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60019 & New Tank Wagons, Strand Road.9 viewsThe first working with the new tank wagons on 6M32, took place on the 26th November 2010. Class 60, 60019, complete with silver buffers, (sprayed over the grease!), waits to cross Strand Road Level Crossing.
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180106 at Croston Road, Farington.5 viewsNorthern Rail class 180, 180106 passes Croston Road, Farington on the Down Slow line, with the 16.30 Hazel Grove to Preston service on the 31st May 2011.
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Class 120 DMU at Salwick.9 viewsA Swindon built Class 120 DMU sweeps through Salwick Station whilst working a Manchester Victoria to Blackpool North Service in August 1983. Although the station buildings were demolished in the early 1970s, the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway platform canopy was retained, now sadly replaced by a small shelter.
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47353 at Farington Junction.6 viewsIn Dutch Civil Engineers livery, 47353 stands on the Down Fast Line at Farington Junction with a ballast train of 'Catfish' hopper wagons on Sunday 23rd June 1991.

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86259/E3137 passes Leyland.1 views86259/E3137 -'Less Ross' passes Leyland with 1Z86, the 'Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express' from London Euston to Carlisle on February 8th 2014. The 86 will come off the train at Carnforth to be replaced by Jubilee 4-6-0 45699 -'Galatea' for the run over Shap and the return via the S&C and Blackburn. The 86 will go back on the train at Farington Junction for the run back to Euston.
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DBS 60017 at Strand Road.2 viewsHaving crossed Strand Road, 60017 brings 6M32 into the former Preston Dock Estate on July 25th 2014.
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Class 40 40082 passes Hoghton.4 views40082 slogs upgrade at Hoghton with an eastbound mixed freight on May 11th 1981. The visible wagons in the consist include a Ventilated Van, a Tube Wagon, loaded 21 Ton HTA Coal Hoppers, a Plate Wagon and some Vanfits with sliding doors.
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Leyland Motors Sidings at Farington.3 viewsA view looking North along the siding complex at the Leyland Motors Farington Factory at lunchtime on May 1st 1982. Looking at the rusty rails, the resident Fowler Diesel (4210108/1955) has not been used for some time. On the right alongside the loading bank where some staff are having a dinnertime stroll, is BR MkI BFK, M21234. The coach was awaiting transfer to the Leyland National factory at Workington, where it would receive a bus body as an experiment, and be renumbered RDB977091.

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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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