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Sentinel 'Energy' Preston Docks.8 viewsEx Manchester Ship Canal Sentinel Diesel, works number 10165, built in 1965 has assummed the identity of former Preston Dock Sentinel 'Energy'. The refurbished loco was in action on the Ribble Steam Railway Diesel Gala on the 2nd October 2010 with a demonstration train of tar tank wagons. The loco is approaching the riverside curve situated before the swingbridge across the former dock entrance.
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Class 47, 47277 at Deepdale.8 viewsEmbellished with a silver roof, 47277 plods slowly along the former Longridge Branch at Deepdale with a train of loaded HEA wagons from Toton Yard on the 22nd June 1987. The train has just passed through the site of Deepdale Station, closed in 1930. In the background is the former Preston Royal Infirmary which closed its doors for the last time in 1981.
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66138 & Railtour at Portway, Preston Docks.3 views'The Olive Branch No.2' Railtour slowly makes it way through the exchamge sidings at Portway on the Preston Docks Branch on the 14th April 2012. 66138 was top & tailing with 66063. The tour had originated at Woking.
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Prototype Deltic at Preston Riversway.1 viewsThe prototype Deltic stands at Preston Riversway on the evening of October 5th 2013. Built by English Electric at Preston in 1955, the loco is on loan from the National Railway Museum.

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Class 14 D9539 & W+M Railbus E79960 at the Ribble Steam Railway.2 viewsBR Class 14 'Teddy Bear' D9539 and Waggon and Maschinenbau Diesel Railbus E79960, stand outside the running shed at the Ribble Steam Railway on the evening of October 5th 2013.
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86259/E3137 passes Leyland.1 views86259/E3137 -'Less Ross' passes Leyland with 1Z86, the 'Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express' from London Euston to Carlisle on February 8th 2014. The 86 will come off the train at Carnforth to be replaced by Jubilee 4-6-0 45699 -'Galatea' for the run over Shap and the return via the S&C and Blackburn. The 86 will go back on the train at Farington Junction for the run back to Euston.
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DBS 60024 at Strand Road.1 viewsIn DB Schenker red livery, 60024 stands with 6M32 from Lindsey Oil Refinery at Strand Road, awaiting clearance to pass over the busy level crossing on May 6th 2014.
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Colas Rail 66849 at Maritime Way, Preston Docks.0 viewsUnfamiliar traction on the Ribble Steam Railway as part of the diesel gala held on Saturday March 7th 2015, as visiting Colas Rail 66849-'Wylam Dilly' passes over the level crossing at Maritime Way whilst running from Riversway to Strand Road.

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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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