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Colas 66845 at Lostock Hall Junction.8 viewsColas Rail, 66845 heads west at Lostock Hall Junction, with the logs from Ribblehead to Chirk, on the 16th April 2011. The train is heading along the 'back line', that connects the East Lancashire Line with the WCML at Farington Junction.
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142074 passes the site of 10D.4 views142074 moves on from the station stop at Lostock Hall, with the 16.50 Colne to Blackpool South service on the 8th June 2011. In the background can be seen the overgrown area, which was the site of Lostock Hall MPD, the former 10D - the last working steam locomotive depot on British Railways. After steam finished, the depot was used by diesels for short period, then it became a railway wagon repair shop, but was closed and demolished in the early 1990s. What price a museum here now?
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Courtaulds Ribbleton Sentinel Diesel Shunter.7 viewsThe last train of empty coal wagons departed from the Courtaulds Rayon Factory at Ribbleton on the 12th February 1980. The resident Courtaulds diesel shunter, Sentinel 10280 built in 1968 is seen passing under the bridge carrying the B6243 Preston to Longridge main road. The works was connected to the truncated remains of the Longridge Branch by a one mile connecting spur. This was the last day of work for this locomotive, following closure of the factory it moved to the British Celanese Plant at Spondon.
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DBS 66118 at Lostock Hall Junction.1 viewsIn the very last of the evening sunlight, 66118 passes over Lostock Hall Junction with the Fiddlers Ferry Power Station to Newbiggin Gypsum working on April 16th 2014.

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45699 at Mintholme Crossing, Hoghton.2 views45699 -'Galatea' canters down grade as it approaches Mintholme Crossing with the returning 'Fellsman' from Carlisle to Lancaster on June 18th 2014.
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Sentinel 'Energy' at Portway Exchange Sidings.2 viewsRibble Rail Sentinel, 'Energy' (10226/1965) arrives at the exchange sidings at Portway on August 27th 2014.
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Class 40 40082 passes Hoghton.4 views40082 slogs upgrade at Hoghton with an eastbound mixed freight on May 11th 1981. The visible wagons in the consist include a Ventilated Van, a Tube Wagon, loaded 21 Ton HTA Coal Hoppers, a Plate Wagon and some Vanfits with sliding doors.
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66006 at Bamber Bridge.0 viewsIn evening light, 66006 brings the loaded Clitheroe to Avonmouth Cement working through the station at Bamber Bridge on April 21st 2015.

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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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