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Centenary Car 642 at Little Bispham.1 views642 stands at Little Bispham on the 6th November 2011 before returning along the promenade to the Pleasure Beach. This Centenary Car has been in service at Blackpool for 25 years.
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20905 & 20901 on the RHTT at Doncaster.0 viewsIn Railfreight Grey, class 20s 20905 & 20901 top and tail a RHTT as they prepare to pass through platform 1 at Doncaster Station on the 26th November 2011.
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31120 at Bamber Bridge.8 viewsIn Railfreight Coal Sector Livery, 31120 light engine, having left a rake of ballast wagons in the DCE Sidings at Bamber Bridge, is running wrong line to Lostock Hall Junction on the 20th June 1989. In the background is the now demolished Baxi Heating Foundry and Factory. The District Civil Engineers Sidings visible here, are running parallel to the former direct line to Preston via Brownedge and Todd Lane Junction, closed in 1972. In intervening years, much has changed at the Bamber Bridge Football Club.
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5081 departs from Rawtenstall.1 viewsThe traffic waits at the level crossing on New Hall Hey Road, as Class 24 5081 departs from Rawtenstall with the 11.46 departure to Bury & Heywood on October 14th 2012.

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508131 departs from Sandhills.1 viewsHaving called at Sandhills, 508131 accelerates away with a Kirkby to Liverpool Central service on February 2nd 2013, the unit is passing the reversing siding located between the two main running roads.
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Waterloo & City Line Tube Car Map.0 viewsThe Waterloo & City Line Map as displayed in NDM Car 62507 on October 19th 2013.
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508115 at Crescent Road Level Crossing.1 views508115 accelerates away from Birkdale and approaches Crescent Road level crossing with a Southport to Hunts Cross service on December 28th 2013.
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Class 45, 45051 arrives at Exeter St Davids.2 viewsVery much a routine sight at the time, 45051 slips into Exeter St Davids with a lengthy NE/SW service formed of MkI stock on July 27th 1978. The former GWR bracket signals are still in use, and what was the Exe Valley bay platform on the right is full of parcel vans waiting to be loaded. Along the platform can be seen BRUTE trollies, another common sight at every main station, they too along with the Peak, the MkIs and the vintage signals belong to a vanished world.

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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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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