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483007 arrives at Brading.0 views483007 arrives at Brading with the 17.49 Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin service on the 30th June 2011. The footbridge here has recently been re-furbished to allow access to the restored island platform building and signalbox, part of the heritage visitor centre that has been established at Brading Station.
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47608 departs from Blackburn.8 viewsDue to engineering work on the WCML between Preston & Carlisle, all services were diverted via Blackburn, Hellifield & the Settle to Carlisle route, during weekends in the spring of 1988.
Class 47, 47608 climbs away from Daisyfield Junction at Blackburn, and is seen crossing the arches at Beechwood Road with a London Euston to Glasgow Central Service on the 11th March 1988.
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Blackpool Flexity 001 at Starr Gate Depot.0 viewsThe first of the Flexity fleet, 001 was undergoing examination and maintenance in the workshop at Starr Gate Depot on August 28th 2013. 001 was delivered new from Bombardier in Germany, to Blackpool on August 29th 2011.
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EWS 66057 at Colton Junction.0 views66057 brings an Lackenby to Scunthorpe steel working formed of empty BDA & BEA Bogie Bolster Wagons past Colton Junction on May 17th 2014.

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158849 at Leeds.0 viewsClose-up detail of the vinyl wrap on 158849 at Leeds whilst working the 05.11 Blackpool North to York on August 16th 2014. The unit was re-liveried for the Tour de France which was in Yorkshire on the 5/6th July 2014.
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TPE 185141 departs from Buckshaw Parkway.0 views185141 accelerates away from Buckshaw Parkway with the 12.29 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North First TransPennine Express service on November 22nd 2014.
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TPE 185116 departs from York.0 views185116 departs from York with the 07.15 Liverpool Lime Street to Scarborough First TransPennine Express on December 20th 2014.
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483002 (Spare) at Ryde St Johns Road.0 viewsIsland Line has five operational Class 483s (004/006/007/008/009) with 483002 as a spare unit that has been out of passenger service for many years. The unit was stabled on No.2 road at Ryde St Johns Road Depot on July 6th 2015.

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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
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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
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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
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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

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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
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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
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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
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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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