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Class 123 E52087 at Selby.6 viewsWhen this image was recorded on the 12th September 1981, Selby was on the East Coast Main Line. A former Western Region Class 123, E52087 brings up the rear of a Manchester Piccadilly to Hull service. The class 123s had been built at Swindon in 1963, when transferred north in the late 1970s, many were mixed in to form hybrid units with the class 124 'Trans-Pennine' DMU fleet.
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Class 08, 08626 at Allerton Depot.5 viewsWithdrawn and heavily cannibalised, 08626 was stabled in the sidings to the North of Allerton Depot in the suburbs South of Liverpool on the 26th March 1993. 08626 had been constructed at Derby Works in 1959 as D3793, and was allocated to Widnes Shed (8D) when new. After 28 years in traffic it was withdrawn in 1988 and scrapped here at Allerton by Coopers Metals in March 1994.
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Class 47, 47451 at Farington Junction.5 viewsWith the four tracks of the West Coast Main Line in the foreground, 47451 brings a Carlisle to Stoke-on-Trent Excursion off the 'back line' at Farington Junction on the 1st May 1989.
The 47 was new from Crewe Works in 1964 numbered D1568. It was renumbered to 47451 in November 1973, the loco was withdrawn from service in 1991 and scrapped at Booths, Rotherham in 1994.
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50049 -'Defiance' at Exeter St Davids.4 viewsThe station clock is at 15.32 on the 25th July 1987, as 50049 -'Defiance' prepares to depart from Exeter St Davids with a service to London Waterloo. Later that year 50049 had a radical transformation into a Railfreight machine, renumbered 50149.

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Class 108, 51919 stored at Blackpool North CS.4 viewsOn the 3rd April 1993, At the head of a rake of DMU cars, stored in the Carriage Sidings at Blackpool North was Class 108 Driving Car 51919. The DMUs were keeping company with surplus centre coaches from Class 305 EMUs, still sporting Network South East Livery.
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Class 123 DMU E52100 at Longsight Depot.3 viewsA former Western Region Swindon built 'Inter-City' DMU was sharing the sidings at Longsight Depot on August 31st 1980 with a magnificent selection of BR first-generation DMU sets. Alongside E52100 are Class 104s, 108s and on the extreme left is a Gloucester RC&W Class 100. There were 10 of these 4-Car Class 123s built at Swindon Works in 1963 and they were the last of the BR first-generation DMUs. None of these stylish units have survived.
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47480 at Vigo on the Lickey Incline.1 viewsAn ailing 47480-'Robin Hood' splutters up the Lickey Incline at Vigo whilst struggling to lift a SW/NE service up the 1in37 gradient on September 5th 1981. The loco had expired at the foot of the incline and the following service, hauled by 47035 pushed the train up the bank until the driver of 47480 managed to get the engine re-started. Once underway, 47480 and its train of MkI stock pulled away. The incident caused chaos on a busy Summer Saturday with trains not being able to get a run at the incline.
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Withdrawn 40158, 25141 & 25188 at Wigan Springs Branch Depot.2 viewsWithdrawn locomotives queue up at the northern side of Wigan Springs Branch Depot on April 1st 1984. 40158 was withdrawn due to worn wheelsets in December 1983 and was scrapped at Doncaster Works in September 1984. 25141 was withdrawn in September 1982 and scrapped at Swindon Works in January 1987. 25188 was made redundant in August 1982 and was also consigned to history at Swindon Works in March 1987.

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37013 at Farington Curve Junction.0 views37013 trundles along the Up Slow as it approaches Farington Curve Junction whilst working the Saturday only Blackpool North to Sheffield formed of Mark 1 stock on August 13th 1983. This was a time-honoured Summer service that ran out and back on a Saturday running via East Lancashire and Copy Pit.
Dec 10, 2015
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08954 at Plymouth.2 viewsWith the roof tops of Plymouth as a backdrop, 08954 was shunting parcel and mail vans at Plymouth station on July 26th 1980. This was a time-honoured scene at all major stations - now sadly consigned to history. The 08 was new from Darington Works in October 1962 numbered D4184, its first home was at Ebbw Junction (86A) and it was tranferred to Laira (84A) in May 1971.Nov 07, 2015
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47033 arrives at Dawlish.1 views47033 and its 6-coach train of Mark 1 coaches has emerged from Kennaway Tunnel and is running alongside a busy looking Marine Parade, as it arrives at Dawlish whilst working a Paignton to Exeter St Davids local stopping service on April 8th 1980.Nov 07, 2015
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Class 45 45005 passes Dawlish Warren.2 viewsOn a rather overcast 8th April 1980, 45005 accelerates a lengthy NE/SW service made up of MkI stock on the Down through road at Dawlish Warren. With mechanical signalling and plenty of loco-hauled trains - Happy Days!Oct 02, 2015

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Class 25, 25221 at Wigan Springs Branch.3 viewsWithdrawn Class 25 25221 pokes out from under Warrington Road bridge at the side of Wigan Springs Branch Depot on June 30th 1984. 25221 was originally D7571, built at Derby Works in 1963, it was withdrawn in January 1984 and after lanquishing for a while at Wigan, was scrapped at Swindon Works in 1986.Mar 08, 2015
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08457 at Rugby.1 viewsOn a damp May 17th 1981, 08457 spends Sunday Afternoon sheltering in one of the bay platforms under the LNWR overall roof at Rugby.Mar 08, 2015
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Class 40, 40082 at Northwich Depot.6 viewsOn a damp 9th September 1984, 40082 was stabled outside Northwich Depot between duties. The loco was new from Vulcan Foundry at Newton-Le-Willows in June 1960 as D282. Its first allocation was at York (50A). It spent 13 years as an Eastern Region machine before being transferred to the London Midland Region in 1973. 40082 was withdrawn from service due to power unit damage in November 1984 and was scrapped at Crewe Works in January 1986.
Mar 01, 2015
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Class 306 EMUs at Leicester (GC).2 viewsDating from 1949, former Liverpool St-Shenfield Class 306 EMUs, 055, 033, 083 & 078 wait at the entrance to Vic Berrys Scrapyard at Leicester on July 19th 1982. The location is adjacent to the former Great Central Main Line, that last saw a passenger train in 1969 when the DMU service between Rugby and Nottingham was withdrawn. Upperton Road bridge that once spanned the extensive trackwork at this location, was demolished in 2007 - yet another bit of the infrastructure of the old GC Main Line lost forever.Feb 13, 2015

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