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86259 at Farington Junction.0 viewsHaving taken over from Oliver Cromwell at Farington Junction, 86259 gets the Cumbrian Mountain Express underway on the WCML, homeward bound to London Euston on the 31st March 2012.
144018 at Littleborough.0 views144018 calls at Littleborough whilst working the 10.00 Manchester Victoria to Leeds service on Saturday 12th May 2012. The station here has always had staggered platforms. Holy Trinity Church is on the left, dating from 1817 with the steeple added in 1860 - the clock is not the correct time!
The station was the temporary terminus of the line from Manchester, opening in 1839 until the route East of here via Summit Tunnel was completed in 1841. George Stephenson was the engineer for the line.
C77, 5717 departs from Ladbroke Grove.0 viewsC77 5717 crosses over Ladbroke Grove as it moves on with a Hammersmith to Liverpool Street service on October 27th 2012. The next stop will be Westbourne Park adjacent to the Great Western Main Line, just west of Paddington.
TPE 185113 at Chorley.0 views185113 awaits custom at Chorley with the 08.25 Manchester Airport to Preston on May 25th 2013. The station has received new shortened platform canopies in readyness for the catenary to be erected as part of the forthcoming Manchester to Blackpool electrification.

Sentinel 'Energy' at Portway Exchange Sidings.2 viewsRibble Rail Sentinel Diesel 'Energy' awaits the arrival of 6M32 from Lindsey Oil Refinery at the Exchange Sidings at Portway on July 14th 2014. The locomotive was formerly Manchester Ship Canal DH23 (10226/1965) and was acquired in 2004.
DRS 47790 at Buckshaw Parkway.0 viewsIn Northern Belle livery, 47790-'Galloway Princess' passes Buckshaw Parkway with 2Z09 from Manchester Victoria to Preston on November 22nd 2014. The loco-hauled service is providing extra capacity for Northern Rail on Pre-Christmas Saturdays.
33109 arrives at Rawtenstall.0 viewsTrailing at the rear of the 11.30 from Heywood, 33109 arrives at Rawtenstall on January 10th 2015.
TPE 185124 at Burneside Lower Crossing (Windermere Branch).0 viewsObserving the 5 mph speed limit, 185124 passes over Sharps Lane at Burneside Lower Crossing whilst working the 08.25 Manchester Airport to Windermere 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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