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483007 at Ryde.2 viewsHaving just emerged from the southern portal of Ryde Esplanade tunnel, 483007 has just passed the Ryde St Johns Road down line, distant signal as it approaches Rink Road bridge with the 17.08 Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin, on the 10th July 2010.
Corus liveried Class 60, 60006 at Toton Yard.1 viewsIn store at Toton Yard, Corus liveried 60006 awaits its fate on the 28th April 2012. The loco was placed in store in 2008. In the background a quintet of Class 66s, 66091/66114/66051/66199 enter Toton Depot.
3-CIG 1497 at Brockenhurst.2 views3-CIG 1497 -'Freshwater' stands in the Lymington Branch Platform at Brockenhurst on September 12th 2009. The blue & grey unit was getting ready to form the 11.29 service to Lymington Pier.
Refurbished along with another 3-Car Unit for use on the Lymington Branch in 2005, they were withdrawn from service on the 22nd May 2010.
Western Class 52, D1021-'Western Cavalier' at Swindon Works.3 viewsWith rust erupting through its paintwork, a forlorn looking D1021 -'Western Cavalier' stands awaiting scrapping at Swindon Works on a dull January afternoon in 1978. The once-proud locomotive emerged new from Swindon in June 1963 in maroon livery, and lasted in service for just over 13 years, being withdrawn from Plymouth Laira Depot in August 1976. During that time D1021 amassed 1,280,000 miles. The loco was scrapped in February 1979. Just visible behind D1021 is fellow Class 52, D1034 -'Western Dragoon'.

158861 at Skipton.0 viewsFlanked by former Midland Railway platform canopies, 158861 stands at Skipton with the 15.20 Carlisle to Nottingham service on January 12th 2014. The service is one of only four southbound passengers over the long drag on a Winter Sunday. Forty years ago the service is likely to have been formed of a class 45 and a good collection of mark 1 stock.
FCC 319426 arrives at Farringdon.0 viewsFCC Thameslionk services meet at Farringdon on June 7th 2014. 319426 arrives with the 12.04 Brighton to Bedford as the 12.10 Bedford to Brighton stands in the adjacent platform.
Blackpool Flexity 2, 008 - South Promenade.0 viewsFlexity 008 runs northbound approaching the Pleasure Beach with a Starr Gate to Fleetwood Ferry working on June 22nd 2014. On the right is one of the exhibits of the 'Totally Transport' event, a preserved former Ribble Leyland National 2, DBV 831W dating from 1980.
60065 at Southport.1 viewsWith overgrown sidings dominating the scene from Victoria Street Footbridge, 60065 stands in platform 6 at Southport on the late afternoon of September 18th 2014. The loco was due to depart at 17.15 with the UK Railtours 'The Natterjack', returning to London Euston.

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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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