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Metrolink 1026 at Halliwell Street.2 viewsT68, 1026 drops down the gradient from Shudehill, as it enters Halliwell Street on the approach to Manchester Victoria, with a Manchester Piccadilly to Bury service on May 1st 2011.
A60, 5034 departing from Northwood.3 viewsBearing the scars of graffiti removal, A60, 5034 departs from Northwood with a Watford to Baker Street service on June 23rd 2012. Until 1985, this car was numbered 5008.
483008 at Park Road Ryde.0 views483008 comes round the sharp curve situated between Rink Road and Park Road Bridges in Ryde. The unit was working the 13.49 Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin service on July 21st 2012. The area to left of the line was once the site of Ryde Gasworks.
Class 504 M65438M at Bury Electric Depot.3 viewsService reductions in the late 1960s on the 1200v DC Manchester-Bury Line, saw a number of units laid up, never to work again. The stored units hung about at Bury Electric Depot until the early 1980s, many had been stripped for parts and all still carrying their obsolete 'as withdrawn' liveries. Motor Brake Second M65438M in BR green livery with small yellow warning panel was stabled at the East side of the depot building on May 15th 1979.

508143 at Sandhills.1 views508143 has just crossed the B5055, Sandhills Lane as it calls at Sandhills with an Ormskirk to Liverpool Central service on March 30th 2013. 508143 was the last Class 508 built at York in 1980.
507018 at Waterloo level crossing.1 viewsRunning between the stations at Blundellsands & Crosby and Waterloo, 507018 approaches Waterloo level crossing at St Johns Road whilst working from Southport to Hunts Cross on May 25th 2013. The services had been strengthened to six cars due to the commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic taking place over the bank holiday weekend on the Liverpool Waterfront.
Herbert Walker Avenue - Southampton Docks.0 viewsLooking east from the former Dock Gate 8 along Herbert Walker Avenue, the reserved route of the single track link that connected the Western docks to the Eastern docks is still clearly visible. The link was severed in the 1970s as the traditional dock traffic fell away in the face of increasing containerisation. On the right across Mayflower Park is a Red Funnel Car Ferry awaiting departure for East Cowes from its berth at Royal Pier at 11.55am on June 27th 2014.
150116 arrives at Bolton.0 views150116 rolls into Bolton with the 12.20 Southport to Manchester Airport service on December 6th 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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