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'Energy' & 47278 at Preston Docks - Guild 1992.8 viewsDuring Preston Guild 1992, over the weekend of the 2,3 & 4th May, a steam hauled service operated over the part of the revised dock railway. Temporary 'stations' were built at Portway and almost at the end of line, near to the loco depot where the Sentinel Diesel Locomotives were kept. As part of the event, Class 47, 47278-'Vasidae' was also on display. Here at the end of the days operation on the 2nd May 1992, 47278 and Preston Corporation Sentinel, 'Energy' keep company ouside the loco depot.
Deepdale Jct Signalbox & Level Crossing.9 viewsDeepdale Junction Signalbox was retained for controlling the crossing gates on Skeffington Road, and operating the pointwork for coal trains to access the sidings on the stub towards Deepdale Mill Street. Trains serving the Courtaulds Rayon Factory at Ribbleton also passed here, using the remaining length of the former Longridge Branch, until the plant closed in 1980.
The signalbox was a London & North Western Railway (LNWR) Type 4 design dating from 1882. This view dates from August 1977.
Class 05 D2595 at Portway.2 viewsClass 05, D2595 works the 12.30 departure from Preston Riversway alongside Portway on October 7th 2012. D2595 was new from the Hunslet works at Leeds in January 1960, and was sent new to York Depot. The loco was withdrawn in 1968 as a result of the national traction plan which rationalised the BR diesel shunter fleet. The loco was sold to the CEGB and eventually ended up at Chadderton Power Station, near Oldham. D2595 ended its CEGB career being stored at Kearsley Power Station in 1982.
66182 at Strand Road.1 views66182 is out to grass as it waits for permission to cross Strand Road level crossing with 6M32 from Lindsey Oil Refinery on July 12th 2013.

221142 approaches Buckshaw Parkway.1 viewsDiverted due to engineering work between Wigan and Warrington, Virgin Voyager 221142 leads the 12.39 Preston to Birmingham New Street on the approach to Buckshaw Parkway on July 13th 2013. Much of the former ROF land to the right of the Voyagers had once been sidings and a yard to serve the sprawling and once busy munitions complex.
Prototype Deltic at Preston Riversway.2 viewsThe Prototype Deltic on loan from the National Railway Museum, made a rare appearance out of the museum building at the Ribble Steam Railway as an exhibit during the annual diesel gala on the 5/6th October 2013. On the evening of October 5th, the loco was positioned with three BR Mark 1 coaches in readyness for a night photoshoot.
TPE 185129 at Preston.0 views185129 stands in platform 5 at Preston ready to form the 21.47 First TransPennine Express service to Barrow-In-Furness on February 25th 2015.
66221 & PCA Wagons at Farington Junction.1 views66221 and its rake of loaded PCA Cement Wagons, thread through the ladder crossing from the Up Fast to the Down Fast at Farington Junction whilst working from Clitheroe to Avonmouth on July 23rd 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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