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158752 on Farington Curve.0 views3-Car Class 158, 158752, heads eastbound as it rounds Farington Curve, with the 18.29 Blackpool North to York service on the 16th April 2011.
3-CIG 1497 -'Freshwater' at Dereham.1 viewsA long way from the Lymington Branch, 3-CIG EMU, No.1497 -'Freshwater' stands at Dereham on the 25th September 2011. Dedicated to the Lymington Branch along with green liveried sister unit 1498 in 2005, the units were withdrawn from active service in May 2010.
142004 at Moss Lane Junction.6 viewsIn Greater Manchester orange livery, Class 142, 142004 has climbed up from Farington Curve Junction on the WCML and is passing the site of the former Moss Lane Junction with a Preston to Ormskirk Service on the 13th June 1988. To the right of the unit is where the line to Lostock Hall Engine Shed Junction ran, giving trains from Liverpool direct access to East Lancashire. The line between the two junctions was closed in 1972, at the same time that the Preston to Ormskirk line was downgraded.
31432 arrives at Southport.4 views31432 brings the 5-Coach 17.19 service from Manchester Victoria into Southport on the 13th June 1994. In the immediate background are the disused remains of the former excursion platforms, complete with toilet block buildings.

Class 91, 91103 at Clifton Junction, York.0 viewsClass 91, 91103 accelerates the 10.30 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh at Clifton Junction, York on the 28th July 2012. After a bright morning the light at York was beginning to deteriorate.
Blackpool Flexity 003 on South Promenade.0 viewsFlexity 003 has just left the stop at Burlington Road West as it works from Fleetwood Ferry to Starr Gate on August 18th 2012.
483009 arrives at Sandown.0 views483009 has come off the single line from Smallbrook Junction and has entered the Up Loop at Sandown with the 15.49 Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin on the hot afternoon of Saturday July 6th 2013. Although still busy with passengers, long-gone are the days when the frequent and packed, Steam hauled Summer services served the popular resort. Such was the demand, that returning holidaymakers on a Saturday morning would be queued outside the station approach road. 483009 was delivered to the IOW on 9th April 1992.
ATW 158819 at Conwy.0 viewsArriva Trains Wales Class 158 158819 gets ready to depart from Conwy with the 15.23 Holyhead to Birmingham International service on November 29th 2014. All being well the 158 should be in Birmingham at 19.49.

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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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