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Regional Railways Class 37, 37429 at Kirkham.2 viewsIn Regional Railways Livery, Class 37/4, 37429 -'Eisteddfod Genediaethol' passes Kirkham on the station avoiding line with the four coach Saturday Only 10.15 Blackpool North to Holyhead Service on the 5th August 1995. 37429 was a product of Vulcan Foundry, built in 1965 as D6600. The loco was stored in 2001 and broken up for scrap in 2008.
Glasgow 'Blue Train' 303046 at Glasgow Central.2 viewsIn a time-hounoured scene, Class 303 emu, 303046 prepares to depart from Glasgow Central with a Cathcart Circle service on the 9th June 1994.
Built locally by Pressed Steel at Linwood, the units were a familiar sight around Glasgow from introduction in 1960, until they were replaced by new Class 334 emus in 2001/2002.
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 47711 at Exeter St Davids.2 viewsFormer Scotrail push/pull Class 47/7, 47711 prepares to run round its train at Exeter St Davids on the 24th May 1992 before returning to London Waterloo. These were the twilight years for locomotive hauled trains on the former LSWR route to the West Country, in 1993 the services were handed over to new Class 159 Sprinter units.

151004 at Llandudno Jct.2 viewsMetro-Cammell prototype Class 151, 151004 (ex 151002) stands forlorn in the carriage shed at Llandudno Junction on the 11th April 1993. Along with sister unit 151003, it had been withdrawn from service in 1989 as being non-standard. The unit is keeping company with a Class 101 produced in the same Washwood Heath factory in 1958. The 151 duo were scrapped in 2004.
Class 305 EMU, 305515 at Manchester Piccadilly.2 viewsA 4-Car Class 305 EMU, 305515 in Greater Manchester/Regional Railways livery, stands at Platform 9 at Manchester Piccadilly, after arrival from Manchester Airport on the 5th March 1994.
142014 arrives at Barrow-In-Furness.2 viewsA long way from its home depot at Newton Heath, Greater Manchester/Regional Railways liveried 142014 arrives at Barrow-In-Furness with the 14.16 service from Millom on August 31st 1996.
Class 58, 58010 at Southport.2 viewsAs part of a joint BR/Steamport Museum open day on September 30th 1984, Class 58 58010 and Class 20 20212 were on display at Southport Station. This was possibly the first and last time that a Class 58 visited Southport. 58010 was only 8 months old at the time, having emerged from Doncaster Works in February 1984. After being withdrawn by EWS in 1999, the loco eventually found further use working for the French operator TSO.

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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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