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Class 45 45107 at Farington.11 viewsClass 45, 45107 gets underway from Leyland with a Liverpool Lime Street to Preston Service on the 3rd September 1986. The train is travelling on the Down Slow Line, just to right of the first coach was the site of the siding that once led to the adjacent Leyland Motors Foundry complex.
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Merseyrail 142047 at Bamber Bridge.6 viewsIn revised Merseyrail livery, branded First North Western, 142047 stands at Bamber Bridge whilst working the 10.11 Blackpool South to Colne service on Bank Holiday Monday, August 26th 2002.
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66100 on Farington Curve.1 viewsRunning 25 minutes ahead of its booked time and providing a welcome sight of a loco hauled train on the East Lancashire Line from Preston, 66100 rounds Farington Curve with a load of stone forming 6L48 from Carlisle New Yard to Kirkby Stephen on June 1st 2013.
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3-Car Class 101, M53327 at Leyland.4 viewsA Metro-Cammell Class 101 3-Car DMU stands on the Up Fast at Leyland as it calls with a Blackpool North to Manchester Victoria service on November 4th 1986. DMBS M53327 is leading. The 101s were never common around Preston, but several sets appeared at Newton Heath during the mid 1980s as a stop-gap between the worn-out Class 104s & 120s and the introduction of the new Class 150 Sprinter fleet.

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West Coast 57313 at Lostock Hall Junction.2 views57313 brings up the rear of 1Z69 'The Settle & Carlisle Statesman' returning from Carlisle to Hereford, passing Lostock Hall Junction on May 31st 2014.
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45699 at Mintholme Crossing, Hoghton.2 views45699 -'Galatea' canters down grade as it approaches Mintholme Crossing with the returning 'Fellsman' from Carlisle to Lancaster on June 18th 2014.
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66119 at Bamber Bridge.2 views66119 digs-in as it brings 6L96 from Crewe Basford Hall to Kirkby Stephen through Bamber Bridge on June 19th 2014.
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London Midland 350373 at Preston.2 viewsOne of 10 new Class 350/3 EMUs built for London Midland, 350373 is the lead unit of the 8-Car 17.06 Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport stood at Preston on August 1st 2014. Three units of the London Midland batch have been sub-leased to First TransPennine Express to temporarily increase capacity on the services between Manchester Airport and Glasgow/Edinburgh.

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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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