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150117 departs from Tyseley.0 viewsThere are shades of Autumn in the trees, as 150117 departs from Tyseley with a service to Whitlocks End on the 1st October 2011.
Class 115, M51888 at Aylesbury.6 viewsStanding on what was the former ex Great Central Up Line to London Marylebone from the north, several Class 115 DMU sets were stabled for the weekend north of Aylesbury Station on the 4th October 1981. Leading was Driving Motor Brake Second M51888. Built in 1960 at Derby for use on services from Marylebone over the ex GC & GC/GW joint lines, the units were also employed on longer distance workings to Nottingham Victoria in the twilight years of the Great Central Main Line as a trunk route.
Grand Central 43480 departs from York.0 viewsHST Power Car 43480 trails at the rear of the 07.48 Kings Cross to Sunderland, Grand Central service as it departs from York on September 22nd 2012.
142062 at Burscough.0 views142062 passes Warpers Moss lane, Burscough whilst working the 09.46 Manchester Victoria to Southport service on December 1st 2012. The next stop will be at Burscough Bridge.

4-VEP 7719 departs from Lymington Town.2 viewsThe Lymington Branch - the way it used to be. 4-VEP 7719 departs from Lymington Town and approaches Bridge Road level crossing whilst working from Lymington Pier to Brockenhurst on July 24th 1986.
DRS 47805 passes Lostock Hall Station.2 viewsWith 37603 & 20312 at the head of 1Z87, a mini-tour from Blackpool North to Blackpool North, 47805 was trailing at the rear, passing Lostock Hall en-route to East Lancashire on July 27th 2013.
London Midland 350374 arrives at Preston.2 viewsOn sub-lease from London Midland, 350374 arrives at Preston with 350410 forming the 16.00 Manchester Airport to Edinburgh First TransPennine service on August 9th 2014.
142053 & 156464 at St Helens Junction.0 viewsWith dark clouds over Merseyside in the background, 142053 & 156464 are still in sunshine as they arrive at St Helens Junction whilst working the 09.20 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria service on October 11th 2014. With the exception of a 144 & 158, an hour and a half on the old Liverpool to Manchester Railway produced every type of DMU that Northern Rail operate. In years to come some will say that this was a golden age!

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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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