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86426/E3195 departs from Preston.4 viewsClass 86, 86426 departs from Preston with a service from Glasgow Central to London Euston on the 6th February 1988. To celebrate 21 years of the 'Inter-City' brand, the loco was given a retro 1960s finish in 1987. Complete with its former number, E3195 and cast Lion & Wheel emblem.
The locomotive was originally built at Vulcan Foundry in December 1965. It passed into history at Booths Scrapyard in 2005.
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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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86412 at Preston.2 viewsClass 86, 86412-'Elizabeth Garrett Anderson' is illuminated by low winter sunlight as it is stabled between duties at the north end of Preston Station in November 1985. The locomotive was a product of Doncaster Works in 1965, numbered E3122. In 2011 the loco is still in service with Freightliner, now carrying the Number 86612.
The tower crane in the background of this view was for the construction of the Fishergate Shopping Centre, built on the site of the old East Lancashire Goods Yard closed in 1972.
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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.

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90028 & 89001 at Doncaster Works.1 views90028-'Hertfordshire Rail Tours' in EWS livery and 89001 in GNER livery, stand on display at Doncaster Works on July 27th 2003.
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Freightliner 86614, 90041 & 86632 at Basford Hall Yard.0 viewsFreightliner AC electric locomotives stabled at Basford Hall Yard, Crewe on April 5th 2014. The veteran class 86, 86614 was new from Vulcan Foundry in March 1966 numbered E3145. In the years 1986-2001 running as 86414 the loco carried the name 'Frank Hornby'.
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Freightliner 86632, 86610, 86604 & 86501 at Crewe Basford Hall Yard.1 viewsA quintet of Freightliner Class 86s stabled in the yard at Crewe Basford Hall on April 25th 2015. The nearest loco is 86632 followed by 86610, 86604 & 86501.
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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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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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