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03079 at Doncaster Works.5 viewsClass 03, 03079 has returned to its birthplace at Doncaster Works, for overhaul in October 1979. Built in 1960, the shunter had been allocated to North Eastern Region Depots and was a Gateshead machine when this picture was taken. Fame was still in the future for 03079, as in 1983 it migrated south to Eastleigh, before being transferred across the Solent to the Isle of Wight in April 1984. It was withdrawn from service in 1996, and was eventually preserved at the Derwent Valley Railway near York.
736 turns at Little Bispham.1 viewsIlluminated Car 736-'HMS Blackpool' enters the turning circle at Little Bispham whilst working one of the Heritage Tram Promenade Tours on the 21st April 2012. 736 is complete with 'Guns', Radar and a Helicopter on the rear section of the roof!
158758 approaches Hall Royd Junction.1 viewsTravelling along the Calder Valley line, 158758 approaches Hall Royd Junction, East of Todmorden whilst working the 09.22 Manchester Victoria to Leeds service on the 12th May 2012. The route from here to East Lancashire via Copy Pit can be seen curving away to the right.
158850 passes Bamber Bridge.0 views158850 passes through Bamber Bridge whilst working the 17.52 York to Blackpool North on June 17th 2012.

S Stock 21030 arrives at Chorleywood.1 viewsChorleywood Station has retained its platform canopies dating from 1889. A service heading for the Chesham Branch arrives on the 23rd June 2012, with S Stock 21030 leading.
Class 06, 06003 at Rowsley South.1 viewsIn faded BR blue livery, Barclay Class 06, 06003 was at Rowsley South on August 25th 2013. The loco is the sole survivor of a class of 35 built by Andrew Barclay & Sons of Kilmarnock for use on the Scottish Region. 06003 was built in 1959 as D2420. The loco ended its days far from Reading Signal Works numbered in the departmental series as 97804.
Oxmarsh Level Crossing, New Holland.0 viewsSunlight & Shade on the timber level crossing gates at Oxmarsh Crossing on August 31st 2014. There is only one operational line here, the other track that once led from New Holland Pier is currently out of use. Double track working re-commences to the south of the level crossing via a crossover.
150277 departs from Bolton.0 viewsWith overnight frost still on the sleepers in the bay platform, 150277 gets underway from Bolton having called with the 09.37 Blackburn to Manchester Victoria on December 6th 2014.

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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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