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180108 Factory Lane, Penwortham.1 viewsClass 180, 180108 travels along the up slow at Factory Lane, Penwortham with the 19.20 Blackpool North to Manchester Victoria service on May 20th 2011.
Class 502, M28355M at Aintree.12 viewsM28355M arrives at Aintree with a service from Ormskirk in April 1979. The leading set still retains rail blue livery, whilst the rear set is in blue & grey.
Spare cars, 483010 at Ryde.1 viewsThe tenth class 483 set sent to the Isle of Wight in 1992, was spare set 483010. These two cars were body shells not fitted out, with their windows plated over. They were the strategic reserve, should any of the operational cars become damaged or should traffic levels increase to the extent that an additional unit may have been required. In 1998, along with four operational cars, 483010 was also set aside for disposal, and is seen here at the rear of the car park at Ryde St Johns Road in July 1999.
Virgin Voyagers 221113 & 221118 pass Helsby.0 viewsVirgin Voyagers 221113 & 221118 slip through Helsby with a diverted Birmingham New Street to Preston service on May 4th 2013.

C69 DM 5545 at Barbican.0 viewsIntending passengers gather themselves as C69 DM 5545 arrives at Barbican with a Barking to Hammersmith service on June 15th 2013.
1992 Stock DM 65507 at Bank - Waterloo & City Line.0 viewsAt the end of the 1.47 Mile Waterloo & City Line, 1992 Tube Stock DM 65507 is against the block at the rear of a 4-Car service awaiting departure to Waterloo on October 19th 2013. The 10 x 2-Car trains that operate on this isolated section of the London Underground were ordered by BR Network South East as a follow-on to the 85 x 8-Car trains built for LUL. The W&C cars were delivered in 1993 as a replacement for the 1940 Southern Railway Class 482 stock. The line was handed over to LUL in 1994.
ATW 150213 approaches Abergele & Pensarn.0 viewsSignalled for the Down Through Road, 150213 carrying the latest version of Arriva Trains Wales blue livery, approaches Abergele & Pensarn at speed with the 11.08 Birmingham International to Holyhead service on November 22nd 2013.
142048 & 142051 arrive at Thatto Heath.0 viewsIntending Passengers gather themselves, as 142048 & 142051 run along the platform at Thatto Heath with the 13.08 Wigan North Western to Liverpool Lime Street service on April 18th 2014. The newly erected electrification gantry spans the two station platforms.

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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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