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Class 90, 90045 at Basford Hall Yard Crewe.3 viewsFreightliner 'Powerhaul' livered class 90, 90045 was stabled between duties in Basford Hall Yard at Crewe on March 26th 2011.
483002 & 483006 Ryde St Johns Road Depot.0 viewsTwo of the six strong fleet of class 483s stand in the depot yard at Ryde St Johns Road on the late afternoon of the 29th June 2011. The far unit is 006 stabled in the cleaning road. Nearest is unit 002, currently out of traffic and stripped internally.
Centenary Car 643 at Little Bispham.1 viewsHaving turned at Little Bispham, 643 prepares to pick up passengers on the 6th November 2011 as it heads for the Pleasure Beach. How many times in its 25 years of service at Blackpool has it been at this location?
153360 approaches Thornton Abbey.0 viewsOn Summer Sundays, there are four return trips from Cleethorpes to Barton-On-Humber. On Sunday 26th August, the first train of the day the 09.58 Cleethorpes to Barton approaches Thornton Abbey Station. The footcrossing connects the two platforms, and continues as a footpath from the Up Platform across the fields to Thornton Abbey.

50047 at Dawlish.2 viewsIn large logo livery, 50047 -'Swiftsure' awaits custom at Dawlish whilst working the five coach, 10.30 Paignton to Exeter St Davids on May 28th 1987.
EWS 66155 arriving at Blackburn.0 views66155 trundles into the goods loops at the rear of Blackburn Station with 6Z35 carrying cement from Clitheroe to Avonmouth on July 16th 2013. Formed of PCA 4-Wheel wagons, the train would normally pass through Blackburn en-route to the WCML at Farington Jct. A 9-day engineering blockade on the WCML between Wigan and Warrington between 13-21st July saw this working run-round at Blackburn and head east towards Accrington & Copy Pit.
ATW 175007 approaches Conwy.0 viewsEmerging from the short tunnel on the west side of Conwy, Arriva Trains Wales class 175 175007 prepares to call with the 14.23 Holyhead to Cardiff Central service on the late afternoon of November 23rd 2013. All being well the 175 will be in the Welsh Capital at 19.15.
4-VEP 3557 arrives at New Milton.0 viewsAn early morning scene at New Milton on May 30th 1998, as 4-VEP 3557 in Stagecoach livery arrives with the 07.09 Poole to Southampton Central service.

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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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