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Class 150/1 150137 at Kirkham.8 viewsIn faded Provincial Services livery, Class 150/1 Sprinter, 150137 is into the last leg of its long journey from Cleethorpes to Blackpool North on a Saturday in May 1994, approaching Kirkham North Junction.
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Ex London Midland 150114 at Buckshaw Parkway.2 viewsStill carrying its West Midlands livery, 150114 was at the rear of the 16.23 Preston to Buxton Service, seen calling at Buckshaw Parkway on the 28th October 2011. The unit has reverted back to its original 2-car configuration and number, when working around the West Midlands Network the cars were numbered in set 150014 and had a centre car inserted from a Class 150/2 set.
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25142 - Last Train from Courtaulds Ribbleton.5 viewsClass 25, 25142 slowly draws the last train of empty 16 Ton Mineral Wagons on to the remains of the former Preston to Longridge Line, on the 12th February 1980. This was the last train to work along the section of line from Ribbleton to Deepdale. The class 25 has a backdrop of open fields - this area is now redeveloped with an M6 Motorway link road and an industrial estate.
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Colas Rail 66848 at Lostock Hall Junction.3 viewsColas Rail Class 66, 66848 heads along the 'back line' at Lostock Hall with the Carlisle to Chirk loaded timber working, (6J37) on August 9th 2012. The train has just left the East Lancashire Line and is heading for the WCML at Farington Junction.
66848 was originally a Freightliner machine numbered 66575.

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47501 at Preston.5 viewsIn InterCity livery, 47501 -'Craftsman' stands in platform 2 at Preston with three Mark I coaches forming the 13.32 Blackpool North to Manchester Victoria service on Saturday August 27th 1988. This was the period when faults with newly introduced Class 142s were causing loco hauled substitutions to be introduced to cover various diagrams.
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150147 at Maudland Station.5 viewsThe temporary Station at Maudland plays host to Class 150/1, 150147 one of four units shuttling back and forth from here to Blackpool North on March 10th 1991. The Station was constucted as the main running lines on the approach to Preston Station were severed to enable the new bridge to be installed that carried the Penwortham By-Pass under the railway at Marsh Lane. Maudland Station was only open for business on the 9,10 & 11th March 1991. The scene here is dominated by St Marks Church dating from 1863.
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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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Colas 66849 at Navigation Way, Preston Docks.0 viewsTaking a break from its Carlisle-Chirk log train duties, 66849-'Wylam Dilly' negotiates the curve alongside Navigation Way on Preston Docks as it makes its way to the Ribble Steam Railway Riversway Station. The 66 was a visitor to the Diesel Gala held on March 7th 2015. Main line registered diesels do not normally work beyond the exchange sidings at Portway, close to Strand Road Level Crossing.

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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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