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142035 at Squires Gate.3 views142035 arrives at Squires Gate with the 10.50 Colne to Blackpool South service on the 1st September 2010. The station here once had double track, and Camping Coaches situated adjacent to the rear of the abandoned Up side platform.
144002 at Penistone.1 views144002 calls at Penistone, with the 11.13 Huddersfield to Sheffield service on the 12th February 2011.
101683 arriving at Preston.9 viewsIn Regional Railways livery, Three-Car Class 101, 101683 arrives at Preston with the 09.45 Manchester Piccadilly to Blackpool North Service on the 12th April 1997.
Ex Central Trains 158787 at Weeton.0 viewsIn Central Trains Livery, 2-Car Class 158,158787 speeds past Weeton whilst working the 17.01 Blackpool North to Liverpool Lime Street service on September 18th 2004.

507017 at Old Roan.0 views507017 stands at Old Roan whilst working from Liverpool Central to Ormskirk on February 22nd 2014. The unit carries a promotional livery for the Merseyrail system. Driving car 64421 has the logo 'Shop till you drop with Merseyrail', Centre trailer 71358 has the logo 'Hit the coast with Merseyrail' and Driving trailer 64383 is emblazoned with 'See the sights with Merseyrail'. The overall effect is a throwback to the yellow livery of old and is yet another variant on the standard silver/orange livery.
DBS 60074 at Portway Exchange Sidings.1 viewsThe unique blue liveried DB Schenker class 60, 60074 -'Teenage Spirit' stands in the exchange sidings at Portway on the former Preston Docks estate with 6E32 to Lindsey Oil Refinery on Monday March 24th 2014. The train would return to North Lincolnshire using the Copy Pit route for the first time since early November 2013 following major engineering work at Holme Tunnel.
153332 at Barrow Haven.0 viewsNorthern Rail 153332 passes over the tidal creek as it arrives at Barrow Haven with the Sunday only 11.02 Barton-On-Humber to Cleethorpes on August 31st 2014. The remote station here is close to the south bank of the River Humber.
On Summer Sundays there are only four return workings over the line.
DRS 37259 at Burnley Barracks.0 viewsBringing the rare sight of a locomotive hauled train on the line from Gannow Junction to Colne, DRS 37259 passes over the Leeds & Liverpool Canal at Burnley Barracks with 1Q26 returning from the end-of-the-line at Colne on January 4th 2015. The train had originated at Wigan and was destined for the Derby RTC running via East Lancashire, Copy Pit, Leeds & Sheffield.

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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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