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180103 at Flag Lane.1 views180103 runs along the Down Slow line at Flag Lane, Penwortham with the 17.19 Manchester Victoria to Blackpool North on the 31st May 2011. The front skirt below the cab front appears to have had some repair work done.
Uffington Signal Box.2 viewsUffington Signal Box is on the line from Leicester to Peterborough, and the structure was built by the Midland Railway in 1909. The box controls the hand operated gates over the Uffington Road. In rural surroundings, there was once a station here, Uffington & Barnack, which closed to passengers in 1952. 11th June 2011.
96099 arrives at Wembley Park.1 viewsA 1996 Tube Stock train with 96099 leading, arrives at Wembley Park with a Stanmore to Stratford Jubilee Line Service on the 18th February 2012.
Brading Station 19/7/12.0 viewsBrading Station has been transformed with opening of a heritage centre & cafe in the buildings on the Up Side, the platform still being used by Island Line Services. The former Down Line, and Bembridge Branch bay platform building along with the Signalbox and Footbridge has also been restored. The site of the former Down Line removed in 1989 can clearly be seen. There have been plans to install a loop at Brading to enable trains to pass here once more.

TPE 185112 arrives at York.0 viewsIn an area of York Station that is not often photographed, First TransPennine Express Class 185, 185112 arrives at Platform 4 with the 09.48 Scarborough to Liverpool Lime Street service on July 28th 2012.
No.12 -'Sarah Siddons' passes Northwood.1 viewsFormer Metropolitan Railway number 12 -'Sarah Siddons' growls past Northwood on the Down Fast with the 14.45 Harrow-on-the-Hill to Amersham service on Sunday 9th September 2012. It is truly amazing that this 90 year veteran is allowed back on its former stamping ground.
East Coast 91120 arrives at Doncaster.0 views91120 arrives at Doncaster with the 09.03 London Kings Cross to Leeds service on October 6th 2012.
London Midland Class 350/1, 350123 arrives at Winsford.0 viewsOn the bright evening of April 8th 2014, 350123 arrives at Winsford with the 17.01 Birmingham New Street to Liverpool Lime Street service.

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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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