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Class 40, D335 departs from Rawtenstall.3 viewsOn the hazy morning of September 28th 2013, D335 gets underway from Rawtenstall with the 10.06 to Heywood as part of the East Lancashire Railway Autumn Diesel Gala.
Class 14 D9531 at Rawtenstall.3 viewsHaving arrived with the 09.35 service from Heywood, D9531 runs round at Rawtenstall on September 28th 2013. A product of Swindon Works in February 1965, the loco lasted in BR service until December 1967, a mere 2 years and 10 months! Fortunately the locomotive lived-on working for the National Coal Board who realised they were onto a good thing in obtaining a fleet of nearly new locomotives. Its NCB career finished when the colliery system closed at Ashington in the 1980s.
East Coast Line-Up at Kings Cross.2 viewsAll in matching East Coast livery, the line up at Kings Cross on February 9th 2013, was - 91103, 91102, 91120 & HST 43238.
GBRf 66742 at Lostock Hall Junction.2 viewsGBRf Class 66, 66742 -'Port of Immingham Centenary 1912-2012', takes the back line at Lostock Hall Junction with a Newbiggin to Fiddlers Ferry empty gyspum working on March 15th 2013.

Network Rail 43062 at York.2 viewsThe Network Rail National Measurement Train with HST power car 43062 -'John Armitt' leading, accelerates away from York on March 16th 2013.
East Coast Mark 4s at Leeds.2 viewsThe 07.03 London Kings Cross to Leeds East Coast service had clearly been through some rough weather on March 23rd 2013. The Mark 4 Trailers had a speed sculptured ice and snow layer along the ends, underside and bogies.
Ex DRS Class 66, 66415 at Crewe Basford Hall Yard.2 viewsStill in DRS livery, but now under the ownership of Freightliner, 66415 was stabled amongst rakes of infrastructure wagons in Basford Hall Yard at Crewe on May 11th 2013.
60074 at Acton Bridge.2 viewsHaving been held in the down loop just south of Acton Bridge, a clean 60074 -'Teenage Spirit' gets underway with an empty coal working bound for Warrington Arpley Yard on May 11th 2013.

57308, 20304 & 20302 pass Acton Bridge.2 views57308 the last of the class to retain its Virgin livery, was summoned from its WCML Thunderbird duty at Preston when a pair of DRS Class 20s, 20304 & 20302 failed whilst working 6K73 from Sellafield to Crewe. The ensemble, including wagon PFA DRSL 92731, bring up the rear, pass through Acton Bridge at speed on Saturday May 11th 2013. Now working for DRS, 57308 has lost its 'Tin Tin' nameplates.
Class 14, 14901 (D9524) at Rowsley South.2 viewsBR Class 14, 14901 in fictitious BR livery at Rowsley South on August 25th 2013. The loco was built at Swindon Works as D9524 in December 1964 and ended its BR career at Landore Depot in April 1969. It found further employment with BP at Grangemouth in 1970 and had its troublesome Paxman engine replaced with a Dorman power unit by Andrew Barclay of Kilmarnock in 1973.
Class 14 D9531 at Rawtenstall.2 viewsD9531 stands at Rawtenstall whilst running round on September 28th 2013. Designed and built at Swindon for trip working, shunting and branch line working, the 56 strong class (A Pannier Tank replacement), emerged from the famous A Shop during 1964 and 1965. They were to be the last locomotives built for British Railways at Swindon Works, and unfortunately the very work that they were designed for was evaporating as they entered traffic due to the Beeching cuts.
Manchester Metrolink T-68, 1003 - RIP.2 viewsThe unique liveried T-68, 1003 was withdrawn from service on November 12th 2013 with traction motor problems. Out of the original fleet of 26, there are now only 10 T-68s left in service. 1003 is seen whilst still active on a Piccadilly to Eccles service, emerging from the stop at Langworthy onto the street running section along the A57 Eccles New Road on August 31st 2013.
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