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Mainline Blue Class 60, 60011 at Strand Road.7 viewsIn obsolete Mainline Blue livery, Class 60,60011, creeps slowly round the sharp curve on the approach to Strand Road Level Crossing, with 6M32 from Linsey Oil Refinery on the 15th September 2010.
66050 Portway, Preston Docks.6 views66050 waits alongside Portway with the tar tank wagons from Lindsey Oil Refinery on the 3rd June 2011. The train is waiting for clearance to enter the exchange sidings.
Departmental Coach KDB977143 at Brownedge Sidings.6 viewsIn connection with laying new cable troughing, a rake of OBA open wagons was stabled in Brownedge Sidings, near Bamber Bridge on the 20th Aprfl 1998. In the consist was a former Mark 1 coach, KDB977143 in use as a staff coach. It was built by Metro-Cammell in Birmingham as part of lot 30229, allocated the number S34944, and delivered new to the Southern Region in October 1956 in Maroon & Cream livery. The area in the foreground was the site of the former down East Lancs line from Preston, closed in 1972.
TPE 185143 crosses Fylde Road, Preston.1 viewsFirst TransPennine Express Class 185, 185143 roars Northbound out of Preston with the 08.25 Manchester Airport to Windermere service on April 27th 2013. The unit is passing over the original Preston & Lancaster Railway stone bridge across Fylde Road, dating from 1840.

Class 108s at Preston.6 viewsA pair of Newton Heath Class 108s stand in Bay platforms 3A & 4A at the south end of Preston Station on March 18th 1974. The unit on the left was being used on services to Ormskirk, whilst the one the right was stabled although if the destination blind is to be believed it has seen some use on the Windermere Branch. Class 108s were the norm on the Ormskirk services at the time. To the right of this scene is the former Fish Dock, situated on the closed East Lancs side of the station, closed in 1972.
TPE 350410 & 350405 pass Farington Curve Junction.1 viewsWith the late afternoon shadows lengthening, First TransPennine Express Class 350/4s, 350410 & 350405 accelerate away from Preston with the 14.10 Edinburgh to Manchester Airport service on April 27th 2014. The newly liveried units are travelling along the Up Fast as they approach Farington Curve Junction. They will travel along the WCML to Wigan North Western before negotiating Parkside East Curve and the newly-electrified line over Chat Moss to reach Manchester and the Airport.
Class 120 M51793 at Leyland.1 viewsOne of the stylish well-appointed Swindon Class 120 Cross-Country 3-car DMUs with DMSL M51793, formed the rear of a Manchester Victoria to Blackpool North service at Leyland on October 27th 1984. The batch of Class 120s were allocated to Newton Heath in a reshuffle of DMU sets that saw these units on Manchester-Blackpool/Southport duties as a stop-gap until new Class 142s/150s came on stream in 1985/86.
Colas Rail 60087 at Strand Road Level Crossing.2 viewsWith the rush-hour traffic halted, 60087 crosses Strand Road level crossing with 6M32 from Lindsey Oil Refinery on May 1st 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
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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