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A Stock at Chalfont & Latimer.5 viewsAs A62, 5167 waits for departure to Amersham, the Chesham branch service arrives at Chalfont & Latimer, formed of A60, 5100. September 25th 2010.
Uffington Signal Box.2 viewsUffington Signal Box is on the line from Leicester to Peterborough, and the structure was built by the Midland Railway in 1909. The box controls the hand operated gates over the Uffington Road. In rural surroundings, there was once a station here, Uffington & Barnack, which closed to passengers in 1952. 11th June 2011.
Centenary car 646.0 viewsWith the Art-Deco Pleasure Beach Casino building as a backdrop, Centenary car 646 heads northbound once again along the promenade en-route to Little Bispham on the 5th November 2011.
Class 91, 91109 arrives at York.0 viewsIn East Coast livery, Class 91, 91109-'Sir Bobby Robson' arrives at York on the 12th November at the rear of a Edinburgh to London Kings Cross Service.

GM Pacer 142009 at Manchester Victoria.3 viewsLate afternoon sunlight shines through the old Manchester Victoria, on the 3rd February 1990. Still wearing its original Greater Manchester PTE Orange & Brown livery, 142009 was stabled where in years gone by, the Wallside pilot engines stood in position to bank Eastbound trains up the incline to Miles Platting. Victoria Station still showed the scars following a visit from the German Luftwaffe in December 1940, when much of the overall roof on the through platforms was destroyed, never to be replaced.
Class 504 M77177 at Bury Electric Depot.2 viewsThere were no Sunday services on the Bury-Manchester line, and the Class 504 fleet was stabled for the day at Bury Electric Depot. On May 15th 1979, Driving Trailers M77177 along with M77181 & M77181 whiled away a Sunday afternoon in the yard at Bury Electric Depot. There is a light covering of rust on the running rails. The signals on the left of this scene were at Baron Street and controlled the approach to the station at Bury Bolton Street.
507028 arrives at Kirkdale.1 views507028 prepares to call at Kirkdale with a Liverpool Central to Kirkby service on June 8th 2013.
483006 at Sandown.0 viewsHaving come off the single line from Smallbrook Junction and entered the passing loop, 483006 brings the 17.07 from Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin into Sandown on July 3rd 2015.

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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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