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66066 Railtour at Preston Docks.4 viewsThe Branch Line Society Railtour was hauled by Deltic 55022, but was tailed by EWS Class 66, 66066, seen here at the rear of the train as it leaves the exchange sidings at Portway, on the 10th October 2010.
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.
EWS 60031 at Strand Road.7 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.
Class 47, 47370 at Bowkers Bamber Bridge.7 viewsClass 47, 47370 emerges slowly from the newly installed private siding at Bowkers Haulage at Bamber Bridge on the 18th July 1990. The loco had worked a variety of Railfreight wagons from Warrington, on a gauging run to test the trackwork and clearances in the new facilities here. In the background can be seen Brownedge Sidings, adjacent to the alignment of the direct line to Preston via Todd Lane Junction which closed in May 1972.

31275 at Barton & Broughton.4 viewsAt 14.10 on January 25th 1997, Class 31 31275 in workstained Railfreight Coal Sector Livery, stands in the Down Loop at Barton & Broughton with an Civil Engineers working to Carnforth. The 31 had been looped to allow a Northbound HST to pass.
DRS 37611 at Strand Road Level Crossing.1 viewsHaving visited the exchange sidings at Portway, 1Q14 returns back towards Preston Station on May 1st 2013 with 37611 trailing at the rear.
GBRf Class 66, 66719 at Lostock Hall Jct.1 viewsIn GBRf/Metronet livery 66719 -'Metro-Land' passes Lostock Hall Junction whilst working 4C77 from Fidders Ferry Power Station to Newbiggin on July 30th 2013.
Prototype Deltic at Preston Riversway.2 viewsCatching the last of the light from a rapidly sinking sun, the Prototype Deltic stands at Preston Riversway on the evening of 5th October 2013. The loco was positioned in ready for a night photography shoot later that evening.

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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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