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150143 at Helsby.0 views150143 has arrived from Ellesmere Port, and stands in Platform 4 at Helsby Station. The unit is ready to return to Ellesmere Port with the 15.45 Service on the 9th April 2011.
168218 leaving Stratford-Upon-Avon.1 viewsChiltern Railways Class 168, 168218 departs from Stratford-Upon-Avon with the 09.37 to London Marylebone on the 17th September 2011.
4-VEP 7817 at Brockenhurst.2 views4-Vep 7817 stands at Brockenhurst with an early morning semi-fast service to London Waterloo on the 24th July 1986.
101681 at Hooton.2 viewsOnce a four track main line from Birkenhead Woodside to Chester, the route has been rationalised following the closure of the Woodside Terminus in 1967, and the run-down of rail freight from the docks of Birkenhead. On September 1st 1993, 101681 in Regional Railways livery was stood at Hooton with the connecting service to Chester. The emu is in the adjacent platform having arrived from Liverpool. The 3rd rail was extended from Rock Ferry to Hooton in 1985 and was futher extended to Chester in 1993.

Class 305 EMU, 305515 at Manchester Piccadilly.2 viewsA 4-Car Class 305 EMU, 305515 in Greater Manchester/Regional Railways livery, stands at Platform 9 at Manchester Piccadilly, after arrival from Manchester Airport on the 5th March 1994.
56312 at Railfest York.2 viewsClass 56, 56312 and its vinyls advertising Railfest, on display on June 9th 2012. 56312 is owned by British American Rail Services.
WCRC 57315 & Eastbourne Signal Box.0 views57315 stands at Eastbourne on May 10th 2014. The impressive signal box was built by the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway in 1882 and originally had a 108 lever frame, the frame was changed to a 72 lever by the Southern Railway in 1934. The station was resignalled in 1991 and the box was installed with an 'entrance and exit' panel.
142052 arrives at Edge Hill.0 views142052 prepares to call at Edge Hill with the 12.51 Warrington Bank Quay to Liverpool Lime Street service on October 4th 2014.

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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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