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180108 at Kirkham South Junction.0 viewsRunning ecs from Blackpool North, 180108 runs past Kirkham North Junction on the 8th February 2011. The unit will form the 14.23 Preston to Hazel Grove service.
EWS 60031 at Strand Road.8 viewsBack in the days when a Class 60 on the tank wagons to Preston Docks was a routine event, 60031 brings 6E32, heading for Lindsey Oil Refinery, over Strand Road Level Crossing on the 14th June 2006.
Colas Rail 66847 at Farington Junction.0 viewsColas Rail Class 66, 66847 runs along the Down Slow at Farington Junction with 6Z47, the Sinfin to Grangemouth, consisting of Aviation Fuel Tank Wagons, on June 30th 2012.
Progress Twin Set 686/676 at Starr Gate in 2003.0 viewsA reminder of the old days at Starr Gate, as Progress Twin Set 686/676 approaches journeys end at 7.40 am, on August 15th 2003. The unit carries the traditional Blackpool Green & Cream livery. This once quiet location, that had a turning loop and car park, is now a hive of activity with the location of the new depot for the Flexity Trams.

144021 departs from York.0 viewsEarly morning sunlight catches 144021 as it departs from York with the 08.45 service to Harrogate on September 22nd 2012.
D9531 departs from Rawtenstall.0 viewsD9531 gets underway from Rawtenstall with the 10.56 to Heywood on September 28th 2013 as part of the East Lancashire Railway Autumn Diesel Gala.
142015 at South Milford.0 views142015 slows on the approach to South Milford whilst preparing to call with 14.13 Selby to Huddersfield service on May 3rd 2014.
DBS 60017 at Strand Road.2 viewsHaving descended the incline from Preston Station, 60017 waits for permission to proceed at Strand Road with 6M32 from Lindsey Oil Refinery on the early morning of July 25th 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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