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180103 at Buckshaw Village.7 viewsOn the site of the old Euxton Royal Ordnance Factory, at Buckshaw Village, Northern Rail, class 180, 180103 passes through the site of the new station under construction here, with the 19.28 Manchester Victoria to Blackpool North service on the 23rd May 2011. Buckshaw Parkway is due to open in the Autumn of 2011.
Courtaulds Ribbleton Sentinel Diesel Shunter.7 viewsThe last train of empty coal wagons departed from the Courtaulds Rayon Factory at Ribbleton on the 12th February 1980. The resident Courtaulds diesel shunter, Sentinel 10280 built in 1968 is seen passing under the bridge carrying the B6243 Preston to Longridge main road. The works was connected to the truncated remains of the Longridge Branch by a one mile connecting spur. This was the last day of work for this locomotive, following closure of the factory it moved to the British Celanese Plant at Spondon.
47406 at Lostock Hall Junction.7 viewsWith loco and coaches in matching InterCity Executive Livery, 47406 passes Lostock Hall Junction with a diverted London Euston to Glasgow Central service on Saturday March 25th 1989. With engineering work taking place between Preston and Carlisle, the train is going north via Blackburn, Hellifield and the S&C. Such ways of keep the trains running and reducing passenger inconvenience have long since been abandoned, the current West Coast operator would rather herd passengers on to Buses via the M6.
Class 40, 40082 at Preston Docks.4 views40082 stands with a rake of PCA Cement Wagons on the former Preston Dock Estate on July 9th 1984. During the redevelopment of the area and the building of the Penwortham by-pass over the adjacent River Ribble, Blue Circle Cement had temporary discharge facilities here. The empty wagons were being returned to Hope in Derbyshire. The tracks here have now been lifted and the site is now part of a link road from the Penwortham by-pass to the retail developments on the site of the former dock area.

325006 at Flag Lane.1 views325006 brings up the rear of the 12-car 16.16 Sheildmuir to Warrington RMT service passing Flag Lane on the up fast on April 14th 2014.
66115 crosses Strand Road.1 viewsWith the barriers down and the rush-hour traffic halted, 66115 takes the loaded tank wagons forming 6M32 across Strand Road level crossing on May 13th 2014.
TPE 350408 departs from Preston.2 viewsFirst TransPennine Express Class 350/4, 350408 accelerates the 15.09 Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport service away from Preston on May 31st 2014. The unit will traverse the WCML via Wigan North Western before taking Parkside East Curve, to access the newly-electrified east section of the historic Liverpool to Manchester route.
66134 at Portway Exchange Sidings.2 viewsHaving brought 6M32 from Lindsey Oil Refinery on August 20th 2014, 66134 has been uncoupled and is running round ready to take the empty wagons forming 6E32 back across the Pennines. Alongside is Ribble Rail Sentinel Diesel 'Enterprise' waiting to take the loaded tank wagons to the Total Bitumen plant situated at the west end of the former Preston Dock Estate.

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DELTIC - Preston Portway.2 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.2 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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