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EWS 66065 at Factory Lane, Penwortham.5 viewsEWS Class 66, 66065 trundles along the Down Goods line at Factory Lane with 6M32 from Lindsey Oil Refinery to Preston Docks, on 9th May 2011.
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DRS 47802 & 47841 at Buckshaw Village.5 viewsThe Cruise Liner Saver Boat Train from Southampton Docks to Glasgow Central passes the almost complete station at Euxton Buckshaw Village on Sunday 18th September, behind DRS Class 47s, 47802 & 47841.
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37222 at Deepdale Junction.8 viewsThe train crew have gone to open the level crossing gates at Skeffington Road, as Cardiff Canton allocated Class 37, 37222 stands at Deepdale Junction with a rake of loaded HEA coal hoppers in July 1991. The train will run forwards over the level crossing, then reverse back along what was the original Preston & Longridge route dating from 1840, seen on the right of this view, to access the coal depot built on the site of the original passenger terminus.
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47291-'The Port of Felixstowe' at Preston Dock St Sidings.7 viewsComplete with Cockney Sparrow Depot Emblem, 47291 -'The Port of Felixstowe' of Stratford Depot, was a long way from its East London home stabled in Dock Street Sidings on Sunday 26th September 1987.
The loco was built at Crewe Works in 1966, numbered D1993. It was withdrawn from service in 1998 and cut-up at Booths Scrapyard in Rotherham in 2004. Dock Street Sidings are also no-more, the site being swallowed up with the extension of the Penwortham By-Pass/Ring Road in 1991.

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Class 14 D9539 & W+M Railbus E79960 at the Ribble Steam Railway.2 viewsBR Class 14 'Teddy Bear' D9539 and Waggon and Maschinenbau Diesel Railbus E79960, stand outside the running shed at the Ribble Steam Railway on the evening of October 5th 2013.
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DBS 60017 at Strand Road.2 viewsHaving descended the incline from Preston Station, 60017 waits for permission to proceed at Strand Road with 6M32 from Lindsey Oil Refinery on the early morning of July 25th 2014.
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Colas Rail 66849 at Maritime Way, Preston Docks.0 viewsUnfamiliar traction on the Ribble Steam Railway as part of the diesel gala held on Saturday March 7th 2015, as visiting Colas Rail 66849-'Wylam Dilly' passes over the level crossing at Maritime Way whilst running from Riversway to Strand Road.
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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.

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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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