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GWR 5043 at Lostock Hall Junction.5 viewsGWR Castle Class 4-6-0, 5043-'Earl of Mount Edgcumbe', takes the 'back line' at Lostock Hall Junction, as it heads from East Lancashire towards the WCML at Farington Junction, with 1Z38, 'The Red Rose' from Tyseley.
60040 at Strand Road Crossing.8 viewsWith the barriers down, 60040 gets 6M32 moving again, as it traverses Strand Road Level Crossing in October 2010.
Sentinel 'Progress' at Preston Docks.8 viewsStill in the ownership of Preston Corporation, Sentinel 'Progress', built in 1968, works number 10283, awaits the arrival of incoming tank wagons from Lindsey Oil Refinery in July 1985. There was major construction work in progress at the time, transforming the former Dock Area into a retail & residential area. To the left of the loco are the earthworks for the new railway & road route to access the redeveloped areas. In the background can be seen the partially completed bridge across the River Ribble.
Class 47, 47303 on the Ormskirk Line.10 viewsNear to the former Moss lane Junction at the top of the incline from Farington Curve Junction on the Preston to Ormskirk line, Class 47, 47303 stands with an engineering train on Sunday July 7th 1991. The train was recovering scrap track materials from the former Up line, disused since 1983, and patch ballasting on the remaining single line.

66434 in Fastline Livery on RHTT.4 viewsStill carrying Fastline Freight Livery, 66434 now part of the DRS fleet, stands in the former PCD platform at Preston Station with the RHTT on the evening of the 8th November 2011. The train had left Carlisle at 16.13 and travelled to Preston via the S&C and Blackburn.
Buffer Fitted 43080 at Preston.8 viewsBuffer Fitted HST Power Car 43080 stands at Preston on the 28th August 1993. The power car was a small batch of eight power cars fitted with buffers in 1987 as they were used as temporary DVTs on the electrified East Coast Main Line using Mk3 stock, pending the introduction of the Mk4s & DVTs. 43080 eventually passed to Virgin and via a period in store at Long Marston, is now part of the Grand Central fleet fitted with an MTU engine, numbered 43480 and plying the ECML once again.
66057 at Exchange Sidings - Preston Docks.3 viewsHaving arrived from Lindsey Oil Refinery with 6M32 for the second time in the same week, 66057 has detached from the loaded tank wagons and run to the West end of the exchange sidings adjacent to Navigation Way, in order to run-round and collect the waiting empties ready to form 6E32 on Wednesday 16th May 2012.
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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