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Class 87, 87022 at Crewe.3 viewsIn original livery, 87022-'Cock of the North' stands at Crewe on the 4th July 1987 with a service from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston. New in April 1974, the loco saw 30 years WCML front line service, before export for pastures new in Bulgaria.
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87026 & 86413 at Preston.4 viewsClass 87, 87026-'Sir Richard Arkwright' & 86413-'County of Lancashire', are at Preston standing on the through goods line awaiting a crew change, whilst working a train of steel coils from Ravenscraig to Dee Marsh on the 12th August 1988. The electrics will come off the train at Warrington. In the days when locos were 'common user', the locos are in InterCity livery but employed on freight duties.
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86214 at Brock.2 viewsIn the days before diesel powered Voyagers ran for more than 300 miles 'under the wires', the old order is represented by Class 86, 86214-'Sans Pareil' speeding along the WCML at Brock with the 07.26 Stafford to Glasgow Central Service on the 8th March 1997. At Brock, the Lancaster Canal, the A6, the WCML & the M6 are all running paralell. The Class 86 was named after the Rainhill Trials Hackworth locomotive of 1829. Built at Doncaster in 1965 as E3106, 86214 was scrapped in 2006.
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86259/E3137 & Pendolino at Farington Junction.1 viewsTwo generations of WCML front-line motive power at Farington Junction on June 14th 2012. 86259/E3137 was stabled in the loco exchange sidings, ready to take over the Southbound Cumbrian Mountain Express from 46233 -'Duchess pf Sutherland'. The 17.36 Lancaster to London Euston Virgin Pendolino passes by on the Up Fast.

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86222 at Preston.1 viewsA well-worn looking 86222 -'Fury' stands at Preston awaiting departure with a service to London Euston, on August 22nd 1979. To the right background of the loco is the site of the former East Lancashire platforms, closed in 1972. The 86 had been built at Doncaster in 1965 numbered E3131. It was in service until 2002 and scrapped in 2004.
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DBS 90036 at Preston.1 viewsCarrying the Christmas mail, Class 90 90036 calls at Preston momentarily to effect a crew change whilst working 6S02, the 18.40 Warrington Mail Terminal to Sheildmuir on December 10th 2013.
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Class 86 86259/E3137 -'Les Ross' on Fylde Road Viaduct, Preston.0 views86259/E3137 -'Les Ross' runs over Fylde Road Viaduct as it heads northbound with the 'Cumbrian Mountain Express' from London Euston to Carlisle on February 1st 2014. Having left Euston at 07.08, and departed from Preston on-time at 10.29, the 86 would come off the train at Carnforth to be replaced with steam for the remainder of the run over the northern fells.
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Freightliner 86622 & 86639 pass Farington Junction.0 views86622 & 86639 pass Farington Junction on the Up Slow whilst working 4M74 from Coatbridge to Crewe on July 21st 2014.

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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.
May 10, 2015

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