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Class 507, 507006 at Formby.16 viewsClass 507, 507006 arrives at Formby with a Southport to Hunts Cross service on the 1st September 1991. The home & distant signal has had its replacement colour light bracket gantry installed.
483007 departs Ryde Pier Head.1 viewsWith the Spinnaker Tower at Portsmouth visible on the horizon, 483007 sets out from Ryde Pier Head with the 18.07 service to Shanklin on the 10th July 2011.
150012 at Widney Manor.0 views3-Car Class 150, 150012 arrives at Widney Manor with the 13.56 Kidderminster to Dorridge Service on the 1st October 2011. Widney Manor is close to the M42 Motorway.
Class 104 DMU at Salwick.7 viewsA Class 104 2-Car DMU passes Salwick with a Blackpool South to Colne Service on the 15th October 1988. Salwick Station still retained its Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway canopy. This scene was recorded from the cobbled road that led to the former goods yard.

485045 departs from Ryde Pier Head.1 viewsThe catamaran from Portsmouth Harbour has disgourged its passengers on to set 485045 at Ryde Pier Head on the 19th July 1989. Car S9 leads the service to Shanklin out of the shadows and into the bright summer day. S9 was built in 1931. The tracks of the Ryde Pier Tramway that closed in 1969 are prominent in the foreground.
Balderton Level Crossing Claypole.1 viewsThe Cows return home for afternoon milking at Broad Fen Farm, as they cross the East Coast Main Line at Balderton Level Crossing at Claypole on the 24th May 2012.
SWT 444010 at Portsmouth & Southsea.0 views444010 brings up the rear of a 10-Car formation calling at Portsmouth & Southsea with the 16.32 Portsmouth Harbour to London Waterloo on June 2013. The station has an unusual layout with one high-level through island platform, and two low-level terminal bay platforms.
156482 at Wigan North Western.0 viewsWith the flag of St George flying from All Saints Parish Church in the background, 156482 sits in bay platform number 3 at Wigan North Western on April 21st 2014. The unit was forming the 16.38 service to Liverpool Lime Street via St Helens Central.

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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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