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507020 arrives at Ormskirk.2 views507020 slips slowly into Ormskirk at the end of another journey from Liverpool Central on the 15th April 2012.
Fragonset Class 31, 31459 at Kirkham North Junction.1 viewsAn on-the-way-to-work shot! Fragonset Class 31, 31459 -'Cerberus' passes Kirkham North Junction with the First North Western, 07.19 Blackpool North to Manchester Victoria service on June 14th 2004. At the rear of the four Mark 2 Coaches is 31602.
WCRC 57601 at Fylde Road, Preston.2 viewsWest Coast Railway Company Class 57, 57601 takes the Cumbrian Mountain & Coast Statesman from Hull to Carlisle Northbound out of Preston on April 27th 2013. The three arch stone bridge that crosses Fylde Road dates from the opening of the Lancaster & Preston Railway in 1840. The height beneath the main arch has been increased to accommodate modern traffic by lowering the road surface.
142041 arrives at Huncoat.0 views142041 brings the 06.42 Blackpool South to Colne over the level crossing at Huncoat on the hazy morning of September 28th 2013.

WCRC 57315 at Cliviger.0 viewsFormer Virgin Trains Thunderbird, 57315 brings up the rear of 1Z77 'The Cumbrian Moorlander' drifting downgrade from Copy Pit Summit at Cliviger on May 17th 2014. The train was returning to Grantham from Carlisle.
483006 approaches Ryde St Johns Road.0 views483006 prepares to call at Ryde St Johns Road with the 17.07 Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin service on July 1st 2014. Behind the unit is the former down loop, now converted to a siding.
D9544 (D9520) arrives at Rawtenstall.0 viewsMasquerading as long-scrapped D9544, D9520 arrives at Rawtenstall as the lead locomotive on the 12.45 from Heywood on July 26th 2014.
150210 departs from Leyland.0 viewsHaving called at Leyland, 150210 gets underway with the 08.21 Blackpool North to Huddersfield service (via Manchester Victoria) on September 27th 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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