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142047 & 153324 at Lostock Hall.3 views142047 with 153324 leading, departs from Lostock Hall with a Colne to Blackpool South service on the 18th December 2010. The land to the left of the train was the former Lostock Hall MPD, (10D), which had been the last steam locomotive depot on BR.
Black Five 45305 at Lostock Hall.0 viewsRaising a few ghosts near to its old stamping ground, 45305 catches the evening light as it heads along the 'back line' at Lostock Hall on the 23rd July 2011. The locomotive is virtually a stonesthrow from where it finished its BR career in August 1968 at the nearby Lostock Hall Depot. The back line connects the East Lancashire Line at Lostock Hall to the WCML at Farington Junction just north of Leyland. The short section of line was wired for use by electric traction in 1972.
A60 5097 arrives at Baker Street.1 viewsA60, 5097 makes the cautious approach into platform 1 at Baker Street with a service from Watford on the 18th February 2012.
Sentinel 'Energy' at Portway.1 viewsFormer Manchester Ship Canal Sentinel (10165/1965), 'Energy', prepares to take the loaded tar tank wagons to the Total Bitumen plant at the west end of the former Preston Dock Estate on May 9th 2013.

47580 at Lostock Hall Jct.2 viewsTrailing at the rear of IZ28 from Crewe to Carlisle on July 27th 2013 was 47580, placed in the consist to assist 46233 at the head of the train, due to fire risk, the countryside still tinder dry following the recent heatwave.
EMT 43083 at Bury South.0 viewsEast Midlands Trains HST, with power car 43083 leading, brings 1Z43 the 08.03 from London St Pancras to Rawtenstall around the curve at Bury South on the East Lancashire Railway on October 12th 2013. Organised by UK Railtours, this was the first visit of an HST to the ELR. The cost of a standard class ticket for this trip was £62.50.
C77 DM 5712 arrives at East Putney.0 viewsIntending passengers move forward as C77 DM 5712 rolls into East Putney with a Wimbledon to Edgware Road service on October 19th 2013.
66117 at Bamber Bridge.0 viewsEvening light at Bamber Bridge as 66117 and its train of loaded PCA Cement wagons pass through with the evening Clitheroe to Avonmouth working on August 4th 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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