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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.
87101 at Crewe Basford Hall Yard.3 viewsThe unique thyristor controlled Class 87, 87101-'Stephenson' was returned to BR blue livery in its later years of operation. The loco was on display in Crewe Basford Hall Yard on the August 27th 1995. New from Crewe Works in March 1975, the loco was originally to be numbered 87036. Deemed as non-standard it was the first class 87 to be scrapped in 2002.
Class 85, 85013 at Farington Junction.2 viewsOn a fine summers evening, 85013 passes Farington Junction along the Up Slow line with a rake of empty Carflat wagons. 4th July 1986.
Freightliner Class 86s, 86610 & 86638 at Basford Hall Yard, Crewe.1 viewsVintage Freightliner Class 86 Electrics, 86610 & 86638 stand in Basford Hall Yard at Crewe on the 5th May 2012.
The combined age of these two locomotives is 94 years!

87023 -'Polmadie' passes Brock.0 viewsOn a perfect Summer afternoon, 87023 -'Polmadie' speeds past Brock between Preston and Lancaster with the 11.35 London Euston to Glasgow Central Virgin Trains service on May 15th 2004. A creeping tide of Class 390 Pendolinos would consign familiar scenes like this to history by the year end.
At Brock, the WCML, M6 Motorway, A6 Trunk Road and Lancaster Canal are all in close proximity.
87003 at Galgate.0 viewsWith the Bowland Fells in the background, 87003-'Patriot' wends its way through the North Lancashire countryside, between Galgate & Oubeck with the 14.55 London Euston to Carlisle on August 2nd 2003. This was twilight time for locomotive hauled services on the WCML, by 2004 an ever increasing tide of new Class 390 Pendolinos would oust time-honoured scenes such as this.
Freightliner Class 90, 90045 at Basford Hall Yard, Crewe.0 viewsIn Freightliner Powerhaul livery, 90045 keeps company with other AC electric locos stabled between duties in Basford Hall Yard on April 5th 2014.
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
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
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
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

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
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
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
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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