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60096 Preston Docks.7 viewsHaving been uncoupled from the loaded tar tank wagons, 60096, prepares to run round to collect the empty wagons to form the return working on the 4th September 2010.
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180103 at Buckshaw Village.7 viewsOn the site of the old Euxton Royal Ordnance Factory, at Buckshaw Village, Northern Rail, class 180, 180103 passes through the site of the new station under construction here, with the 19.28 Manchester Victoria to Blackpool North service on the 23rd May 2011. Buckshaw Parkway is due to open in the Autumn of 2011.
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70000-'Britannia' & 86254 at Farington Junction.5 viewsFor a brief period in the early 1990s the Southbound Cumbrian Mountain Expresses changed locomotives at Farington Junction, the steam locos coming off, being replaced by an AC electric for the run back along the WCML to Crewe and Euston. The loco change utilised the pair of sidings laid down during electrification in 1973 for the numerous freights to & from the S&C, when the change from diesel to electric traction was necessary. On 7th September 1991, 70000 hands over to 86254-'William Webb Ellis'.
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47501 at Preston.5 viewsIn InterCity livery, 47501 -'Craftsman' stands in platform 2 at Preston with three Mark I coaches forming the 13.32 Blackpool North to Manchester Victoria service on Saturday August 27th 1988. This was the period when faults with newly introduced Class 142s were causing loco hauled substitutions to be introduced to cover various diagrams.

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Class 108 DMU at Midge Hall.7 viewsOn possibly the last occasion that a first generation DMU worked along the Preston to Ormskirk line, a class 108 with car 54238 trailing has just collected the token from the signalman at Midge Hall, whilst working from Preston to Ormskirk on May 16th 1992.
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Bagnall 0-6-0ST 'Courageous' at Preston Riversway.1 viewsA night shoot at the Ribble Steam Railway on the evening of February 15th 2014, saw newly restored Bagnall 0-6-0ST (2640/1942) recreating one of the former Preston Dock locomotives 'Courageous'. The loco was positioned in the station at Riversway with a restored Preston Corporation (PC 538) wooden bodied open wagon as used on the dock internal railway system.
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Class 92 92037 passing Farington Junction.1 viewsClass 92 92037 -'Sullivan' passes the Network Rail trackside lights at Farington Junction with 4S43, the 06.12 Daventry to Grangemouth Tesco Express, on March 22nd 2014
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Ex L&Y Aspinall 0-6-0, 12322 at Navigation Way, Preston Docks.2 views12322 chunters away from the curve at Navigation Way, and begins the tree-lined run alongside the River Ribble on September 7th 2014 with the 10.30 departure from Preston Riversway.

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DELTIC - Preston Portway.1 viewsBuilt at nearby Strand Road, the prototype Deltic on loan to the Ribble Steam Railway from the NRM, was given a last run out as part of the Autumn Diesel Gala on October 3rd 2015. Sandwiched between class 14s D9537 & D9539 the loco was passing alongside Portway. The Deltic returned to the NRM at Shildon a few days later.Nov 05, 2015
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D9539/DELTIC/D9537 at Preston Portway.1 viewsIn one of the most bizarre combinations ever seen on the Ribble Steam Railway, the prototype Deltic was given a run out along the line as part of the Autumn Diesel Gala on October 3rd 2015. The NRM owned loco was sandwiched between resident class 14 D9539 and D9537 on loan from the East Lancashire Railway.Nov 05, 2015
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Freightliner 66596 at Fylde Road.0 viewsThe original Preston & Lancaster Railway stone bridge dating from 1840, bears the weight of Freightliner 66596 as it works a Milnthorpe to Crewe Basford Hall (6X04) engineers service on the approach to Preston at Fylde Road on August 16th 2015.Nov 01, 2015
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Freightliner 66596 on Fylde Road Viaduct.0 views66596 brings a Milnthorpe to Crewe Basford Hall (6X04) engineers working onto Fylde Road Viaduct as it approaches Preston on August 16th 2015. The rear of the loco is passing over the arch that once took the now-drained Lancaster Canal under the line.Nov 01, 2015

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WCRC 47851 passes Fylde Road.0 views47851 powers away from Preston whilst working a Holyhead to Edinburgh charter on Sunday 16th August 2015.Nov 01, 2015
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The Fellsman passes Bamber Bridge.0 viewsIn evening light the returning Fellsman from Carlisle to Lancaster passes Bamber Bridge behind Stanier Black Five 45231 on August 12th 2015. In the loop is Freighliner 66952 recessed with a heavy Crewe Basford Hall to Blackburn engineers working.Oct 28, 2015
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Freightliner 66952 departs from Lostock Hall Junction.0 views66952 digs-in as it slowly moves a laden ballast working comprising of MOA open wagons, from Crewe Basford Hall to Blackburn, departing from a lengthy stop at Lostock Hall Junction on the early evening of August 12th 2015.Oct 28, 2015
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DRS 66427 & Freightliner 66952 pass at Lostock Hall Junction.0 viewsClass 66's pass on the Back Line at Lostock Hall Junction on August 12th 2015. 66427 heads south with 6K05 from Carlisle to Crewe, whilst 66952 stands at the signal with a Crewe Basford Hall to Blackburn engineers working.Oct 28, 2015

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