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90039 at Leeds on hire to GNER.2 viewsOn hire to GNER, Class 90, 90039 in faded Railfreight Distribution Livery, stands at Leeds after arriving with a service from London Kings Cross in May 1999.
143605 at Windermere.0 viewsHeaton Depot allocated Class 143, 143605 formed of cars 55671 & 55646, awaits departure from the terminus at Windermere with a service to Oxenholme on the 8th March 1992. The 10 mile branch was heavily rationalised in the early 1970's, and was made one long single line from Oxenholme.
'Balloons' 723 & 717 at the Pleasure Beach.1 viewsBalloon double deck cars 723 & 717 stand side-by-side at the Pleasure Beach on the 5th November 2011. Car 717 carries 1930s style livery and was restored in 2008 with many of its original fixtures and fittings.
HST 253031 at Newton Abbot.7 viewsHST set 253031 in original Inter-City 125 livery stands at Newton Abbot on the 9th April 1980.

175005 approaches Staveley.1 views175005 speeds along the Windermere branch as it approaches the level crossing at Staveley whilst working the 16.27 Manchester Airport to Windermere service on August 20th 2005. During this period a unit would work onto the 10 mile Windermere branch with a service from Manchester Airport, then perform several branch turns to and from Oxenholme before working back to the Airport.
Virgin Class 57/3, 57301-'Scott Tracy' passing Hellifield.0 viewsPrior to being fitted with a Dellner Coupling, Virgin Trains Class 57/3, 57301-'Scott Tracy' shows a clean face as it brings the diverted 10.05 London Euston to Glasgow Central service past Hellifield on March 23rd 2003. 57301 was formerly class 47, 47845.
47580-'County of Essex' at Colton Junction.0 views47580 brings up the rear of 'The Scarborough Steam Special' as it passes Colton Junction on May 17th 2014.
Thameslink 319446 at Sutton.0 viewsIn First Capital Connect livery, 319446 stands at Sutton having arrived with the 13.14 St Albans to Sutton on August 1st 2015. The 319 will work forward with the 14.38 Thameslink service to St Albans. In the background 319220 awaits departure with the 14.37 Sutton to Luton.

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Merseyrail Electric - New Book - Out Now!0 viewsPublished by Fonthill Media, ISBN Number 978-1-78155-513-2.
96 Pages with detailed introduction, colour illustrations throughout, includes a route map and fleet list.
Features Class 502's, 503's and the 507/508 fleet in various liveries. Includes some of the Class 73's and other locos that have worked on the system.
May 08, 2016
VTEC 91128 (Xmas) at York.0 viewsComplete with its festive vinyls, Virgin Trains East Coast 91128 stands at York with the 11.00 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh on December 12th 2015.Dec 13, 2015
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
37013 at Farington Curve Junction.0 views37013 trundles along the Up Slow as it approaches Farington Curve Junction whilst working the Saturday only Blackpool North to Sheffield formed of Mark 1 stock on August 13th 1983. This was a time-honoured Summer service that ran out and back on a Saturday running via East Lancashire and Copy Pit.
Dec 10, 2015

08954 at Plymouth.2 viewsWith the roof tops of Plymouth as a backdrop, 08954 was shunting parcel and mail vans at Plymouth station on July 26th 1980. This was a time-honoured scene at all major stations - now sadly consigned to history. The 08 was new from Darington Works in October 1962 numbered D4184, its first home was at Ebbw Junction (86A) and it was tranferred to Laira (84A) in May 1971.Nov 07, 2015
47033 arrives at Dawlish.1 views47033 and its 6-coach train of Mark 1 coaches has emerged from Kennaway Tunnel and is running alongside a busy looking Marine Parade, as it arrives at Dawlish whilst working a Paignton to Exeter St Davids local stopping service on April 8th 1980.Nov 07, 2015
66182 at Clitheroe.0 views66182 propells the empty PCA cement wagons from Avonmouth into the Cement Works at Clitheroe on October 24th 2015. On the right is one of the ex Shotton Steel Works diesel shunters (GECT 5396/1975) one of a similar pair that are used in the works here.Nov 05, 2015
66182 at Pimlico (Cement Works Branch)0 views66182 has uncoupled from the empty PCAs on the Cement Works branch at Clitheroe ready to run round the wagons before propelling the train into the works on October 24th 2015.Nov 05, 2015

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