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483008 at Lake.2 views483008 moves on from the stop at Lake with the 07.18 Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin service on the 16th July 2010. The unit has just passed the whistle board for the footcrossing at Lake Cliff Top Gardens.
150/2 Centre Coach at Wootton Wawen.1 viewsTo increase the capacity of the 2-Car class 150/1s, several of the West Midlands based units had a centre coach inserted that was formerly part of a Class 150/2 unit. Here at Wootton Wawen on the 1st October 2011, 150/2 car 52220 originally part of set 150220, is sandwiched between the driving cars of 150018.
153360 at Cleethorpes.1 viewsAt Cleethorpes seafront terminus, Class 153 153360 stands with the 10.55 service to Barton-On-Humber on August 25th 2012. Although the through trains to London Kings Cross are a thing of the past, Cleethorpes is served by three train operating companies, Northern, East Midlands Trains and First TransPennine Express.
WCRC 47804 at Southport St Lukes.1 viewsWest Coast Class 47, 47804 trails at the rear of the 5Z70 ECS working from Southport to Carnforth, passing the site of the island platform of St Lukes Station, closed in 1968. This stretch of railway was electrified to Meols Cop, and as far as Crossens via Hesketh Park & Churchtown on the line to Preston. Short-sighted stupidity in September 1964 saw the line to Preston close, and with it went the electric services that now would be useful to the town.

508103 departs from Ainsdale.2 viewsHaving just called at Ainsdale Station, 508103 accelerates away, passing alongside Chesterfield Road, with a Southport to Hunts Cross service on December 21st 2013.
HST Power Car 43002 departs from Dawlish.1 viewsPioneer production HST Power Car, 43002 departs from Dawlish at the rear of the 16.35 London Paddington to Plymouth on the evening of May 31st 1995. 43002 was first off the production line at BREL Crewe in 1975. The power car is still in service as part of the First Great Western fleet based at Plymouth Laira Depot. How many miles must have this machine travelled in 39 years?
508125 departs from Meols.0 viewsHaving called at Meols, 508125 runs into open countryside as it accelerates away with a West Kirby to Liverpool Central service on April 19th 2014. The next call will be at Moreton.
TPE 185108 at Burneside Lower Crossing (Windermere Branch).0 views185108 observes the 5 mph speed limit across Burneside Lower Crossing as it works the 14.17 Oxenholme to Windermere First TransPennine Express service on May 23rd 2015. The former Crossing-Keepers cottage on the right is now a private residence.

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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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