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180108 at Skew Bridge Penwortham.0 views180108 is seen on the Down Slow line at Skew Bridge, on the Southern approach to Preston, with the 09.32 Hazel Grove to Preston Service on the 8th February 2011. After calling at Preston, the unit will run ecs to Blackpool North.
Class 47s 47768 & 47627 with GNER stock at Maudland Jct.9 viewsRes liveried 47768-'Resonant' & EWS maroon liveried 47627 pass Maudland Junction with a Wolverton to Craigentenny ECS working on the 25th April 1998. Complete with barrier vehicle the 47 duo were moving newly refurbished GNER Mk3 HST trailer coaches. Preston Power Box is in the background. Photography is now impossible at this location, as the saplings in the foreground have now grown into full blown trees
91101 in Flying Scotsman Livery at Claypole.0 viewsIn East Coast/Flying Scotsman livery, Pioneer Class 91, 91101 brings up the rear of the 15.30 Edinburgh to London Kings Cross service passing Long Fen Farm at Claypole on May 24th 2012.
Blackpool Flexity 003 on South Promenade.0 viewsFlexity 003 has just left the stop at Burlington Road West as it works from Fleetwood Ferry to Starr Gate on August 18th 2012.

C77, 5727 departs from Shepherds Bush Market.0 viewsWith the BBC Television Centre as a backdrop, C77 5727 departs from Shepherds Bush Market with a service from Hammersmith to Barking on October 20th 2012.
507027 & 507009 approach Sandhills.1 viewsWith the reversing siding situated between the running lines, 507027 & 507009 approach Sandhills with a Hunts Cross to Southport service on June 8th 2013. Notice the vintage lineside wooden fence alongside the unit.
4-SUB 4384 at Birds, Long Marston.4 viewsReflections at Birds Scrapyard, Long Marston on October 12th 1981. Class 405/1, 4-SUB 4384 awaits scrapping along with former GWR Siphon Bogie Van, ADW150426. On its side is a Mark I Restaurant Unclassified (RU) Coach branded 'Motorail'. The ground is littered with components and seat cushions from vehicles that have passed through previously. 4384 was one of a batch of units dating from 1948 and was classified as being in the Southern Railway build rather than the later BR units produced from 1949 onwards.
701 at Little Bispham.0 views701 on private hire duty stands on the turning loop at Little Bispham on April 11th 2015. The cranes in the background are being used on the flood defence work on Princes Way.

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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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