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158752 at Bamber Bridge.4 views158752 passes through Bamber Bridge station with the 17.13 York to Blackpool North service, on the 10th June 2011. Part of the original 1846 station building survives here, seen to the right of the 158, it is now in use as a senior citizens community centre.
Class 25, 25181 at Deepdale Junction.8 viewsClass 25, 25181 arrives at Deepdale Junction with a train of loaded HEA coal hoppers on the 12th April 1985. The 25 had worked the train from Warrington Arpley Yard. The bridge in the background carries Hawkhurst Road over the former Longridge Branch.
Class 20s, 20042 & 20209 at Deepdale.7 viewsWith the rear of the houses on Castleton Road as a backdrop, A pair of work stained Class 20s, 20042 & 20209 plod slowly along the former Longridge Branch as they approach Porter Street Footbridge with a lengthy coal train on the 16th May 1986. The train is passing through the site of the old Deepdale Station closed in 1930. Trains to the coal depot at Deepdale normally worked in the morning, for some reason on this particular occasion it ran in the afternoon.
Regional Railways 31465 at Leyland.6 viewsWith locomotive and rolling stock in matching Regional Railways Livery, 31465 calls at Leyland with the 5-Coach 19.10 Blackpool North to Liverpool Lime Street Service on the 5th July 1994.

66138 & Railtour at Portway, Preston Docks.3 views'The Olive Branch No.2' Railtour slowly makes it way through the exchamge sidings at Portway on the Preston Docks Branch on the 14th April 2012. 66138 was top & tailing with 66063. The tour had originated at Woking.
Network Rail Generator Coach 6261 at Strand Road.1 viewsIn the consist of 1Q14 on May 1st 2013, was 6261 a Network Rail Generator Coach, which was originally a BR MkI Full Brake (BG) that had once carried the numbers 81284/92088 & 92988.
66078 at Portway Exchange Sidings.1 viewsPassing one of the few remaining structures still existing from when this whole area was part of the Preston Docks complex, 66078 has been uncoupled from the loaded tank wagons that formed 6M32, and is running round to couple to the empties ready to form 6E32 eastbound to Lindsey Oil Refinery on June 7th 2013.
DBS 66060 at Hoghton.2 viewsWith loaded HTA Coal Hoppers, 66060 brings the 05.19 Hunterston to Fiddlers Ferry Power Station (6Z11), downgrade at Hoghton on February 7th 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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