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Driving Van Trailer 82102 at Preston.4 viewsA reminder that ordinary everyday scenes pass into history. Mark 3B Driving Van Trailer 82102 in InterCity Swallow Livery stands at the head of the 10.15 Preston to London Euston Service, as it awaits departure at the start of its 220 mile journey to the capital on the 8th October 1995.
Class 31, 31130 in Carnforth Downside Sidings.3 viewsIn Railfreight Coal Sector Livery and with Crewe Depot Plaques, a smartly turned-out 31130 sits with the barrier wagons for a Nuclear Flask Train, in the Down Sidings at Carnforth on Sunday 10th May 1992.
LoadHaul 56s at Knottingley Depot.2 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.
150146 departs from Southport.5 viewsWith the lofty ex Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Signalbox dating from 1917 controlling the movements at Southport Station, 150146 in Regional Railways Livery departs with the 12.55 to Stockport on the 28th August 1993. The signals and points were electro-pneumatically controlled, and when the box was abolished in 1994 as part of the Merseyrail IECC scheme, some of the equipment went to the NRM at York. The tracks over which the 150 is travelling were once electrified to Meols Cop and Crossens.

151004 at Llandudno Jct.3 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 Along with sister unit 151003, it had been withdrawn from service in 1989 as being non-standard.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 319/0 EMU, 319028 at Luton.1 viewsHeavy rain followed by a burst of warm sunshine, has created a steaming effect on 319028 stood at Luton with a service to Wimbledon on the 22nd May 1994.
158810 at Manchester Victoria.2 viewsThe clock has stopped, as 3-Car Class 158, 158810 awaits departure from Manchester Victoria with the 19.17 departure to York, via Leeds & Halifax on the 25th April 1992. When this part of the station was redeveloped into a look-alike Birmingham New Street, the tile faced building and its Victorian clock were destroyed.
303075 & 87008 at Glasgow Central.2 viewsIn a familiar daily scene that went on for years and is now unlikely ever to be repeated, Strathclyde PTE liveried Class 303, 303075 departs from Glasgow Central with a service to Newton on July 23rd 1984. Class 87, 87008 -'City of Liverpool' looks on as it awaits the start of its 401 mile journey to London Euston. 87008 found a new life in Bulgaria after being cast aside by Virgin in 2004. Out of the 91 3-Car units built locally by Pressed Steel at Linwood between 1959 & 1961, only one unit has survived.

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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).2 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.2 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.1 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.1 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.1 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.2 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.1 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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