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Freightliner 86604 & 86605 at Basford Hall Yard Crewe.4 viewsHaving worked in multiple, Freightliner 86s, 86604 & 86605 stand together in Basford Hall Yard at Crewe on March 26th 2011. Both locomotives entered traffic, new in 1965, but from different sources. 86604 was constructed at Doncaster Works, as E3103, whilst 86605 was built at Vulcan Foundry at Newton-Le-Willows, emerging as E3185. The two locos have a combined working life of over 90 years!
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.
86254 at Farington Junction.2 viewsClass 86, 86254-'William Webb Ellis' departs from Farington Juction having just taken over the Southbound Cumbrian Mountain Express from 70000-'Britannia', in August 1992. The train is coming off the 'back line' from Lostock Hall Junction, and is about to join the WCML for the return to London Euston.
Class 85, 85015 at Farington Curve Junction.1 viewsClass 85, 85015 heads northbound on the Down Fast Line at Farington Curve Junction with a Speedlink Service on the 3rd September 1988. 85015 was new in 1962, a product of Doncaster Works and numbered E3070. The locomotive lasted 30 years, being scrapped at MC Metals in Glasgow in 1992.

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.
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.
91127 at London Kings Cross.0 viewsStill branded East Coast, 91127 stands at Kings Cross with the 10.03 departure to Leeds on May 9th 2015. The Mk4 Coaches including the DVT are in unbranded Virgin Trains East Coast livery.
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.

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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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