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Freightliner 86638 & 86610 at Crewe Basford Hall.1 viewsNose to Nose, Freightliner Class 86s, 86638 & 86610 were stabled in Basford Hall Yard at Crewe on Saturday 5th May 2012.
This image and the others taken here on the same date were recorded on an official supervised visit.
67006 crosses Tulketh Viaduct.1 viewsWith 67006 -'Royal Sovereign' in Royal Train Livery, the 1Z30 Blackpool North to Wembley Football Special, crosses Tulketh Viaduct on the approach to Preston at 9.13am on Saturday 19th May 2012.
508112 arrives at Cressington.1 views508112 slowly glides into Cressington forming a 6-Car service from Southport to Hunts Cross on June 8th 2013. Formerly on the ex CLC route from Liverpool Central High Level, the station here saw its last passenger train in June 1972, when the one surviving service to Gatacre finished. After a five year slumber, the line was re-opened as part of the Merseyrail Northern Line in 1978, electrified and connected to Liverpool Central Low Level. Cressington has retained many of its period buildings.
DRS 66301 & 66428 at Factory Lane, Penwortham.2 views66301 & 66428 accelerate along the up fast at Factory Lane Penwortham, whilst working a loaded container service from Grangemouth to Daventry on December 21st 2013.

508103 at Portland Street Level Crossing, Southport.1 views508103 accelerates away from Southport passing over Portland Street level crossing with a service to Hunts Cross on February 2nd 2014. The building on the left is the stationmasters house from the original Liverpool, Crosby and Southport Railway. Opened in 1848, the line between Portland Street and Eastbank Street was the site of the temporary terminus until the line was extended to Southport Chapel Street in 1851.
Lostock Hall Station 17/7/14.2 viewsA nice-touch at Lostock Hall station is a replica maroon BR totem sign along with two wooden shedplates, a reminder of the nearby Locomotive Depot, now sadly demolished. Lostock Hall Depot was the last operational steam shed on BR and was still standing in 1990, when it was destroyed. The site has remained empty ever since, what about a museum/heritage centre there now?
153332 departs from Thornton Abbey.0 viewsHaving called at Thornton Abbey, 153332 accelerates away with the 17.00 Cleethorpes to Barton-On-Humber service on August 30th 2014. The station here is deep in the North Lincolnshire countryside, the nearest hamlet being the small village of Thornton Curtis connected via a country lane some 1.5 miles distant.
Colas Rail 60087 at Strand Road.1 viewsColas Rail Class 60 60087 comes slowly round the tight curve as it approaches the level crossing at Strand Road whilst working 6M32 from Lindsey Oil Refinery on April 27th 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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