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144022 at Heysham Harbour.2 viewsAt the former Midland Railway outpost at Heysham Harbour, 3-Car Class 144, 144022 has arrived with the 10.19 service from Leeds on the 29th January 2011. After a short lay-over the unit will work back to Morecambe as the 13.15 to Leeds.
153363 New Holland Station.0 viewsOpened in 1981, the basic facilities at New Holland play host to 153363 on the 30th April 2011, whilst working the 11.58 Barton on Humber to Cleethorpes.
158882 at Lymington Pier.0 views158882 awaits custom at Lymington Pier with the 14.27 departure for Brockenhurst on the 1st July 2011. Since the demise of the two heritage slam door emu sets in May 2010, a class 158 has operated the electrified branch on Monday-Friday, with a class 450 emu working at weekends. A job for a redundant ex Silverlink class 313 or a stored class 508 emu?
377448 at Bishopstone.0 viewsSouthern Electrostar, 377448 passes Buckles Caravan Park on the approach to Bishopstone Station with a service from Brighton to Seaford, on the 25th September 2010.

Class 121 W55027 at Greenford.0 viewsFlanked by Central Line tracks, Single Car Class 121 DMU, W55027 approaches the single platform terminal platform at Greenford on the 23rd October 1979. The unit has just run the 2.75 miles from Ealing Broadway on the Great Western Main Line.
142024 at Rufford.1 viewsOn the last day of operation of the mechanical signalling at Rufford, 142024 with the single line token in the front cab window, departs from Rufford with a late afternoon service from Preston to Ormskirk on the 5th November 1988. The Saxby & Farmer Signalbox seen in the background was replaced by a pre-fabricated cabin on the station platform.
Class 116, E50920 at Wickford.1 viewsWeary commuters board E50920 as it sits in the bay platform at Wickford on the 1st May 1980. The Class 116 was forming an early evening service on the 16.5 Mile Southminster Branch. There is a fine selection of period cars lined up outside the station along with an Eastern Counties green liveried Leyland National Bus, awaiting custom outside the station entrance.
DRS 37604 at Burscough.0 viewsThe West Lancashire countryside reverberates to the sound of some vintage English Electric traction, as 37604 passes Warpers Moss Lane on the outskirts of Burscough, returning the Pathfinder Tours 'Lancs Links' from Ormskirk back to Preston 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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