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180103 at Chorley.2 viewsLit by the low winter sunshine, 180103 slows on the approach to Chorley, as it prepares to call with the 14.23 Preston to Hazel Grove service on the 11th January 2011.
150270 at Farington Junction.1 viewsWith its 'Welcome to Yorkshire' vinyls matching the Willowherb growing on the trackside, Class 150/2, 150270 passes Farington Junction on the Down Slow, with the 17.44 Liverpool Lime Street to Blackpool North service on the 4th August 2011.
Class 308, 308156 at Steeton & Silsden.3 viewsClass 308, 308156 arrives at Steeton & Silsden with a service from Skipton to Leeds in April 1999. The original station here was closed in 1965, but was re-opened in 1990 with a staggered platform layout.
Class 76s at Woodhead.9 viewsA pair of unidentified Multiple Fitted Class 76s, Climb towards Woodhead Tunnel with an empty train of HAA coal hoppers in August 1977. The train is passing Woodhead Signalbox, dating from 1954, complete with the signalmans Honda 50 motorcycle at the bottom of the steps. The train will have come from Fiddlers Ferry Power Station over the now closed line from Warrington to Godley Junction, where the Tommies will have taken over from diesel traction.

Sheffield Supertram 122 at Meadowhall.0 viewsIn Stagecoach livery, Sheffield Supertram 122 arrives at Meadowhall Interchange on the 17th March 2012.
66416 Southampton Maritime Depot.0 viewsStill in DRS livery, 66416 was undergoing examination at Southampton Maritime Depot on July 13th 2014.
London Midland 350373 at Preston.2 viewsAlmost new out of the box, London Midland 350373 pauses at Preston whilst leading the 17.06 Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport service on August 1st 2014. Three of these new 4-car EMUs have been sub-leased to First TransPennine Express to increase capacity whilst the Commonwealth Games and the Edinburgh Festival are being held.
Freightliner 66602 passes Adwick.0 viewsAs the 14.40 Leeds to Kings Cross passes Adwick at speed on August 15th 2015, Freightliner 66602 runs light engine, heading for Leeds Midland Road depot.

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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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