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153363 & Thornton Abbey.3 views153363 accelerates away from the stop at Thornton Abbey with the 13.00 Cleethorpes to Barton on Humber, on the 30th April 2011. To the rear of the unit can be seen the gatehouse of the ruined abbey. The abbey was built in 1139 and was closed down by Henry VIII in 1539 as part of the dissolution.
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139001 arrives at Stourbridge Junction.0 viewsLondon Midland Class 139, Parry People Mover, 139001 enters Stourbridge Junction with the 12.16 service from Stourbridge Town on the 28th August 2011.
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Class 156, 156459 at Rufford.0 viewsIn Regional Railways livery, but with a green bodyside stripe, and branded First North Western, 156459 catches the evening light as it passes Fettlers Wharf Marina with the 20.19 Ormskirk to Preston on June 16th 2004. The unit is about to call at Rufford Station.
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ATW 150242 at Blaenau Ffestiniog.0 viewsA close-up of 150242 in the attractive Arriva Trains Wales livery, whilst awaiting departure from Blaenau Ffestiniog with the 11.46 Conwy Valley Line service to Llandudno on November 24th 2012.

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175005 approaches Staveley.1 views175005 speeds along the Windermere branch as it approaches the level crossing at Staveley whilst working the 16.27 Manchester Airport to Windermere service on August 20th 2005. During this period a unit would work onto the 10 mile Windermere branch with a service from Manchester Airport, then perform several branch turns to and from Oxenholme before working back to the Airport.
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Class 122 Single Unit M55006 at Croston.1 viewsA rare sight of a Gloucester RC&W Class 122 Single Unit, M55006 coupled to the rear of a 2-Car Class 108 departing from Croston with an Ormskirk to Preston service on August 5th 1985. Newton Heath Depot had a pair of Class 122s allocated for use on the Stockport to Stalybridge services, but the appearance of one on the Ormskirk Line was almost certainly a one-off. The former Jubilee Mill complex that forms a backdrop here has now been demolished and replaced with houses.
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153332 at Barrow Haven.0 viewsThe tail end of 153332 runs across Ferry Road as it prepares to call at Barrow Haven with the 11.02 Barton-On-Humber to Cleethorpes service on Sunday 31st August 2014.
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TPE 185108 arrives at Burneside Station (Windermere Branch).0 views185108 arrives at Burneside with the 13.17 (2C12) Oxenholme to Windermere First TransPennine Express service on May 23rd 2015. The green copper covered tower in the background is part of the Burneside Bryce Institute building dating from 1897.

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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
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Goxhill Level Crossing and Signalbox.1 viewsTwilight on October 17th 2015.Nov 05, 2015
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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
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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

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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
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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
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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
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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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