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Virgin Voyager 221116 at Coote Lane, Lostock Hall.0 viewsVirgin Voyager, 221116 runs along the up fast line at Coote Lane, Lostock Hall with the 12.00 Glasgow Central to Birmingham New Street, on the 2nd May 2011.
180106 at Flag Lane.2 views180106 passes Flag Lane on the Up Slow line with the 17.56 Preston to Manchester Victoria service, on the 31st May 2011.
483007 approaching Yarbridge.1 views483007 is about to pass under the B3395 road bridge, at Yarbridge, with the 18.18 Shanklin to Ryde Pier Head service on the 9th July 2011. The line here was doubled by the Southern Railway in 1927 to increase capacity. The line reverted to back to single track in 1988.
Class 40 40002 at Deepdale.9 viewsClass 40 40002 slowly reverses its train of empty 21 Ton Coal Hoppers across Deepdale Mill Street Level Crossing on the 15th August 1983. Once the train has reached Deepdale Junction, the 40 will haul the empties to Healey Mills Yard.
When new in 1958, D202 as the loco was then, was a regular performer on class 1 duties on the East Anglian Main Line, based at Stratford Depot and working express services from Liverpool Street - a far cry from the Deepdale Branch 25 years later!

101682 at Romiley.0 viewsIn branded Regional Railways livery but part of Longsight Depots First North Western fleet, 42 year old Class 101 2-Car set, 101682 stands at Romiley in dramatic lighting conditions, with a Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield Service on the 14th October 2000. These well-worn units were seeing out their last days on services from Piccadilly to Marple & Sheffield.
FGW HST Power Car 43150 at Bath Spa.0 viewsFirst Great Western HST Power Car, 43150 brings up the rear of the 12.00 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads service as it gets underway from Bath Spa on February 19th 2013.
M5000, 3048 runs alongside The Quays.0 viewsWith the Harbour City stop in the background, M5000 3048 runs alongside The Quays as it works from Piccadilly to Eccles via Media City on August 26th 2013.
DRS 66425 passes Wigan North Western.0 views66425 hammers through Wigan North Western with 6K05 from Carlisle to Crewe on April 21st 2014. The consist was made up of bogie flats loaded with concrete sleepered track panels.

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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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