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Metrolink 1026 at Halliwell Street.2 viewsT68, 1026 drops down the gradient from Shudehill, as it enters Halliwell Street on the approach to Manchester Victoria, with a Manchester Piccadilly to Bury service on May 1st 2011.
485043 on Ryde Pier.0 viewsSet 485043 draws away from Ryde Pier Head and rumbles along the 800 yard pier on a service to Shanklin on the 17th July 1989. Between the abandoned tramway and the front of the unit can be seen the site of Ryde Pier Head Signalbox, closed in 1974, once a hive of activity - especially on summer Saturdays in steam days.
005 departs from Little Bispham.1 views005 crosses over Princes Way as it departs from Little Bispham with a Fleetwood to Starr Gate working on April 21st 2012.
221112 at Stump Lane Chorley.0 viewsDiverted due to a 9-day engineering blockade on the WCML between Wigan and Warrington, Virgin Voyagers, 221112 & 221113 bring the 07.20 Birmingham New Street to Preston past Stump Lane at Chorley on July 13th 2013. The view here will be transformed once the masts are erected for the Manchester-Blackpool electrification scheme.

Class 02, D2852 at Allerton Depot.3 viewsScanned from a 35mm print, a heavily cannibalised Class 02, Yorkshire Engine Co 0-4-0 Diesel Hydraulic, D2852 was awaiting its fate at Allerton Depot in September 1975. The loco was allocated the TOPS number 02002 but never carried it. The class of 20 locomotives had the same wheelbase as the old LYR Pug saddle tanks. D2852 was a resident of Merseyside for all its life, New in 1960 it worked from Bank Hall Shed principally for use in Great Howard Street Goods Yard. The loco was withdrawn in 1973.
Ex L&Y Aspinall 0-6-0, 12322 at Portway.2 views12322 runs-round its five Mark I coaches in the Exchange Sidings alongside Portway, before returning to Preston Riversway on September 7th 2014.
Great Northern 313044 & 313042 arrive at Hornsey.0 views313044 & 313042 arrive at Hornsey whilst working the 10.26 Kings Cross to Stevenage on August 1st 2015.
153330 at Barton Lane Level Crossing.0 views153330 approaches Barton Lane Level Crossing whilst working the 09.52 Barton-On-Humber to Cleethorpes Northern Rail service on September 5th 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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