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Quintrell Downs - Newquay Branch.0 viewsThe lady crossing keeper closes the level crossing gates at Quintell Downs, that protect the A3058 Road, on the 28th July 1980.
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144002 departing from Penistone.0 viewsHaving concluded business at Penistone Station with the 11.13 Huddersfield to Sheffield Service, on the 12th February 2011, the unit runs onto what was the 1500v dc electrified, Manchester - Sheffield, 'Woodhead' route. The section betweeen here and Hadfield being closed in July 1981.
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4-Sub 4710 at Tolworth.2 viewsOn the branch from Motspur Park to Chessington North, vintage 4-Sub emu, 4710 calls at Tolworth on the 10th October 1982. The stations on the line were constructed in Art Deco style in concrete, and date from the opening of the line in 1938/39.
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142011 at Nelsons Farm, Rufford.0 views142011 passes Nelsons Farm at Rufford with the 19.08 Ormskirk to Preston service, on June 4th 2011.

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142049 at Rufford Level Crossing.1 viewsOne of the level crossing gates at Rufford has not locked into the closed position, as 142049 passes over with an evening Preston to Ormskirk service on 5th May 1988. Rufford became a passing place when the Preston to Ormskirk line was singled in the early 1970s. The mechanical signalling at Rufford was replaced in November 1988, the signalbox was replaced by a cabin on the station platform and the level crossing had barriers installed. The Ford Fiesta waiting at the crossing will also now be long gone.
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ATW 175108 at Llandudno.0 views175108 stands at Llandudno with the 14.42 departure to Manchester Piccadilly on November 29th 2014.
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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.
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153330 at Barton Lane Level Crossing.0 views153330 approaches Barton Lane Level Crossing whilst working the 09.52 Barton-On-Humber to Cleethorpes Northern Rail service on September 5th 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
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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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