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67027 at Chorley.0 viewsClass 67, 67027 approaches Stump Lane at Chorley, with 5Z33, an ECS from Preston, to form the 1Z33, 09.15 Bolton to Wembley, football special on Sunday 17th April 2011. The train was formed of the blue & grey liveried Cargo-D stock.
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09013, 08924 & A62 Car.7 viewsOdd bedfellows at Booths Scrapyard at Rotherham, on the 12th February 2011, Diesel shunters 09013 & 08924 stand alongside Metropolitan Line, A62 trailer, 6179. Built by Cravens at Sheffield, the unit has almost returned home at the end of its working life.
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A60 5045 & A62 5214 at Watford.2 viewsViewed from the shelter of A60 car 5013, A60 5045 & A62 5214 are seen stabled at Watford on the 18th February 2012.
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S Stock 21028 at Northwood.1 viewsS Stock Car, 21028 arrives at Northwood en-route to Amersham on June 23rd 2012. In the foreground is the siding at Northwood, where the withdrawn veteran A Stock Cars are transferred to road transport for the journey to the scrapyard.

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Metrolink T-68a, 2003 departs from Deansgate/Castlefield.0 viewsT-68a, 2003 has departed from Deansgate/Castlefield with a Piccadilly to Altrincham service on July 26th 2013. 2003 is climbing up to the former CLC girder bridges that span the former wharfs of the Bridgewater Canal. The T-68a fleet consisted of 6 units, numbered 2001-2006 and were built for the opening of the line to Eccles in 1999. In July 2013 only two members of the class were in active use.
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Metrolink 3003 at Oldham Mumps.0 viewsManchester Metrolink M5000, 3003 crosses the A62 on the approach to Oldham Mumps with a service from Rochdale to East Didsbury on August 25th 2013. In the background can be seen one of the turnouts from the Oldham Town Centre street-running section, due to open in 2014. The section of line seen here crossing Oldham Way will be de-commissioned and abandoned.
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Blackpool Flexity 016 at Starr Gate.0 viewsViewed from the reception area of the new depot at Starr Gate, the last of the Blackpool Bombardier Flexity fleet 016, stands awaiting departure with a service to Fleetwood Ferry on August 28th 2012. Starr Gate is home to the 16 strong Flexity fleet. The depot consists of two areas, a workshop for routine maintenance and a stabling facility capable of holding 14 cars under one roof. The photograph was taken on an official RCTS visit organised with the kind permission of Blackpool Transport.
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483006 arrives at Lake.0 views483006 arrives at Lake whilst working the 08.07 Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin on July 3rd 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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