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66139 - North Union Bridge, Preston6 views66139 with 6M32 from Lindsey Oil Refinery to Preston Docks, traverses the little used girder section on the North Union Bridge over the River Ribble on the approach to Preston Station. The train is using the down goods line. 15th April 2011.
483009 at Smallbrook Lane.0 viewsHaving left Ryde behind, 483009 speeds along the double track section to Smallbrook Junction with the 16.07 Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin Service on the 3rd July 2011. The unit is about to pass under the road bridge at Smallbrook Lane.
Sentinel 'Progress' at Preston Dock.6 viewsRibble Rail Sentinel Loco, 'Progress' rumbles over the swingbridge on Navigation Way on the entrance to the former Preston Dock main basin on September 15th 2011. The loco was bringing the loaded tank wagons from the exchange sidings at Portway to the Tar Distillers Plant.
ATW 175005 at Abergele & Pensarn.0 viewsArriva Trains Wales, Class 175 175005 brings up the rear of the 17.30 Holyhead to Crewe service as it departs from the beach side Station at Abergele & Pensarn on 6th May 2012.

378214 approaches Harrow & Wealdstone.0 viewsLondon Overground Class 378, 378214 prepares to call at Harrow & Wealdstone whilst working a DC Lines service from Watford Junction to London Euston on September 9th 2012.
D3871 (08704) at Bury South.1 viewsClass 08, D3871 (ex 08704), stands at Bury South with Mark I Coaches W9356 & W4350 ready to form the 11.00 Bury to Ramsbottom service as part of the East Lancashire Railway 'BR Green Day' on January 5th 2013. The loco was a product of Horwich Works, new in February 1960, its first home was Lancaster Green Ayre Shed (24J).
C69 DM 5553 at Silchester Road.0 viewsThe arches across Silchester Road take the strain as C69 DM 5553 powers along between Ladbroke Grove and Latimer Road with a Kings Cross to Hammersmith service on April 20th 2013.
221115 passes Chorley.0 viewsVirgin Voyager 221115 passes Chorley with the diverted 16.39 Preston to Birmingham New Street on July 13th 2013. Of the 21 Class 221 sets operated by Virgin, 221115 is the only one to carry Bombardier vinyls on its driving cars.

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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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