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153316 Barrow Haven.0 viewsNorthern Rail Class 153,153316 arrives at Barrow Haven with the 11.58 Barton On Humber to Cleethorpes service on the 23rd April 2011. The single platform station is in a lonely spot, close to the South bank of the River Humber.
153310 arrives at Morecambe Promenade.1 viewsWith the Pennines as a backdrop, 153310 looks rather lost as it arrives at a bleak looking Morecambe Promenade with the 12.03 from Lancaster on the 4th December 1993. The one remaining long platform was a relic from the busy days when thousands descended on the seaside town from the Yorkshire and Lancashire mill towns. There is a staggering amount of derelict railway land on view. This was twilight time for the former Midland Railway terminus, as it finally closed on the 7th February 1994.
01001 & 01002 at Holyhead Breakwater Depot.1 viewsThe isolated Holyhead Breakwater was home to the two Class 01, 0-4-0 Diesel Shunters, 01001 & 01002. The duo were built by Andrew Barclay in 1956. The sole purpose of the short line was for maintenance of the Harbour Breakwater. On the 26th May 1978, 01002 was the nearest loco in this view, with 01001 behind. 01001 was already out of service, and partially cannibalised to keep 01002 in working order. 01001 was officially withdrawn in 1979, whilst 01002 followed in 1981. Both were scrapped here in 1982.
153332 at Barrow Haven.0 viewsNorthern Rail 153332 passes over the tidal creek as it arrives at Barrow Haven with the Sunday only 11.02 Barton-On-Humber to Cleethorpes on August 31st 2014. The remote station here is close to the south bank of the River Humber.
On Summer Sundays there are only four return workings over the line.

142010 at Nelson.0 viewsA well-worn looking 142010 in Greater Manchester/Regional Railways livery, stands at Nelson with the 11.15 Colne to Blackpool South service on March 18th 2000. The former L&Y iron & glass island platform canopy is a rare survivor. Despite appearances the route was reduced to single track from Gannow Junction to Colne in 1986 and consequently only one face of the platform sees trains.
80002 departs from Keighley.0 viewsThe 17.20 departure from Keighley to Oxenhope crosses Low Mill Lane as it climbs away from Keighley with BR Standard 2-6-4T 80002 in charge on June 26th 2000.
305515 arrives at Dinting.0 views305515 crosses over onto the Glossop Branch as it arrives at Dinting with a Manchester Piccadilly to Hadfield service on September 13th 1997. To the right is the single track remnant of the former Woodhead route that runs direct to Hadfield bypassing Glossop. This spur is used by a handful of peak-time services that run to and from Hadfield direct from Manchester Piccadilly. The last of the Greater Manchester Class 305s were withdrawn from service in 2000.
DRS 37419 approaches Burscough.0 viewsDRS 37419 approaches Burscough with the Pathfinder Tours 'Lancs Links' from Crewe on March 7th 2015.

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EPS 37601 - Folkestone Harbour.0 viewsAs the tide begins to come in, 37601 sits on the viaduct at Folkestone Harbour with the Pathfinder Tours 'Atomic Harbourmaster' railtour on October 20th 2007. Out of sight at the other end of the train was fellow EPS class 37, 37603. This was one of the last diesel hauled trains to traverse this line. The itinerary on that day included a trip along the Dungeness Branch. It was a long day - an 06.15 start from Crewe on Saturday morning and only getting back to Crewe at 01.24 on Sunday morning!Dec 10, 2015
Goxhill Level Crossing and Signalbox.1 viewsTwilight on October 17th 2015.Nov 05, 2015
153304 departs from Goxhill.1 viewsAs 153304 disappears into the gloom with the 17.55 Barton-On-Humber to Cleethorpes, the timber level crossing gates swing open to let the waiting traffic pass through. October 17th 2015.Nov 05, 2015
Goxhill Level Crossing.1 viewsTwilight on an October evening at Goxhill, as headlights illuminate the timber level crossing gates closed across Howe Lane on October 17th 2015.Nov 05, 2015

153304 at Barton Lane Crossing.1 viewsWith the new lights installed for the replacement crossing, 153304 passes over Barton Lane level crossing whilst working the 09.52 Barton-On-Humber Northern Rail service on October 17th 2015. The crossing gates here are due to be replaced with barriers by the end of 2015.Nov 05, 2015
153330 departs from New Holland.0 viewsHaving called at New Holland, 153330 gets underway with the 11.02 Barton-On-Humber to Cleethorpes service on Sunday 6th September 2015.Nov 01, 2015
153330 at Barrow Road Crossing, New Holland.0 viewsAmidst the industrial backdrop of New Holland, 153330 passes over Barrow Road Level Crossing with the Sunday 11.02 Barton-On-Humber to Cleethorpes service on September 6th 2015.Nov 01, 2015
153330 at Goxhill.0 views153330 awaits departure from Goxhill with the Sunday 09.58 Cleethorpes to Barton-On-Humber Northern Rail service on September 6th 2015.Nov 01, 2015

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