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Class 142, 142076 arrives at Skipton.2 viewsThere is plenty of steam age infrastructure on display at Skipton as Class 142, 142076 arrives with a service from Leeds to Morecambe on the 18th July 1988. The unit was only two years old at the time, and was carrying its original powder blue Provincial Services Livery.
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GM Pacer 142009 at Manchester Victoria.3 viewsLate afternoon sunlight shines through the old Manchester Victoria, on the 3rd February 1990. Still wearing its original Greater Manchester PTE Orange & Brown livery, 142009 was stabled where in years gone by, the Wallside pilot engines stood in position to bank Eastbound trains up the incline to Miles Platting. Victoria Station still showed the scars following a visit from the German Luftwaffe in December 1940, when much of the overall roof on the through platforms was destroyed, never to be replaced.
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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.
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47612-'Titan' at Daisyfield, Blackburn.2 views47612-'Titan' in InterCity livery slowly comes downgrade, crossing the arches over Beechwood Road on the approach to Daisyfield Junction, north east of Blackburn with a Glasgow to Birmingham New Street service on the 11th March 1989. The loco was one of the original batch of Western Region class 47s, named in the 1960s with nameplates using GWR style Egyptian Serif lettering. When new in 1965 it was numbered D1665. On the skyline can be seen the Lion Brewery, now long gone.

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HST Power Car 43144 passes Starcross.2 viewsViewed from the drive of the Old Vicarage at Starcross, 43144 heads Northbound with 1E39, the 17.29 Plymouth to Leeds service on the 29th May 1989.
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NSE Class 50, 50005 at Starcross.1 viewsIn revised Network South East livery, 50005 -'Collingwood' disturbs the early morning quiet at Starcross on the Exe estuary at 07.33am, as it calls with the 07.12 Newton Abbot to Exeter St Davids service on May 31st 1988. Once at Exeter the 50 & stock would form an up service to London Waterloo.
50005 was new from Vulcan Foundry in January 1968, numbered D405 it was a London Midland Region loco until electrification on the WCML North of Weaver Junction saw the loco transferred to the Western Region in 1974.
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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.
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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.

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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
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'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
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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
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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

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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
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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
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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
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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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