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08744 at Preston.12 viewsClass 08, 08744 removes a defective Mark 1, Buffet/Restaurant Car, 1953, from a Glasgow Central to London Euston service, at Preston, on the 6th February 1988.
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158752 at Bamber Bridge.4 views158752 passes through Bamber Bridge station with the 17.13 York to Blackpool North service, on the 10th June 2011. Part of the original 1846 station building survives here, seen to the right of the 158, it is now in use as a senior citizens community centre.
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Sentinel 'Progress' at Preston Dock.6 viewsRibble Rail Sentinel Loco, 'Progress' rumbles over the swingbridge on Navigation Way on the entrance to the former Preston Dock main basin on September 15th 2011. The loco was bringing the loaded tank wagons from the exchange sidings at Portway to the Tar Distillers Plant.
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Departmental Coach KDB977143 at Brownedge Sidings.6 viewsIn connection with laying new cable troughing, a rake of OBA open wagons was stabled in Brownedge Sidings, near Bamber Bridge on the 20th Aprfl 1998. In the consist was a former Mark 1 coach, KDB977143 in use as a staff coach. It was built by Metro-Cammell in Birmingham as part of lot 30229, allocated the number S34944, and delivered new to the Southern Region in October 1956 in Maroon & Cream livery. The area in the foreground was the site of the former down East Lancs line from Preston, closed in 1972.

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Network Rail Generator Coach 6261 at Strand Road.1 viewsIn the consist of 1Q14 on May 1st 2013, was 6261 a Network Rail Generator Coach, which was originally a BR MkI Full Brake (BG) that had once carried the numbers 81284/92088 & 92988.
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TPE Class 350/4, 350404 at Preston.1 viewsAlmost new out-of-the-box, First TransPennine Class 350/4 EMU 350404 stands at Preston whilst forming the 18.12 Edinburgh to Manchester Piccadilly service on February 6th 2014.
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EWS/DB 66155 Lostock Hall Junction.4 viewsIn fading light, 66155 passes Lostock Hall Junction with 6L92 from Crewe Basford Hall Yard to Culgaith on September 10th 2014. The loco has had the EWS lettering removed and the stylish three-beasties logo under the cab has been replaced by a DB overlay.
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90019 at Preston Station.0 viewsIn First Group (Scotrail) livery with EWS branding, 90019 stands at Preston with the Northbound Caledonian Sleeper on April 17th 2015. With Serco having taken over the running of this service from March 31st 2015, this livery is now obsolete.

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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
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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
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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
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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

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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
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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
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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
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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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