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508128 at Ainsdale.8 views508128 is about to pass under the A565 Coastal Road on the southern outskirts of Ainsdale as it speeds along with a service from Southport to Hunts Cross on the 9th August 2011. The Coastal Road between Southport and Woodvale is built on the formation of the old Cheshire Lines route that ran from Southport Lord Street, which closed in 1952.
150214 at Bentley Heath Level Crossing.0 viewsClass 150/2, 150214 passes over Bentley Heath Level Crossing, with the 14.28 Dorridge to Stourbridge Junction on the 1st October 2011.
Ex West Midlands 150206 at Blackburn.0 viewsWith the light fading fast, ex West Midlands Class 150/2, 150206 departs from Blackburn, having called with the 16.23 Manchester Victoria to Clitheroe service on the 17th March 2012.
158851 arrives at Accrington.0 viewsObserving the 10mph speed restriction, 158851 comes off the 21 arch viaduct at Accrington whilst working the 09.52 York to Blackpool North service on the 18th March 2012. The footpath on the right follows the former route of the ELR line to Stubbins Junction near Ramsbottom, closed in 1966.

156460 arrives at Bamber Bridge.0 views156460 arrives at Bamber Bridge whilst working the 18.54 Colne to Blackpool South on June 28th 2012. Many of the fine old station buildings on the East Lancashire Line were swept away in fit of official vandalism in the early 1970s, but at Bamber Bridge a small portion of the former 1846 building survives, now in use as a Senior Citizens Centre.
Stanier Class 5, 45407 at Bury South.0 viewsOn a bleak Wintery afternoon, Stanier Class 5 4-6-0, 45407 creeps slowly round the curve at Bury South whilst working the late running 12.30 Heywood to Rawtenstall service during the East Lancashire Winter Steam Gala on January 19th 2013.
150146 Chapel Fold, Hoghton.0 viewsThe little iron bridge at Chapel Fold, Hoghton takes the strain as 150146 climbs upgrade with the 13.20 Blackpool South to Colne on February 7th 2015.
TPE 185151 arrives at Blackpool North.0 views185151 arrives at Blackpool North with the 11.29 from Manchester Airport on May 16th 2015. That modern Home & Distant signal which is a replacement has had the full H&S treatment.

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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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