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483006 at Ryde St Johns Road.3 viewsA view between the third rail electrical substation at Ryde St Johns Road, and the scaffolding clad signalbox, sees 483006 stabled in the Depot yard on the 9th July 2010.
66434 at Preston on the RHTT.1 viewsIn Fastline Freight livery, 66434 stands at the former PCD platform at Preston after arrival from Carlisle with the RHTT on the 8th November 2011. The train had reached Preston via the S&C, Hellifield & Blackburn.
Class 40, 40105 at Daisyfield Level Crossing.3 viewsWith a train of loaded Presflo wagons from the Cement Works at Clitheroe, Class 40 40105 passes over Daisyfield Level Crossing on the North East side of Blackburn on a glorious June 8th 1979.
40105 was the first of a batch of twenty Class 40s built at the Robert Stephenson & Hawthorn Factory at Darlington, which was then part of the English Electric empire. Completed in October 1960, the loco had just over 20 years in service, being withdrawn in December 1980. It was scrapped at Swindon Works in March 1981.
507004 departs from Old Roan.1 views507004 crosses the A5207, Copy Lane as it gets underway from Old Roan whilst working from Ormskirk to Liverpool Central on February 2nd 2013. The station here was opened by the LMS in 1935 to serve the expanding suburbs. In recent years the station has been modernised by Merseytravel.

483002 at Ryde Depot.0 views483002 the 'spare unit' stands in the evening sunlight in the yard at Ryde Depot on July 5th 2013. Close examination reveals a numberless unit, stripped internally and stained externally. Formed of former LT 1938 DMs 10221 & 11221, following refurbishment at Eastleigh, 483002 arrived on the Island on September 26th 1989, entering passenger service on October 7th 1989.
508130 at Hightown.0 views508130 calls at Hightown with a Southport to Hunts Cross service on March 12th 2014.
Class 45, 45051 arrives at Exeter St Davids.2 viewsVery much a routine sight at the time, 45051 slips into Exeter St Davids with a lengthy NE/SW service formed of MkI stock on July 27th 1978. The former GWR bracket signals are still in use, and what was the Exe Valley bay platform on the right is full of parcel vans waiting to be loaded. Along the platform can be seen BRUTE trollies, another common sight at every main station, they too along with the Peak, the MkIs and the vintage signals belong to a vanished world.
483007 - Park Road, Ryde.0 viewsWith the site of the old Ryde Gas Works on the extreme right, 483007 comes around the curve as it approaches Park Road at Ryde with the 15.07 Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin on July 8th 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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