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A60 5100 approaches Moor Park.1 viewsA60, 5100 leads a Watford to Baker Street Service as it approaches Moor Park on the Up Local on the 22nd October 2011. The station here was opened in 1910 and called Sandy Lodge, the name was changed to Moor Park in 1950. The original double track line was widened to four tracks in the early 1960s, and the original station was swept away to be replaced by the two island platforms in use today.
Wembley Park - Metropolitan & Jubilee.1 viewsA busy scene at Wembley Park on Saturday 18th February 2012. A pair of S Stock trains arrive & depart with Metropolitan Line services, whilst a 1996 Tube Stock Train with 96047 leading, sits in the reversing siding ready to form a Jubilee Line Service to Stratford. On the right a pair of veteran A stock trains are berthed in the stabling sidings.
158848 departs from Doncaster.1 views158848 gets underway from Doncaster with the 11.27 Scarborough to Sheffield (via Hull) service on September 29th 2012.
483009 departs from Ryde St Johns Rd.1 views483009 & 483006 both in Dinosaur livery, depart from Ryde St Johns Road with the 15.23 Shanklin to Ryde Pier Head on July 14th 2002. In the former down loop is hybrid 'spare' cars 001/003 still in faded Network South East Livery. Due to their deteriorating condition and being visible from passing trains as well as the new houses in Jubilee Place, the cars had been sheeted over. The two cars were subsequently scrapped in 2006.

60074 at Acton Bridge.2 viewsHaving been held in the down loop just south of Acton Bridge, a clean 60074 -'Teenage Spirit' gets underway with an empty coal working bound for Warrington Arpley Yard on May 11th 2013.
Class 60, 60020 at Strand Road.2 viewsIn DB Schenker red livery, 60020 creeps slowly around the curve on the approach to Strand Road level crossing with 6M32 from Lindsey Oil Refinery on May 22nd 2013.
483009 at Park Road Ryde.0 views483009 brings the 16.49 Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin around the curve on the approach to Park Road Bridge at Ryde on July 5th 2013. The area on the left once formed part of Ryde Gasworks served by rail with coal from Medina Wharf. Closed in 1956, the area is now used as a materials depot for Scottish & Southern Energy.
TPE 185151 passes Adlington.0 viewsThe last of the class, 185151 hammers through Adlington with a combined Blackpool North/Edinburgh to Manchester Airport service on July 13th 2013.

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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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