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East Coast 91112 at Helpston.2 viewsWith its pantograph stretched high, East Coast Trains, class 91, 91112 still wearing GNER blue, speeds over the B1443 at Helpston level crossing, as it heads 1S18, 13.00 Kings Cross to Edinburgh on the 11th June 2011.
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Network Rail Class 86, 86901 at Farington Curve Jct.1 viewsBeing dragged Northbound by DRS 47712, Network Rail, 86901-'Chief Engineer' passes Farington Curve Junction back its old WCML stamping ground on the 18th October 2010. The loco was formerly numbered 86253, named 'The 'Manchester Guardian'.
It was a product of Doncaster Works in December 1965, then numbered E3136.
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86242 arriving at Wigan North Western.1 viewsClass 86, 86242-'James Kennedy GC' arrives at Wigan North Western with a Bournemouth to Edinburgh Virgin Trains Cross-Country Service on the 17th May 1998. The loco was built at Doncaster in 1965 numbered E3138.
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Class 81, 81019 at Crewe.1 viewsCrewe in the Good Old Days. Vintage Class 81, 81019 calls with a Southbound Summer Saturday Relief from Glasgow Central to Birmingham, made up of Mark I stock, on the 4th July 1987. 81019 was built by BRCW in 1961 as E3022, and was finally withdrawn from service 28 years later, in January 1989. The loco was scrapped in November 1991 by Coopers Metals.

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Freightliner Class 86, 86605 at Basford Hall Yard, Crewe.1 viewsFlanked by loaded Container Wagons, Freightliner Class 86, 86605 was stabled in Basford Hall Yard at Crewe on the 5th May 2012.
The loco was the former E3185, a product of Vulcan Foundry at Newton-Le-Willows, entering service in 1965.
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87009 at Crewe Station.1 viewsDespite the Virgin livery, there is almost a 1960s feel to this scene at Crewe Station on August 9th 2003. The iron & glass canopy, LNWR wall, older type catenary mast and the 'Crewe' flourescent lamp cover, provide a setting for 87009-'City of Birmingham' awaiting the arrival of a Holyhead to London Euston service.
After a long period of storage at Long Marston, 87009 departed the UK for Bulgaria in October 2012.
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90050 at Crewe Basford Hall Yard.0 viewsThe last Class 90 built at Crewe, 90050 in a sorry state awaiting disposal in Basford Hall Yard at Crewe on April 25th 2015. The loco has suffered fire damage and spent a considerable time in store at LNWR Crewe, before passing to Freightliner in November 2014.
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Virgin East Coast 91109 at London Kings Cross.0 viewsWith Cubitts magnificent arched roof dating from 1852 as a backdrop, 91109 was stood at Kings Cross with the 18.00 to Edinburgh Waverley on May 9th 2015.

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VTEC 91128 (Xmas) at York.0 viewsComplete with its festive vinyls, Virgin Trains East Coast 91128 stands at York with the 11.00 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh on December 12th 2015.Dec 13, 2015
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90013 at London Liverpool Street.0 viewsHaving arrived from Norwich, Greater Anglia Class 90 90013 rests on the block at Liverpool Street on August 1st 2015.Sep 09, 2015
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Freightliner 86613 & 86622 pass Farington Junction.0 viewsFreightliner liveries old & new as 86613 & 86622 pass Farington Junction on the Up Slow whilst working 4M74 from Coatbridge to Crewe Basford Hall on May 13th 2015.May 17, 2015
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Virgin East Coast 91120 arrives at Kings Cross.0 views91120 brings up the rear of the 14.00 departure from Edinburgh Waverley as it reaches journeys end at Kings Cross on May 9th 2015.May 15, 2015

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Virgin East Coast 91109 at London Kings Cross.0 viewsWith Cubitts magnificent arched roof dating from 1852 as a backdrop, 91109 was stood at Kings Cross with the 18.00 to Edinburgh Waverley on May 9th 2015.May 15, 2015
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Virgin East Coast 91105 at London Kings Cross.0 viewsIn the smart and stylish Virgin East Coast livery, 91105 stands at Kings Cross awaiting departure with the 18.03 to Leeds on May 9th 2015.May 14, 2015
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Class 91 91107 at London Kings Cross.0 viewsIn full East Coast livery, 91107 -'Skyfall 007' stands at Kings Cross with the Virgin Trains East Coast 09.30 departure to Edinburgh Waverley on May 9th 2015. All being well following a high-speed sprint the 91 should be in the Scottish Capital at 14.13. In 2013 the locomotive and a rake of Mk4 coaches carried special 007 Skyfall vinyls.May 10, 2015
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Class 91s 91127 & 91130 at London Kings Cross.0 viewsStill carrying East Coast livery without any Virgin branding, 91127 & 91130 stand at Kings Cross on May 9th 2015. The backdrop here continues to change with the ongoing redevelopments of the area between St Pancras and Kings Cross.
91127 was stood with the 10.03 to Leeds, whilst 91130 was in charge of the 10.30 departure to Edinburgh Waverley.
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