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31188 at Kirkham.2 viewsIn Dutch Civil Engineers livery, 31188 slowly reverses its train of empty ballast hoppers near Kirkham North Jct, after returning from the newly re-laid coast line to Blackpool South on the 8th March 1997. During the month long engineering possession of the line, a spare 20 ton brake van, Tops code ZTR, (ADB954550) was kept at Kirkham along with Class 08 shunter 08742 stabled out of harms way, along the former Marton Line at Bradkirk.
Regional Railways 101661 & 101655 at Blackpool North.2 viewsA pair of Regional Railways livered Class 101s were at Blackpool North on the 29th March 1997. On the left is car 51463, part of set 101661, coupled to car 51428, part of set 101655.
LoadHaul 56s at Knottingley Depot.1 viewsA Mouth-Watering display of LoadHaul Motive Power at Knottingley Depot on the 28th August 1996, with Ferrybridge Power Station as a backdrop, the coal-fired power station being one of the reasons for the depots existance. Class 56s 56003 & 56034 are the nearest locos in this view.
43023-'County of Cornwall' at Dawlish.2 viewsIn InterCity Swallow livery, HST Power Car 43023 -'County of Cornwall' awaits the off from Dawlish whilst working the 09.45 Paddington to Plymouth Service on the 2nd June 1995. What famous motive power of the past has graced this location?

Ethel 3 (ex 25314) at Skipton.2 viewsConverted from redundant class 25 locomotives, three 'Ethels' were created in 1983 to act as heating generators for operating in trains formed of electric heat coaches, where the train loco was unable to provide the heat. The Ethel was an abbreviation for 'Electric Train Heat Ex Locomotive'. In InterCity livery, Ethel 3 was stabled in the former Horse Dock at Skipton on the 5th January 1991 ready to be attached to a train hauled by LNER V2 4771-'Green Arrow' for a trip over the S&C.
Ultrasonic Test Train at Cark & Cartmel.2 viewsThe Ultrasonic Test Train, lead by DB977391, passes Southbound through Cark & Cartmel on the 2nd June 1994. The unit was formed in 1986 using two driving vehicles from a Class 101 DMU, 51433 & 53267. They were formed either end of what was once an ex Southern Region 4-Rep Driving Motor Coach, 62483.
NSE 313013 at Watford Junction.2 viewsIn Network South East Livery, Class 313 313013 stands at Watford Junction with a DC lines all-stations service to London Euston on the 19th March 1994. The 313s were the first production series unit developed from the PEP prototypes evaluated on the Southern Region in the early 1970s.
313013 was sent to Merseyrail in 1977 for testing and evaluation prior to the introduction of the new Class 507s.
141007 at Leeds Neville Hill Depot.1 viewsIn its workstained WYPTE green & white livery (matching the local bus fleet colours), 141007 was stabled at its home depot, Leeds Neville Hill on Sunday March 15th 1987. Introduced in 1984, the fleet of 20 Class 141s were a follow on from the Class 140 prototype and featured the narrow Leyland National bus body. Despite a reworking in 1988/89 the units were unreliable and were withdrawn in 1997. Some of the class were exported to Iran, but 141007 was preserved at the Colne Valley Railway.

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Class 28 Co-Bo, D5705/TDB968006 at Swindon.1 viewsWhilst on an official visit to Swindon Works on October 12th 1981, there was a chance encounter with the sole-surviving Class 28 Co-Bo, D5705/TDB968006. Following withdrawal in 1968 the loco passed to the Derby RTC for use on the Tribology Test Train. It then was used as a train-heat locomotive in South Wales, the loco eventually passed into presevation. In 1981 the Co-Bo seemed to be still carrying its faded original green livery.Dec 07, 2014
'Lion' at Cross Lane, Salford. (Liverpool & Manchester 150).1 viewsAgainst a backdrop that has changed beyond recognition, vintage Liverpool & Manchester Railway locomotive 'Lion' rumbles along the original L&M route at Cross Lane, Salford on September 14th 1980. Consisting of three replica coaches, the train was running from Eccles to Liverpool Road (The original Manchester terminus), commemorating the opening of the line in 1830. The train was being shadowed by Police Officers in a blue Hillman Avenger, as amongst the VIPs was the then Home Secretary, Willam Whitelaw.Nov 16, 2014
47471 at Daisyfield, Blackburn.1 views47471-'Norman Tunna GC' drifts past the level crossing & signal box at Daisyfield on the North East side of Blackburn with a diverted Glasgow to Birmingham service on March 11th 1989. The train is passing the remains of Daisyfield Station closed in 1958. Beyond the derelict platforms the 47 will join the East Lancashire route at Daisyfield Junction just East of Blackburn Station. 47471 emerged from Crewe Works as D1598 in June 1964. It was withdrawn in December 2004 and scrapped in February 2005.Nov 02, 2014
Class 47, 47190 -'Pectinidae' at Padiham Power Station.0 viewsComplete with an ex-works Shell TEA bogie tank wagon, 47190 -'Pectinidae' in Railfreight Petroleum Sector livery was one of the exhibits at the Padiham Power Station open day on October 8th 1989. Allocated to Crewe Diesel Depot, the 47 was one of several that carried the Latin names for various shells, a corporate link to the traffic carried to and from from the Shell oil refinery at Stanlow. The loco was new from Brush in June 1965 numbered D1840. It was withdrawn from service in 1994 and scrapped in 1998.Apr 04, 2014

Class 58, 58039 at Doncaster Works.0 viewsUnder a brooding sky, 58039 -'Rugeley Power Station' in Railfreight Coal Sector livery, was on display as one of the exhibits at Doncaster Works open day on July 12th 1992. New from Doncaster in March 1986, 58039 was withdrawn by EWS in December 1999. In 2003 the loco was exported to Holland to work for ACTS, but in 2009 the loco was transferred to the French operator ETF, but is currently stored out of use.Mar 22, 2014
Class 58, 58030 at Butterley.0 viewsThere is still an element of newness about 58030 as it stands on display at Butterley on 13th July 1985 as part of the Midland Railway Centre diesel gala. 58030 had been constructed at Doncaster Works a month earlier in June 1985. The loco was withdrawn from service in 2002 carrying EWS maroon livery. 58030 departed for Spain in 2004 working for operator GIF.Jan 26, 2014
HST Power Car 43002 departs from Dawlish.1 viewsPioneer production HST Power Car, 43002 departs from Dawlish at the rear of the 16.35 London Paddington to Plymouth on the evening of May 31st 1995. 43002 was first off the production line at BREL Crewe in 1975. The power car is still in service as part of the First Great Western fleet based at Plymouth Laira Depot. How many miles must have this machine travelled in 39 years?Jan 22, 2014
141009 at Leeds Neville Hill Depot.0 viewsIn original condition and livery of Verona Green and Buttermilk, a rather grubby looking 141009 was stabled at Leeds Neville Hill Depot on March 15th 1987, formed of cars 55510 & 55530. The 20 narrow-bodied units were refurbished to improve reliability and to make them compatable with other second generation DMUs in 1988/89. 141009 was renumbered 141110 following refurbishment and was withdrawn from active service in 1997. The unit passed to the Weardale Railway, becoming a spares donor for 141103 (141002).Jan 02, 2014

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