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Deltic 55022 at Preston Docks.8 viewsA Branch Line Society Railtour from Crewe on the 10th October 2010, saw the first working of a production series Deltic Locomotive on the former Preston Dock Estate. 55022-'Royal Scots Greys', leads the tour through the exchange sidings at Portway, as it heads back towards Network Rail metals and Preston Station.
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Prototype 89001 at Leyland.10 viewsThe unique prototype Class 89, 89001, approaches Leyland on the Down Fast Line with a test train on the 28th September 1987. Besides a Derby RTC Test Coach 10, the rest of the train consisted of the BREL 'International Stock'. 89001 had been built at Crewe in 1986 as a potential contender for a fleet to be constructed for the then forthcoming East Coast Main Line Electrification Project. In the event the BREL Class 91s were chosen as the production series locomotives, and the stylish 89 remained a one off.
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D6700/37350 at Farington Curve Junction.9 viewsThe pioneer Class 37, D6700/37350 takes the East Lancashire Line at Farington Curve Junction with the returning 'Power to the Tower' Railtour from Blackpool North to Sheffield on the 1st May 1989.
Built at Vulcan Foundry in 1960, the loco was withdrawn from service in 1999 and is now part of the National Collection at York.
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66122 at Farington Junction.2 views66122 brings 6L92 from Crewe Basford Hall to Kirkby Stephen across the WCML at Farington Junction as it prepares to take the 'back line' in order to access the East Lancashire route at Lostock Hall on June 17th 2014.

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DBS 60024 at Strand Road.2 views60024 awaits clearance to proceed across Strand Road level crossing with 6M32 from Lindsey Oil Refinery on July 21st 2014.
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EWS 66081 at Lostock Hall Junction.2 viewsIn weak late evening sunlight, 66081 approaches Lostock Hall Junction with the Fiddlers Ferry Power Station to Newbiggin Gypsum working on July 31st 2014. The train is travelling on the 'back line' from Farington Junction on the WCML. In the foreground are the electrified locomotive changeover sidings, a relic from the days when slow-moving freights were routed this way via the S&C and the electric traction was exchanged for diesel.
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DBS 60039 at Portway Exchange Sidings.2 views60039 runs light engine through the exchange sidings at Portway on August 18th 2014.
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Ruston & Hornsby Diesel at Leyland Metal Company.3 viewsThe former Goods Yard at Leyland Station was occupied by the Leyland Metal Company, and the premises were still rail served via a connection to the Down Slow Line until around 1980. The scrap had usually been loaded in 16 Ton Mineral Wagons shunted by this ex Bowater Ruston & Hornsby diesel, (Works No. 466626) dating from 1962. The loco also worked out of the yard along a short headshunt alongside the WCML. On September 28th 1981 the loco was out of use and was subsequently scrapped.

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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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