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185107 at Penwortham.5 viewsFirst Transpennine Express class 185, 185107 leads the 07.10/07.22 Blackpool/Lancaster to Manchester Airport service on the 9th May 2011. The two units will have coupled together to form one service from Preston.
'Skipper' 142026 climbs Farington Curve.5 viewsEx Devon & Corwall 'Skipper' Class 142, 142026 in pseudo GWR chocolate & cream livery, climbs Farington Curve with a Blackpool South to Colne Service on the 8th September 1990.
Cravens Class 105 DMU at Bamber Bridge.6 viewsVery much the daily routine at the time, a Cravens Class 105 2-Car DMU, with M50771 trailing, departs from Bamber Bridge with a Preston to Colne Service on the 23rd August 1980.
Class 05, D2595 alongside Navigation Way.3 viewsFormer BR Class 05, D2595 brings the 13.15 departure from Preston Riversway around the sharp curve that runs adjacent to Navigation Way, during the Ribble Steam Railway Diesel Shunter Gala on October 7th 2012.

57301 & 390020 at Bamber Bridge.5 viewsIn a sight unlikely to be repeated, Virgin Class 57/3 57301 -'Scott Tracy' hauls Pendolino 390020 with the diverted 09.02 Carlisle to London Euston service on May 6th 2006. The ensemble is passing the rusting sidings into the Bowker Logistics site, just west of Bamber Bridge, the private siding opening with much ceremony in 1990, but now disused.
60009 -'Union of South Africa' at Fylde Road, Preston.2 viewsA4 60009 -'Union of South Africa' passes Fylde Road as it heads towards Preston with 5Z96 running from Carnforth to Bristol on June 1st 2013.
Ex L&Y Aspinall 0-6-0, 12322 at Portway.2 views12322 runs-round its five Mark I coaches in the Exchange Sidings alongside Portway, before returning to Preston Riversway on September 7th 2014.
Cravens Class 105 passes Hoghton.2 viewsA Cravens Class 105 Power-Twin has just passed over the half-barrier level crossing at Hoghton with the 11.33 Preston to Colne on May 11th 1981. The former Goods Shed in the background was home to a dealer in ex Ministry of Defence vehicles. The area surrounding the line then had an open aspect, today the trackside is tree lined and the Goods Shed has been demolished and housing now covers the site.

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DELTIC - Preston Portway.1 viewsBuilt at nearby Strand Road, the prototype Deltic on loan to the Ribble Steam Railway from the NRM, was given a last run out as part of the Autumn Diesel Gala on October 3rd 2015. Sandwiched between class 14s D9537 & D9539 the loco was passing alongside Portway. The Deltic returned to the NRM at Shildon a few days later.Nov 05, 2015
D9539/DELTIC/D9537 at Preston Portway.1 viewsIn one of the most bizarre combinations ever seen on the Ribble Steam Railway, the prototype Deltic was given a run out along the line as part of the Autumn Diesel Gala on October 3rd 2015. The NRM owned loco was sandwiched between resident class 14 D9539 and D9537 on loan from the East Lancashire Railway.Nov 05, 2015
Freightliner 66596 at Fylde Road.0 viewsThe original Preston & Lancaster Railway stone bridge dating from 1840, bears the weight of Freightliner 66596 as it works a Milnthorpe to Crewe Basford Hall (6X04) engineers service on the approach to Preston at Fylde Road on August 16th 2015.Nov 01, 2015
Freightliner 66596 on Fylde Road Viaduct.0 views66596 brings a Milnthorpe to Crewe Basford Hall (6X04) engineers working onto Fylde Road Viaduct as it approaches Preston on August 16th 2015. The rear of the loco is passing over the arch that once took the now-drained Lancaster Canal under the line.Nov 01, 2015

WCRC 47851 passes Fylde Road.0 views47851 powers away from Preston whilst working a Holyhead to Edinburgh charter on Sunday 16th August 2015.Nov 01, 2015
The Fellsman passes Bamber Bridge.0 viewsIn evening light the returning Fellsman from Carlisle to Lancaster passes Bamber Bridge behind Stanier Black Five 45231 on August 12th 2015. In the loop is Freighliner 66952 recessed with a heavy Crewe Basford Hall to Blackburn engineers working.Oct 28, 2015
Freightliner 66952 departs from Lostock Hall Junction.0 views66952 digs-in as it slowly moves a laden ballast working comprising of MOA open wagons, from Crewe Basford Hall to Blackburn, departing from a lengthy stop at Lostock Hall Junction on the early evening of August 12th 2015.Oct 28, 2015
DRS 66427 & Freightliner 66952 pass at Lostock Hall Junction.0 viewsClass 66's pass on the Back Line at Lostock Hall Junction on August 12th 2015. 66427 heads south with 6K05 from Carlisle to Crewe, whilst 66952 stands at the signal with a Crewe Basford Hall to Blackburn engineers working.Oct 28, 2015

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