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EMT 158866 at Cossington.0 viewsIn the bright & smart looking Stagecoach group livery, East Midlands Trains, class 158, 158866 travels along the Up Slow line at Cossington, on the 11th June 2011.
Class 87, 87027 approaches Leyland.4 viewsOn an early morning all-stations Birmingham International to Lancaster Service, 87027-'Wolf of Badenoch' prepares to call at Leyland on the 19th June 1987. This service was the only electric hauled train that stopped at Leyland Station.
043 on the Ryde Pier Shuttle.2 viewsWhen the Ryde Pier Tramway closed in 1969, the former Down line between the Pier Head and Esplanade Stations became self-contained, so that a unit could be 'locked in' to provide a pier shuttle service. In July 1978, set 043 rumbles along with the Pier shuttle, lead by car S19. S19 had been built in 1928 by the Union Construction & Finance Company. When these cars were sent to the Isle of Wight in 1966 they were the first complete EMU sets to carry the new corporate Rail Blue Livery.
Deltic 55022 crosses Brooksbottom Viaduct.1 viewsClass 55, 55022-'Royal Scots Grey', crosses Brooksbottom Viaduct with the first train of the day, the 09.00 Bury to Ramsbottom service, on Saturday 15th October 2011 during the ' Deltic Gathering' Gala held on the East Lancashire Railway.

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.
150114 arrives at Chorley.7 viewsEx West Midlands Class 150/1, 150114 brings the 13.20 Blackpool North to Manchester Victoria service into Chorley on November 4th 2012.
Metrolink T-68 1016 & 1002 at Harbour City.0 viewsThe stops at Harbour City are staggered, 1016 departs with an Eccles to Piccadilly service on August 31st 2013, as in the opposite direction 1002 is just departing ready for its next call and reversal at Media City.
150225 at Horrocksford Junction, Clitheroe.0 views150225 crosses over at Horrocksford Junction, having arrived ECS from Clitheroe Station the unit is running back to form the 14.44 to Manchester Victoria on February 14th 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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