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Ventnor West.0 viewsLooking back towards St Lawrence from the were the buffer stops were sited, this was the view on the 15th July 2011. The station had two parallel platforms, although only the one adjacent to the buildings was ever used. Castle Close is built over the trackbed, and where the bungalows are on the right of this scene, was site of the small goods yard. The car is stood on what would have been the platform track. The telegraph pole in the distance, is around the spot where the small signalbox was sited.
158851 at Hall Royd Junction.1 viewsTwo-Car Class 158, 158851 brings the 07.29 Blackpool North to York service under the span that takes Hallroyd Lane over the five sets of tracks on the approach to Hall Royd Junction at Todmorden on the 12th May 2012. Most of these trans-pennine services are operated by three-car 158s, but as here, two-car sets occasionally stand in.
485041 arrives at Ryde St Johns Road.0 viewsIn Network South East livery, Four Car 485041 arrives at Ryde St Johns Road with a Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin service on the 19th July 1989. Driving Car number 1 is leading, it was built by Metro-Cammell in 1934 and was a mere 55 years old at the time of this picture, 22 years of which had been spent on the Isle of Wight.
Nottingham Express Transit, 203 crosses the A6008, Nottingham.1 viewsNET 203 crosses over the A6008 as it departs from Station Street with a service to Hucknall on October 13th 2012. The tram is on the formation of the former Great Central mainline, the bridge here was a replacement for a bowstring girder bridge demolished in 1975. The NET system is operated with 15 Bombardier 'Incentro' Trams built in 2002/3.

57301 & 390020 at Bamber Bridge.5 viewsIn a sight unlikely to be repeated, Virgin Class 57/3 57301 -'Scott Tracy' hauls Pendolino 390020 with the diverted 09.02 Carlisle to London Euston service on May 6th 2006. The ensemble is passing the rusting sidings into the Bowker Logistics site, just west of Bamber Bridge, the private siding opening with much ceremony in 1990, but now disused.
90020 at London Euston.1 viewsIn EWS livery, Class 90 90020 -'Collingwood' stands against the block with the stock of the Caledonian Sleeper at London Euston on April 20th 2013.
E3137/86259 -'Les Ross' at Farington Junction.1 viewsIn immaculate condition, E3137/86259 -'Les Ross' passes Farington Junction on the Up Slow on its way from Preston to take the 'Cumbrian Mountain Express' onwards to London Euston on May 22nd 2013.
508111 at Ormskirk.0 views508111 stands at Ormskirk with the 17.50 to Liverpool Central on June 8th 2013. At the other side of the stop block can be seen 153317 forming the 17.52 to Preston.

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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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