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4-REP 2001 arrives at Brockenhurst.4 viewsBuilt for the Bournemouth line electrication in 1966/67, the 4-REP emus were powerful pieces of kit, developing over 3,000hp. They acted as tractor units at the London end of Bournemouth line express services, and hauled one or two non-powered 4-TC trailer sets. Set 2001 arrives at Brockenhurst, with an early morning service to London Waterloo in July 1986.
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4-VEP 7745 at Lymington Town.3 viewsYork built 4-VEP emu, 7745 departs from Lymington Town, and passes over Bridge Road level crossing, with a service from Lymington Pier to Brockenhurst in July 1986.
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Class 504 emu arrives at Bury Interchange.1 viewsThe end was in sight for the electrified Manchester-Bury route and the Class 504 emus in April 1991. Driving Motor Brake Second M65452 leads a service from Manchester Victoria into Bury Interchange.
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Class 504 M77173 at Bury Bolton Street.1 viewsThe driver is walking along the platform at a run-down looking Bury Bolton Street, ready to take Class 504 Driving Trailer M77173 back to Manchester Victoria on March 28th 1979. The former Up Line to the right of the unit was still used by coal trains to and from Rawtenstall. Bolton Street Station was closed in March 1980 when the electric services were transferred to the new Bury Interchange Station. Bolton Street is now the headquarters of the preserved East Lancashire Railway.

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Class 504 M77159M at Bury Electric Depot.4 viewsWithdrawn as surplus to requirements due to service reductions in the late 1960s, Class 504 Driving Trailer M77159M was stabled at the side of Bury Electric Depot on May 15th 1979. The heavily stripped car still carrying BR green livery was sat on accomodation bogies that came from one of the original L&Y electric sets that were withdrawn in 1959.
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Class 421/3, 4-CIG 1743 calls at New Milton.0 viewsIn Connex South Central livery, 4-CIG 1743 calls at New Milton in the early stages of its journey with the 08.45 Bournemouth to Gatwick Airport service on May 29th 1998. These were the last few years for the class on main line duties, this particular unit was withdrawn in February 2005.
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4-VEP 3557 arrives at New Milton.0 viewsAn early morning scene at New Milton on May 30th 1998, as 4-VEP 3557 in Stagecoach livery arrives with the 07.09 Poole to Southampton Central service.
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Clacton Class 309 Driving Trailer 75642 - Electric Railway Museum, Baginton.1 viewsRestored externally to London & South East livery, Clacton class 309 driving trailer 75642 is one of two former Clacton EMUs in the collection of the Electric Railway Museum at Baginton. September 13th 2015.

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Ex South Tyneside EPB 5793 - Electric Railway Museum, Baginton, Coventry.2 viewsThe last surviving EPB unit built in 1954 for the South Tyneside electrified lines has been saved for posterity at the Electric Railway Museum at Baginton close to Coventry Airport seen on September 13th 2015. When the Tyneside system was de-electrified in 1963, the 15 units were transferred to the Southern Region to join the similar EPB fleet already in service. The Tyneside units had a larger brake van area and were fitted with a smaller headcode window in the cab fronts.
Nov 05, 2015
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2-HAP 4311 (61287) - Electric Railway Museum, Baginton, Coventry.0 viewsWith Kent Coast branding on its Network South East livery, 2-HAP 4311 was on display at the Electric Railway Museum at Baginton on September 13th 2015. The two-car unit was built at Eastleigh in 1958.
This and the other views were taken on an early morning visit to the museum, when the volunteers here kindly let me gain access before the official opening time. If your ever in the area when the museum is open, pay them a visit and give them some support. The collection is unique and well worth a look.
Nov 05, 2015
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2-HAP 4311 - Electric Railway Museum, Baginton, Coventry.0 viewsIn Network South East livery, 2-HAP 4311 is one of the many exhibits on display at the Electric Railway Museum at Bagington near to Coventry Airport, seen on September 13th 2015.Nov 05, 2015
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Class 308 Driving Trailer 75881 (308136) - Electric Railway Museum, Baginton, Coventry.2 viewsFormer West Yorkshire class 308 driving trailer 75881 from set 308136 is being restored at the Electric Railway Museum at Baginton, seen on September 13th 2015. This is the sole surviving class 308 vehicle.Nov 05, 2015

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Class 307 Driving Trailer 75023 - Electric Railway Museum, Baginton.1 viewsThe sole surviving class 307 driving trailer 75023, has been restored to BR blue livery at the Electric Railway Museum at Baginton near to Coventry Airport, seen on September 13th 2015. Other class 307 driving trailers were converted to PCVs for Rail Express Systems mail and parcel trains.Nov 05, 2015
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Clacton Class 309 Driving Trailer 75642 - Electric Railway Museum, Baginton.1 viewsRestored externally to London & South East livery, Clacton class 309 driving trailer 75642 is one of two former Clacton EMUs in the collection of the Electric Railway Museum at Baginton. September 13th 2015.Nov 05, 2015
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4-SUB 4732 - Electric Railway Museum, Baginton, Coventry.1 viewsThe last surviving 4-SUB unit, 4732 at the Electric Railway Museum at Baginton near to Coventry Airport on September 13th 2015. The four coach EMU was built to a Southern Railway design at Eastleigh in 1951.Nov 05, 2015
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Class 504, M77177 at Bury Depot.1 viewsClass 504s gather at Bury Depot on February 15th 1979. The nearest car is Driving Trailer Second M77177, one of 26 similar cars built at Wolverton in 1959.Mar 16, 2015

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