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142015 at Umberleigh.0 viewsIn a pastoral scene, 142015 leads a four-car formation, approaching Umberleigh, with a service from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple in July 1987.
Class 153, 153317 at Preston.1 views153317 waits in bay platform 3C at Preston, awaiting departure with the 10.07 service to Ormskirk.
31438 at Southport.8 views31438 stands at Southport on Sunday 31st January 1993. The loco & stock will work the early morning 'club' train service on Monday to Manchester Victoria.
142052 at Burscough.0 views142052 passes Warpers Moss Lane, Burscough whilst working the 11.46 Manchester Victoria to Southport on December 1st 2012.

57303 & 390017 at Bamber Bridge.5 viewsDue to engineering work on the WCML between Preston and Carlisle on May 6th 2006, all Virgin services were being diverted via Blackburn and the S&C. Class 57/3, 57303 -'Alan Tracy' with Pendolino 390017 in tow, passes Bowkers Siding on the approach to Bamber Bridge whilst working the 07.15 London Euston to Carlisle service. With the Class 57/3 fleet scattered far and wide, and the current policy of sending passengers via the M6, such scenes are unlikely to be repeated.
FGW HST Power Car 43171 passes Royal Oak.1 viewsJourneys end is in sight for First Great Western HST Power Car 43171 as it brings the 17.01 Weston-Super-Mare to London Paddington past Royal Oak at 19.14 on June 15th 2013.
483009 arrives at Brading.1 views483009 arrives at Brading with the 16.18 Shanklin to Ryde Pier Head on July 6th 2014. Until 1988 there was double track running south from Brading to Sandown. There have been suggestions in recent years to install a passing loop here to increase operational flexibility and to recast the timetable.
SWT 450544 (63644) at Lymington Pier.1 viewsThe end of the line at Lymington Pier on July 4th 2015. With 450544 awaiting departure with the 14.57 to Brockenhurst, the Wightlink Car Ferry 'Wight Sun' is at the berth with the 15.00 service to Yarmouth.

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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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