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Southern 377431 departs from Bishopstone.0 viewsSouthern Electrostar, 377431 departs from Bishopstone on the Seaford Branch, with a Seaford to Brighton Service on the 25th September 2010. The unit is heading for its next stop at Newhaven Harbour.
Class 101, 53328 at Croston.1 viewsUnder a dramatic sky, a Class 101 DMU with 53328 at the rear, departs from Croston with an evening Ormskirk to Preston service on the 3rd September 1986.
Wickham P.Way Trolley TR23 at Holyhead Breakwater.0 viewsOn the isolated Holyhead Breakwater Railway, Wickham P.Way Trolley TR23 complete with its trailer and ladder stands in the sunshine near the loco depot on the warm afternoon of May 26th 1978. The trolley was built in 1956, works number 7516. The other motive power on the line were two Andrew Barclay Class 01 Diesel Shunters built in 1956, 01001 & 01002. The line closed in 1981.
Class 305, 305507 at Hadfield.0 views305507 stands at the end of the line at Hadfield on February 28th 1992. The unit was waiting for the return trip back to Manchester Piccadilly via Glossop. Until July 1981 Hadfield was a through station on the Manchester to Sheffield 'Woodhead' route. Always the eastern limit for suburban services from Manchester, beyond the stop block at the far end of platform is the abandoned track bed of what was in 1950's, the most modern main line in the UK - How the mighty fall.

ATW 175115 arrives at Deganwy.0 viewsHaving just passed over the level crossing at Marine Crescent, 175115 arrives at Deganwy with the 10.44 Llandudno to Manchester Piccadilly Arriva Trains Wales service on November 29th 2014.
DRS 37419 approaches Burscough.0 viewsDRS 37419 approaches Burscough with the Pathfinder Tours 'Lancs Links' from Crewe on March 7th 2015.
TPE 185124 at Burneside Lower Crossing (Windermere Branch).0 viewsThe view along the Sharps Lane at Burneside as 185124 clears the open crossing whilst working the 08.25 Manchester Airport to Windermere on May 23rd 2015.
TPE 185108 approaches Staveley Level Crossing (Windermere Branch).0 viewsTPE 185108 passes Milepost 6 as it approaches Staveley Level Crossing whilst working the 12.48 (2C11) Windermere to Oxenholme service on May 23rd 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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