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142014 departing from Manchester Victoria.2 views142014 departs from platform 1 at Manchester Victoria, trailing at the rear of an ECS working, on Sunday 1st May 2011. The Metrolink route to Bury is on the extreme right in this scene.
155347 approaching Castleton.1 viewsNorthern Rail Class 155, 155347 approaches Castleton with the 11.08 Manchester Victoria to Leeds service, on Sunday 15th May 2011. The semaphore signals here are due to be replaced under the Rochdale area re-signalling project.
Class 507, 507028 at Hillside.7 viewsClass 507, 507028 draws to a halt at Hillside. whilst working from Southport to Hunts Cross on a hot & sunny afternoon in July 1995. The unit is carrying Merseyrail yellow livery with a black stripe and branded Regional Railways.
507023 at Hillside Station.8 views507023 calls at Hillside on June 4th 2011, whilst working from Hunts Cross to Southport.

'Boat' 600 at the Pleasure Beach.0 viewsAmidst the hustle & bustle that is the scene outside the Pleasure Beach, 'Boat' Car number 600 sits in the Autumn sunshine on the afternoon of the 5th November 2011.
158758 at Lostock Hall.0 viewsThree-Car Class 158, 158758 hurries past Lostock Hall with the 11.52 York to Blackpool North Service on the 5th February 2012.
158753 at Copy Pit.0 views158753 is in the last stages of the climb to Copy Pit Summit, whilst working the 12.52 York to Blackpool North on Sunday 27th May 2012.
Burnley Central.0 viewsThe 1970s Burnley Central station building viewed from Railway Street on January 4th 2015. Situated on the now single track branch from Gannow Junction to Colne, the station is one of the few in East Lancashire that is still staffed. The route beyond Colne to Skipton was closed in 1970, and the track through Burnley was singled in 1986.

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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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