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EWS 60031 at Strand Road.9 viewsBack in the days when a Class 60 on the tank wagons to Preston Docks was a routine event, 60031 brings 6E32, heading for Lindsey Oil Refinery, over Strand Road Level Crossing on the 14th June 2006.
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Class 25, 25321 at Deepdale Mill Street.7 viewsClass 25, 25321 slowly pushes its loaded HEA Coal Hoppers across Deepdale Mill Street and into the the Coal Sidings at Fletcher Road on the 3rd May 1985. The 25 had worked the train from Warrington Arpley Yard. 25321 had been constructed at Derby Works in 1967 as D7671, after production of the locomotives had ceased at the financially troubled Beyer-Peacock works in Manchester, resulting in the final batch being turned out from Derby.
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87013 passes Farington.5 viewsWith Loco & Stock in Virgin livery, Class 87, 87013 -'John o Gaunt' brings the 14.40 London Euston to Glasgow Central service past Farington on the 7th August 2004. In the background is Mill Street bridge, with Leyland Station in the far distance.
After being discarded by Virgin in favour of Class 390 Pendolinos, 87013 found further employment in Bulgaria.
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TPE 185145 at Fylde Road, Preston.2 viewsFirst TransPennine Express Class 185, 185145 crosses Fylde Road as it accelerates away from Preston whilst working the 08.25 Manchester Airport to Barrow-In-Furness on June 1st 2013.

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46233-'Duchess of Sutherland' at Lostock Hall Jct.2 viewsEn-route from Crewe to Carlisle, 46233 -'Duchess of Sutherland' passes Lostock Hall Junction on July 27th 2013.
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EWS 66086 at Lostock Hall Junction.1 viewsRunning 35 minutes early, 66086 takes the 'back line' at Lostock Hall Junction whilst working 6Z85 from Castle Cement at Clitheroe to Avonmouth on August 1st 2013.
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West Coast 57314 at Lostock Hall Junction.1 viewsFormer Virgin Class 57/3 Thunderbird, 57314 passes Lostock Hall Junction with 5Z39 a West Coast ECS working from Doncaster to Carnforth on October 12th 2014.
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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.

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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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