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144022 at Heysham Harbour.1 views144022 awaits departure from Heysham Harbour with the 13.15 to Leeds, via Morecambe, Lancaster and Carnforth, on the 29th January 2011. Heysham was once part of an electrified network that stretched to Morecambe and Lancaster, which pioneered high voltage overhead equipment. Electric services ceased in January 1966.
153316 Goxhill Station.0 views153316 arrives at Goxhill Station with the 13.58 Barton On Humber to Cleethorpes service on the 23rd April 2011.
153316 at Barrow Road Crossing, New Holland.1 views153316 passes over the level crossing at Barrow Road, New Holland, with the 15.58 service from Barton On Humber to Cleethorpes, on the 23rd April 2011.
Electrostar 377448 at Bishopstone.1 viewsSouthern Electrostar, 377448 calls at Bishopstone on the last leg of its journey from Brighton to Seaford on the 25th September 2010. The Seaford Branch was origianlly electrified by the Southern Railway in 1935. The station at Bishopstone was built by the SR to an art-deco design by architect JR Scott. Opened in 1938 the station is a grade II listed building, now sadly unstaffed. The Seaford branch was singled from Newhaven to Seaford in 1975.

43076 at Cross Bank near Embsay.0 viewsHST Power Car 43076-'BBC East Midlands Today,' is seen at Cross Bank near Embsay whilst returning along the former Grassington Branch with a Hertfordshire Railtours charter to London St Pancras, on the 26th January 1991. The train is approaching the former Embsay Junction where the Grassington Branch diverged from the Skipton to Ilkley route. Part of this line now forms the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, a glimpse of which can be seen in the distance at the front of the HST.
Thornton Abbey.0 viewsWith Thornton Abbey in the background, the home signal (BL4), protecting nearby Barton Lane Crossing stands against a showery sky on the late afternoon of August 30th 2014.
305515 at Dinting.0 viewsThe sharply curved platform at Dinting plays host to 305515 as it calls with a Manchester Piccadilly to Hadfield, via Glossop working on September 13th 1997. This curve was the reason why several Class 305 units were retained until track improvements allowed the introduction of new Class 323 units on the services to Glossop.
153378 at Rufford.0 views153378 awaits departure from Rufford having called with the 14.04 Preston to Ormskirk service on February 21st 2015. On the former Preston to Ormskirk main line, Rufford is the only passing place on what is now a single track railway.

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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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