield Supertram 122 at Meadowhall.0 viewsIn Stagecoach livery, Sheffield Supertram 122 arrives at Meadowhall Interchange on the 17th March 2012.
156440 approaches Burscough Bridge.1 viewsPreparations are in hand at Burscough Bowling Club for a Sunday afternoon match, as 156440 arrives at Burscough Bridge with the 11.33 Manchester Piccadilly to Southport service.
This location may one day see the North and South curves reinstated to allow trains from Preston via Rufford, to access Southport, and the Merseyrail electric service extended from Ormskirk to Burscough Bridge.

C69, 5562 departs from Goldhawk Road.0 viewsLife goes on in Goldhawk Road and Shepherds Bush Market, as C69 5524 trails at the rear of a Hammersmith to Barking service on October 20th 2012.
86261 at Doncaster Works.1 views86261-'The Rail Charter Parnership' in EWS livery, is back at Doncaster Works where it was originally built in 1965, as one of the exhibits for the open day on July 27th 2003. Originally numbered E3118, the loco was withdrawn from service in 2004 and was subsequently scrapped at Booths, Rotherham.
508123 at Town Green.0 viewsIn brief period of Winter sunshine, 508123 calls at Town Green with an Ormskirk to Liverpool Central service on December 15th 2012.
East Coast Mk4 DVT 82229 at Colton Junction.0 viewsHaving passed through Colton Junction, Mk4 Driving Van Trailer 82229 emerges from Colton Lane Bridge as it leads the 07.30 Edinburgh to London Kings Cross service on May 17th 2014.

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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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