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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.
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.
86426/E3195 departs from Preston.3 viewsClass 86, 86426 departs from Preston with a Glasgow Central to London Euston Service on the 6th February 1988. The 86 had been given a retro 1960s livery with cast Lion & Wheel emblems and its former number E3195, to celebrate 21 years of the 'Inter-City' brand.
87010-'King Arthur' at Wigan North Western.0 viewsThe driver looks back to see what the delay is, as 87010 -'King Arthur' calls at Wigan North Western whilst working the 13.20 London Euston to Preston service on the 17th May 1998.

Class 87, 87101 at Old Oak Common.1 viewsIn Railfreight Distribution livery, the unique Class 87, 87101-'Stephenson' stands on display at the Old Oak Common Depot open day on the 19th March 1994.
Built at Crewe in 1975, 87101 was withdrawn from service in 1999 and scrapped in 2002.
86259 at Farington Junction.1 viewsMain Line registered Class 86, 86259-'Les Ross' waits in the loco exchange sidings at Farington Junction adjacent to the WCML on the 31st March 2012. The 86 was waiting for 70013-'Oliver Cromwell' to arrive from Carlisle via Blackburn with the Cumbrian Mountain Express.
87004 -'Britannia' arrives at Crewe.0 viewsTwilight time at Crewe for the Class 87s as WCML front-line motive power. 87004 -'Britannia' arrives with a London Euston to Glasgow Central service on July 31st 2004. Whilst the WCML is now served by souless Pendolinos, 87004 found gainful employment in Bulgaria.
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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