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142047 & 153324 at Lostock Hall.3 views142047 with 153324 leading, departs from Lostock Hall with a Colne to Blackpool South service on the 18th December 2010. The land to the left of the train was the former Lostock Hall MPD, (10D), which had been the last steam locomotive depot on BR.
150117 departs from Tyseley.0 viewsThere are shades of Autumn in the trees, as 150117 departs from Tyseley with a service to Whitlocks End on the 1st October 2011.
Balloon 700 at Little Bispham.1 viewsIn a ghostly white base livery, pioneer Balloon double deck car number 700, built by English Electric in 1934, has just come out of the turning circle at Little Bispham on the 21st April 2012. The tram was working the Heritage Tram Promenade Tour. 700 has been fitted with widened door entrances to enable it to use the low height platforms installed as part of the upgraded system.
86259/E3137 & Pendolino at Farington Junction.1 viewsTwo generations of WCML front-line motive power at Farington Junction on June 14th 2012. 86259/E3137 was stabled in the loco exchange sidings, ready to take over the Southbound Cumbrian Mountain Express from 46233 -'Duchess pf Sutherland'. The 17.36 Lancaster to London Euston Virgin Pendolino passes by on the Up Fast.

S Stock 21097 at Harrow-on-the-Hill.0 viewsThe new order on the Metropolitan. S Stock car 21097 brings a train from Uxbridge into Harrow-on-the-Hill whilst en-route to Aldgate on September 9th 2012. The track layout here dates back to the modernisation of the Metropolitan Line in the late 1950s & early 1960s, when the section from Harrow-on-the-Hill to Watford South Junction was quadrupled and an underpass was installed here to avoid conflicting movements for services to and from Uxbridge.
East Coast Class 91, 91114 departs from York.1 viewsJust a handful of the 31 strong class 91 fleet still carry the dark blue base livery of former operator GNER. 91114 departs from York with the 07.00 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh Waverley service on March 16th 2013. 91114 is unique as it is equipped with two pantographs fitted in November 2012 as a trial.
ATW 158834 at Conwy.0 views158834 emerges into daylight as it exits the westbound tube of the Conwy Tubular Bridge whilst working the 07.08 Birmingham International to Holyhead service on November 23rd 2013. Alongside is Conwy Castle constructed by Edward I between 1283 & 1289.
London Midland 350373 at Preston.2 viewsOne of 10 new Class 350/3 EMUs built for London Midland, 350373 is the lead unit of the 8-Car 17.06 Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport stood at Preston on August 1st 2014. Three units of the London Midland batch have been sub-leased to First TransPennine Express to temporarily increase capacity on the services between Manchester Airport and Glasgow/Edinburgh.

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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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