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Class 101, 101655 passes Kirkham North Junction.2 viewsIn Regional Railways livery, Class 101, 101655 takes the station avoiding line at Kirkham North Junction whilst working ECS from Blackpool North to Longsight Depot on the 8th March 1997. The track machine was stabled in conjunction with re-ballasting of the coast line to Blackpool South.
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31130 & Wagons in Carnforth Down Sidings.2 viewsClass 31, 31130 with barrier wagons and a Brake Van are stabled in the Down Sidings at Carnforth on the 10th May 1992. The train would be en-route to BNFL Sellafield to collect a Nuclear Flask Wagon. These trains were amongst the last to use a Brake Van in the traditional manner. The consist from the loco was - RNA Barrier Wagon 361968, RNA Barrier Wagon 360141 & Brake Van B954962.
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43023-'County of Cornwall' at Dawlish.2 viewsIn InterCity Swallow livery, HST Power Car 43023 -'County of Cornwall' awaits the off from Dawlish whilst working the 09.45 Paddington to Plymouth Service on the 2nd June 1995. What famous motive power of the past has graced this location?
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GM Pacer 142009 at Manchester Victoria.3 viewsLate afternoon sunlight shines through the old Manchester Victoria, on the 3rd February 1990. Still wearing its original Greater Manchester PTE Orange & Brown livery, 142009 was stabled where in years gone by, the Wallside pilot engines stood in position to bank Eastbound trains up the incline to Miles Platting. Victoria Station still showed the scars following a visit from the German Luftwaffe in December 1940, when much of the overall roof on the through platforms was destroyed, never to be replaced.

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NSE 47711 at Exeter St Davids.2 viewsFormer Scotrail push/pull Class 47/7, 47711 prepares to run round its train at Exeter St Davids on the 24th May 1992 before returning to London Waterloo. These were the twilight years for locomotive hauled trains on the former LSWR route to the West Country, in 1993 the services were handed over to new Class 159 Sprinter units.
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37429 at Kirkham North Junction.1 views37429-'Eisteddfod Genediaethol' in Regional Railways livery, takes the station avoiding/fast line at Kirkham North Junction with the 13.20 Blackpool North to Liverpool Lime Street service on the 14th May 1994. The 37 will be making the windows rattle in the former Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Signalbox, a place of intense activity in days gone by, when all traffic to and from Blackpool South, Central & North Stations, as well as Fleetwood, was controlled from here.
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NSE Class 50, 50017 at Exeter St Davids.1 viewsWith a rake of blue & grey MkI stock, 50017-'Royal Oak' stands at Exeter St Davids whilst working a London Paddington to Plymouth relief service on Saturday July 25th 1987. Even at this late stage there were still throwbacks like this, harking back to the glory days of Summer Saturday train working in the 1950s & 60s to and from the West of England. What price a run today behind a Class 50 and MkI stock ?
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141009 at Leeds Neville Hill Depot.0 viewsIn original condition and livery of Verona Green and Buttermilk, a rather grubby looking 141009 was stabled at Leeds Neville Hill Depot on March 15th 1987, formed of cars 55510 & 55530. The 20 narrow-bodied units were refurbished to improve reliability and to make them compatable with other second generation DMUs in 1988/89. 141009 was renumbered 141110 following refurbishment and was withdrawn from active service in 1997. The unit passed to the Weardale Railway, becoming a spares donor for 141103 (141002).

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Class 28 Co-Bo, D5705/TDB968006 at Swindon.1 viewsWhilst on an official visit to Swindon Works on October 12th 1981, there was a chance encounter with the sole-surviving Class 28 Co-Bo, D5705/TDB968006. Following withdrawal in 1968 the loco passed to the Derby RTC for use on the Tribology Test Train. It then was used as a train-heat locomotive in South Wales, the loco eventually passed into presevation. In 1981 the Co-Bo seemed to be still carrying its faded original green livery.Dec 07, 2014
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'Lion' at Cross Lane, Salford. (Liverpool & Manchester 150).1 viewsAgainst a backdrop that has changed beyond recognition, vintage Liverpool & Manchester Railway locomotive 'Lion' rumbles along the original L&M route at Cross Lane, Salford on September 14th 1980. Consisting of three replica coaches, the train was running from Eccles to Liverpool Road (The original Manchester terminus), commemorating the opening of the line in 1830. The train was being shadowed by Police Officers in a blue Hillman Avenger, as amongst the VIPs was the then Home Secretary, Willam Whitelaw.Nov 16, 2014
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47471 at Daisyfield, Blackburn.1 views47471-'Norman Tunna GC' drifts past the level crossing & signal box at Daisyfield on the North East side of Blackburn with a diverted Glasgow to Birmingham service on March 11th 1989. The train is passing the remains of Daisyfield Station closed in 1958. Beyond the derelict platforms the 47 will join the East Lancashire route at Daisyfield Junction just East of Blackburn Station. 47471 emerged from Crewe Works as D1598 in June 1964. It was withdrawn in December 2004 and scrapped in February 2005.Nov 02, 2014
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Class 47, 47190 -'Pectinidae' at Padiham Power Station.0 viewsComplete with an ex-works Shell TEA bogie tank wagon, 47190 -'Pectinidae' in Railfreight Petroleum Sector livery was one of the exhibits at the Padiham Power Station open day on October 8th 1989. Allocated to Crewe Diesel Depot, the 47 was one of several that carried the Latin names for various shells, a corporate link to the traffic carried to and from from the Shell oil refinery at Stanlow. The loco was new from Brush in June 1965 numbered D1840. It was withdrawn from service in 1994 and scrapped in 1998.Apr 04, 2014

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Class 58, 58039 at Doncaster Works.0 viewsUnder a brooding sky, 58039 -'Rugeley Power Station' in Railfreight Coal Sector livery, was on display as one of the exhibits at Doncaster Works open day on July 12th 1992. New from Doncaster in March 1986, 58039 was withdrawn by EWS in December 1999. In 2003 the loco was exported to Holland to work for ACTS, but in 2009 the loco was transferred to the French operator ETF, but is currently stored out of use.Mar 22, 2014
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Class 58, 58030 at Butterley.0 viewsThere is still an element of newness about 58030 as it stands on display at Butterley on 13th July 1985 as part of the Midland Railway Centre diesel gala. 58030 had been constructed at Doncaster Works a month earlier in June 1985. The loco was withdrawn from service in 2002 carrying EWS maroon livery. 58030 departed for Spain in 2004 working for operator GIF.Jan 26, 2014
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HST Power Car 43002 departs from Dawlish.1 viewsPioneer production HST Power Car, 43002 departs from Dawlish at the rear of the 16.35 London Paddington to Plymouth on the evening of May 31st 1995. 43002 was first off the production line at BREL Crewe in 1975. The power car is still in service as part of the First Great Western fleet based at Plymouth Laira Depot. How many miles must have this machine travelled in 39 years?Jan 22, 2014
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141009 at Leeds Neville Hill Depot.0 viewsIn original condition and livery of Verona Green and Buttermilk, a rather grubby looking 141009 was stabled at Leeds Neville Hill Depot on March 15th 1987, formed of cars 55510 & 55530. The 20 narrow-bodied units were refurbished to improve reliability and to make them compatable with other second generation DMUs in 1988/89. 141009 was renumbered 141110 following refurbishment and was withdrawn from active service in 1997. The unit passed to the Weardale Railway, becoming a spares donor for 141103 (141002).Jan 02, 2014

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