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British Telecom Livered Class 118 at Umberleigh.0 viewsThe British Telecom Livered Class 118, 3-Car DMU set B460, with driving car 51317 leading, departs from Umberleigh with an Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple service in July 1987.
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New Holland Town Station.0 viewsLooking up the pier at New Holland Town Station on the 28th September 1980. The pier and the two stations situated at either end, closed with opening of the Humber Bridge on the 24th June 1981.
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142054 at Harrowside.0 viewsHaving got underway with 13.44 Blackpool South to Colne service, 142054 has just called at the Pleasure Beach Station and is passing Milepost 19 at Harrowside. The line is one single track from Kirkham North Junction to Blackpool South, a far cry from the days when this double track route was busy with excursion and residential traffic along the coast.
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142028 & 153328 at Cartmell Lane.0 views142028 & 153328, emerge from the cutting and approach the bridge over Cartmell Lane, as they slow for the stop at Moss-Side with the 14.40 Blackpool South to Colne Service on the 26th February 2011.

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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.
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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.
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Southern Electrostar 377471 at Newhaven Harbour.0 viewsSouthern Electrostar, 377471 arrives at Newhaven Harbour with a service from Brighton to Seaford on the 25th September 2010.
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Class 308 144 at Braintree.1 views144 has reached journeys end at Braintree having worked the 7 miles from Witham on April 28th 1980. Braintree has been the terminus of the line since the line beyond here to Bishops Stortford was closed to passenger traffic in 1952. The branch was electrified in 1977. The 308 was one of the units transferred north in the 1990s to work the newly electrified Aire Valley services in West Yorkshire.

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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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