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150148 at Farington Curve Junction.0 viewsThe Grand National Race Meeting, held at Aintree Racecourse, saw the Preston to Ormskirk Services strengthed by class 150, in lieu of the normal class 153 single unit. 150148 has just joined the branch at Farington Curve Junction, with the 08.41 Preston to Ormskirk on Saturday 9th April 2011.
Class 503, M29150M at Birkenhead North.10 viewsClass 503 driving trailer M29150M, brings up the rear of a Liverpool Central to West Kirby service as it calls at Birkenhead North in April 1984. The trailer is one of the post war build constructed by BRCW in 1956. In 1983, the 1956 built examples were briefly considered as possible replacements for the life expired ex underground stock used on the Isle of Wight. A gauging run using a template attached to an IOW unit was a failure, as it hit one bridge and had to be adjusted to get under another.
185101 at Colton Junction.0 viewsThe harvest is under way at Brumber Hill Farm, as TPE 185101 approaches Colton Junction, South of York, with a Liverpool Lime Street to Scarborough Service on the 30th July 2011.
150001 departs from Henley-In-Arden.0 views150001 gets underway from Henley-In-Arden with the 14.27 Stratford-Upon-Avon to Stourbridge Junction service on the 17th September 2011. The station still retains its GWR style running-in nameboards and the remains of its once proud platform gardens. 150001 was one of the two prototype 3-Car Class 150s, built in 1984 and demonstrated around the UK.

20189 approaches Harrow-on-the-Hill.0 viewsWith the 11.08 service from Amersham, Class 20 20189 runs along the Up Fast Line as it approaches Harrow-on-the-Hill on September 9th 2012.
507018 at Town Green.0 viewsDuring the period when Arriva operated Merseyrail Electrics, 507018 in yellow/black stripe livery, awaits departure from Town Green whilst working from Liverpool Central to Ormskirk on October 12th 2002.
Oldham Mumps.1 viewsThe new temporary facilities opened in 2012 at Oldham Mumps play host to M5000 3044 as it calls en-route from Rochdale to St Werburgh's Road at 16:15 on March 24th 2013. This section of the Metrolink still runs on the formation of the Oldham Loop closed in October 2009 and will be closed when the street running section through Oldham town centre is completed in 2014.
A4, 4468-'Mallard' at Shildon.0 viewsThe much cherished A4, 4468-'Mallard' on display outside the NRM at Shildon as part of 'The Great Goodbye' event on February 16th 2014. It was good to see the loco in the daylight, along with the other five surviving A4s. Although the event was well organised, some of the locos had cab access steps placed alongside.

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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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