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Metrolink 3008 at Manchester Victoria.1 viewsAn M5000 series tram, number 3008, built by Bombardier, pauses at Manchester Victoria with a service from Manchester Piccadilly to Bury, on the 1st May 2011.
Class 504 Manchester-Bury emu at Reddish Depot.7 viewsWell away from its native third rail, Manchester-Bury class 504 emu, was an unusual visitor to Reddish Electric Depot in October 1979. The unit was here for attention on the depot wheel lathe.
86222 at Preston.1 viewsA well-worn looking 86222 -'Fury' stands at Preston awaiting departure with a service to London Euston, on August 22nd 1979. To the right background of the loco is the site of the former East Lancashire platforms, closed in 1972. The 86 had been built at Doncaster in 1965 numbered E3131. It was in service until 2002 and scrapped in 2004.
C69, 5541 arrives at Shepherds Bush Market.0 viewsC69 5541 comes round the curve from Wood Lane on the approach to Shepherds Bush Market whilst en-route from Barking to Hammersmith on October 20th 2012.

D78 DM 7067 arrives at East Ham.0 viewsD Stock DM 7067 draws slowly to a halt as it calls at East Ham with a South Kensington to Upminster District Line service on June 15th 2013.
Class 302 EMU 215 at Southend Victoria.1 viewsClass 302 electric multiple units gather at Southend Victoria on May 1st 1980. Passengers board set 215 that was bound for Liverpool Street. Built at York and Doncaster between 1958 and 1960 and comprising a total of 112 four-car units, the last of the Class 302 fleet was withdrawn in 1999.
91107 & 91127 at London Kings Cross.0 viewsBlunt ends of 91107 & 91127 at Kings Cross on May 9th 2015. 91107 was working the Virgin Trains East Coast 09.30 to Edinburgh Waverley, whilst 91127 was stood with the 10.03 to Leeds.
Great Northern 313038 Platform 11 at London Kings Cross.0 viewsThe view through the passageway looking onto platforms 9, 10 & 11 at London Kings Cross on August 1st 2015. 313038 in platform 11 awaits departure with the 08.56 Great Northern service to Hertford North. The 39 year old EMU still carries the obsolete First Capital Connect livery.

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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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