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EWS 66124 at Lostock Hall.2 views66124 brings 6Z35 from Castle Cement at Clitheroe to Avonmouth along the 'back line' at Lostock Hall on August 10th 2013. The train is running between Lostock Hall Junction and Farington Junction.
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Freightliner 66526 at Lostock Hall.2 viewsFreightliner 66526-'Driver Steve Dunn (George)' drifts slowly along the 'back line' at Lostock Hall with 6M11 from Hunterston to Fiddlers Ferry Power Station on August 10th 2013.
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70013-'Oliver Cromwell' at Lostock Hall Junction.2 views45 years to the day, Britannia 70013 -'Oliver Cromwell' replays the Manchester to Carlisle leg of IT57, the '15 Guinea Special', as it passes over Lostock Hall Junction with steam to spare on August 11th 2013.
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GBRf 66710 passes Lostock Hall Junction.2 viewsRunning 40 minutes late and captured in rapidly fading light, GBRf Class 66 66710 -'Phil Packer' passes over Lostock Hall Junction with 4C77 from Fiddlers Ferry Power Station to Newbiggin on August 13th 2013.

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GBRf 66710 passes Farington Junction.2 viewsGBRf Class 66 66710 -'Phil Packer', negotiates Farington Junction with 4C77 from Fiddlers Ferry Power Station to Newbiggin on August 20th 2013. The train was crossing from the Down Slow Line en-route to the 'back line' at Lostock Hall in order to access the East Lancashire route to Blackburn.
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Freightliner 66951 at Farington Junction.2 views66951 slowly emerges from the Back Line onto the West Coast Main Line at Farington Junction with 4M11 from Hunterston to Fiddlers Ferry Power Station on August 24th 2013.
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GBRf 66708 at Lostock Hall Junction.3 viewsGBRf Class 66, 66708-'Jayne' catches a burst of late Summer evening sunlight whilst it waits at Lostock Hall Junction with 4C77 from Fiddlers Ferry Power Station to Newbiggin on August 28th 2013.
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DRS 57308 at Preston.2 viewsA very clean DRS Class 57/3, 57308 -'County of Staffordshire' runs through platform 3 at Preston on September 14th 2013. The loco was the Preston 'Thunderbird' for Virgin Trains.
57308 had been the last of the class 57/3 fleet to carry the former Virgin Trains silver livery.

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Class 14, D9539 at the Ribble Steam Railway.2 viewsNewly overhauled and repainted, Class 14 D9539 stands in the evening sunshine outside the running shed on the Ribble Steam Railway at Preston Docks on October 5th 2013. A product of Swindon Works in April 1965 the loco was in BR service for just short of three years, being withdrawn on the first day of April 1968. From 1968 to 1983 the loco was employed by British Steel at Corby. It went into preservation on the then embryonic Gloucester & Warwickshire Railway at Toddington.
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Class 05, D2595 at Ribble Steam Railway.2 viewsFormer BR Class 05, D2595 catches the evening light stood outside the running shed at the Ribble Steam Railway on October 5th 2013. Built by Hunslet of Leeds, the loco entered service in January 1960 at York. It was withdrawn in June 1968 from Thornton Junction shed in Scotland. The loco ended its days working for the CEGB at Chadderton Power Station near Oldham.
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Prototype Deltic at Preston Riversway.2 viewsCatching the last of the light from a rapidly sinking sun, the Prototype Deltic stands at Preston Riversway on the evening of 5th October 2013. The loco was positioned in ready for a night photography shoot later that evening.
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Prototype Deltic at Preston Riversway.2 viewsThe Prototype Deltic on loan from the National Railway Museum, made a rare appearance out of the museum building at the Ribble Steam Railway as an exhibit during the annual diesel gala on the 5/6th October 2013. On the evening of October 5th, the loco was positioned with three BR Mark 1 coaches in readyness for a night photoshoot.
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