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Class 502, M28334M at Birkenhead Docks.20 viewsAmongst the last batch of Class 502s awaiting disposal at Birkenhead Docks on the 9th August 1981, was M28334M, which had formed part of a 2-car de-iceing unit with a chevron painted yellow cab.
J94 0-6-0 'Walkden' on Preston Docks.5 viewsHunslet 0-6-0 J94, 'Walkden' works number 3155/1944, approaches the swingbridge on Navigation Way, during the Ribble Steam Railway Gala on Sunday 18th September 2011.
East Coast HST 43307 at York.0 viewsCarrying National Express livery, branded 'East Coast', HST power car 43207 arrives at York with service for London Kings Cross on the 12th November 2011.
155342 approaches Hebden Bridge.0 views155342 with 153330 form the 12.54 Leeds to Todmorden service as it prepares to call at Hebden Bridge on Sunday 11th March 2012. The small fleet of seven, two car class 155s are common visitors to the Calder Valley on Northern Rail services from Leeds & Bradford to Manchester Victoria.

142013 arrives at Huncoat.0 viewsWith the lofty signal box dominating the scene, 142003 arrives at Huncoat whilst working the 07.42 Blackpool South to Colne on September 28th 2013.
38-'Ajax' approaches Haven Street.1 views38 -'Ajax' approaches Haven Street with the 15.07 Wootton to Smallbrook Junction on July 9th 2014. Ajax is a 1918 Barclay 0-6-0T that came to the IWSR in 1972.
Cravens Class 105 M50758 at Moss Lane Jct.0 viewsCravens Class 105 Power-Twin with M50758 leading approaches the site of Moss Lane Junction as it works across Farington Moss with the 11.20 Ormskirk to Preston service on May 12th 1981. The former main line was still double track from Farington Curve Junction to Midge Hall. The site of the lifted connection to Lostock Hall, closed in 1972 is visible in the foreground. The former up line to Ormskirk was taken out of use in 1983.
TPE 185108 at Burneside Lower Crossing (Windermere Branch).0 viewsThe tail-end of 185108 temporarily blocks Sharps Lane as it passes over Burneside Lower Crossing with the 14.41 Windermere to Preston (1N32) on May 23rd 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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