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142074 passes the site of 10D.4 views142074 moves on from the station stop at Lostock Hall, with the 16.50 Colne to Blackpool South service on the 8th June 2011. In the background can be seen the overgrown area, which was the site of Lostock Hall MPD, the former 10D - the last working steam locomotive depot on British Railways. After steam finished, the depot was used by diesels for short period, then it became a railway wagon repair shop, but was closed and demolished in the early 1990s. What price a museum here now?
37901-'Mirrlees Pioneer' at Leyland.5 viewsIn Railfreight Metals Livery, 37901-'Mirrlees Pioneer' slogs past Leyland on the Up Slow with a heavy train of CDA Hoppers with Limestone from Hardendale Quarry at Shap, bound for the blast furnaces of the South Wales steel industry on the 31st August 1993. The small 37/9 sub-class of initially four locomotives, was created as a test bed for a possible new Class 38, using the Mirrlees MB275T diesel engine.
Prototype Deltic at Preston Riversway.2 viewsAs part of a night photoshoot on the Ribble Steam Railway, the prototype Deltic, built at the English Electric Works in nearby Strand Road in 1955, stands at Preston Riversway on October 5th 2013.
Preston Corporation Sentinel 'Progress' at Preston Docks.5 viewsOn tracks now lifted, Preston Corporation Sentinel 'Progress' Works number 10283, supplied new to Preston Docks in 1968, keeps company with sister loco 'Enterprise' on September 13th 1980. In the background is one of the original dock estate engineering department buildings dating from the opening of the docks in 1891. The tracks here were the access route from the exchange sidings at Strand Road to the Tar Distillers plant at the west end of the dock estate. The route ran parallel to Watery Lane.

Chorley Level Crossing.3 viewsMuch has changed since this image was recorded at Chorley Station on June 8th 1979. The level crossing that connected Chapel Street to Steeley Lane was still in use at this time. The signalbox dated from 1879 and was a Gloucester Wagon Company design, that was originally Chorley No.3. During the Preston area resignalling in 1972 it was reduced to a level crossing frame and was the only surviving box in the area. The crossing closed in 2003 and the box structure was moved to the Ribble Steam Railway in 2007.
W+M Railbus E79960 alongside River Ribble/Navigation Way.1 viewsFormer BR 4-wheel railbus, E79960 heads along the long straight on the Ribble Steam Railway that runs parallel with the River Ribble on one side and Navigation Way on the opposite side of the line. The German built railbus was working the 12.30 departure from Preston Riversway on April 16th 2014.
Cravens Class 105 passes Hoghton.2 viewsA Cravens Class 105 Power-Twin has just passed over the half-barrier level crossing at Hoghton with the 11.33 Preston to Colne on May 11th 1981. The former Goods Shed in the background was home to a dealer in ex Ministry of Defence vehicles. The area surrounding the line then had an open aspect, today the trackside is tree lined and the Goods Shed has been demolished and housing now covers the site.
West Coast 47580 on Fylde Road Viaduct, Preston.0 viewsDeputising for Class 86 86259, West Coast 47580 was in harness with 47237 as they climbed out of Preston at Fylde Road with the 'Cumbrian Mountain Express' from London Euston to Carlisle on March 14th 2015. The 47s would come off the train in the Down Loop at Carnforth, where the steam would go on for the run over the fells.

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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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