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153316 at Lodge Lane Farington.0 views153316, with the 18.34 Preston to Ormskirk service, approaches Lodge Lane occupation crossing at Farington, on the 28th April 2011.
Wightlink Ferry - 'Wight Sun'.0 viewsThe continued existance of the branch line from Brockenhurst to Lymington Pier, is due to the ferry service that links the mainland to Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight. Although the Summer Saturday through trains from Waterloo are no-more, the branch still has a frequent service, connecting with the ferries on most trips. The close proximity of the station to the ferry terminal, and through ticketing for foot passengers, make this route an easy travel option. 'Wight Sun', Lymington River, 1st July 2011.
142013 arrives at Morecambe Promenade.1 viewsDerelict land surrounds both sides of Morecambe Promenade Station, as 142013 arrives with the 12.03 from Lancaster on the 6th November 1993. The station was opened by the Midland Railway in 1907 and was closed in February 1994. The station was relocated further down the line to enable the land near the seafront to be redeveloped.
Class 117 DMU at Watford Junction.2 viewsDespite the destination blind showing Barking, Class 117 2-Car DMU set L704 was working the branch service from Watford Junction to St Albans Abbey on the 19th March 1994. The DMU was formed of driving cars 51383 & 51341, originally a 3-car set with an intermediate trailer car, the unit had been built by Pressed Steel in 1959.

Cravens Class 105, E56421 at Romford.1 viewsCravens Class 105, E56421 & E50360 stand in the bay platform alongside the Great Eastern main line at Romford on May 1st 1980. The unit was working the Romford to Upminister shuttle service. The 3.4 mile line was constructed by the London Tilbury & Southend Railway in 1893.
The line was electrified in 1986.
142047 at Wrea Green.0 viewsWith its Merseyrail livery complimenting the Oil Seed Rape, 142047 runs between Wrea Green and Kirkham whilst working the 17.53 Blackpool South to Colne on May 3rd 2006. The spire of St Nicholas Church at Wrea Green is visible in the background.
Class 308, 144 at Witham.1 viewsClass 308, 144 stands at Witham awaiting departure with the branch service to Braintree on April 28th 1980. Even in 1980 that dark blue British Railways Eastern Region sign was a rare survivor and probably had remained in situ due to its elevated position above the overhead wires.
153332 at Barrow Haven.0 viewsNorthern Rail 153332 passes over the tidal creek as it arrives at Barrow Haven with the Sunday only 11.02 Barton-On-Humber to Cleethorpes on August 31st 2014. The remote station here is close to the south bank of the River Humber.
On Summer Sundays there are only four return workings over the line.

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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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