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EWS 66008 & 66129 Back Line, Lostock Hall.8 views66008 with 66129 in tow, brings 6K05, Carlisle to Crewe Engineers service, along the back line at Lostock Hall on the 2nd May 2011. The train is on the normally freight only link between Lostock Hall Junction on the East Lancashire Line, and Farington Junction on the West Coast Main Line.
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A60 5105 & 165023 pass at Moor Park.1 viewsA tidy looking A60, 5105 brings up the rear of a Baker Street to Watford Service as it departs from Moor Park on the Down Local. Approaching at speed on the Up Fast is Chiltern Railways Turbo, 165023 on an Aylesbury to London Marylebone Service on the 22nd October 2011. The services from Aylesbury to Marylebone ceased calling at Moor Park in 1993.
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TPE 170304 at Micklefield.0 viewsTaking the Selby route at Micklefield, First TransPennine Class 170, 170304 is about to pass under the A1(M) as it heads Eastbound with the 12.42 Manchester Piccadilly to Hull service on the 12th May 2012.
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Diverted Virgin Voyagers at Bamber Bridge.0 viewsStorms and heavy rainfall closed the West Coast Main Line in Cumbria on June 28th 2012. A few WCML services were diverted via Blackburn & Settle. 1S85, the 17.20 Birmingham New Street to Glasgow Central, formed of Voyagers 221101 & 221143 pass Bamber Bridge heading East in the late evening sunlight. The former Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Signalbox dating from 1906, was modernised with UPVC windows & cladding in 2010.

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T-68, 1023 at Old Trafford.0 views1023 leads a pair of T-68s on a Bury to Altrincham service at Old Trafford on November 7th 2012. The line from Manchester to Altrincham was converted from heavy rail to light rail in 1992.
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Class 108 M52057 at Lancaster.4 viewsClearly having been used on the Windermere Branch, Class 108 Derby Lightweight 2-Car DMU with Driving Trailer M52057 nearest the camera, was stabled at Lancaster on April 25th 1987.
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FCC 313029 arrives at Finsbury Park.0 views313029 rolls into Finsbury Park with a Moorgate to Welwyn Garden City working on June 7th 2014. In the adjacent platform is FCC 317345 forming the 12.28 service to Cambridge.
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DRS 47853 at Bolton.0 viewsBring a welcome sight of a locomotive-hauled passenger train to Bolton, 47853 stands with the 12.47 Buckshaw Parkway to Manchester Victoria Christmas Shoppex service 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
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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
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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
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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

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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
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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
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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
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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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