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47218 at Bowkers Siding Bamber Bridge.9 viewsOn the day that the newly installed siding and railfreight facility was officially opened at Bowkers, at Bamber Bridge, 47218 in ex-works Railfreight Distribution livery was waiting to enter the site. The loco was stood on the short spur leading from the East Lancashire Line to the terminal in Bowkers premises. Later that morning 47218 was named 'United Transport Europe' by the local MP. 20th July 1990.
Accident damaged Class 47, 47111 at Lostock Hall Depot.6 viewsFortunately no-one was killed or seriously injured when a return football excursion from Carlisle to Accrington formed of a Class 104 DMU, collided with 47111 just south of Preston Station on the 18th January 1986. The class 47 was stood light engine when the collision occured. On the early morning of the 20th January 1986, 47111 was at the former loco depot at Lostock Hall, awaiting assessment and removal. Originally numbered D1699, the loco never worked again, it was scrapped at Cardiff Canton Depot.
Buffer Fitted 43080 at Preston.6 viewsBuffer Fitted HST Power Car 43080 stands at Preston on the 28th August 1993. The power car was a small batch of eight power cars fitted with buffers in 1987 as they were used as temporary DVTs on the electrified East Coast Main Line using Mk3 stock, pending the introduction of the Mk4s & DVTs. 43080 eventually passed to Virgin and via a period in store at Long Marston, is now part of the Grand Central fleet fitted with an MTU engine, numbered 43480 and plying the ECML once again.
31275 at Barton & Broughton.4 viewsAt 14.10 on January 25th 1997, Class 31 31275 in workstained Railfreight Coal Sector Livery, stands in the Down Loop at Barton & Broughton with an Civil Engineers working to Carnforth. The 31 had been looped to allow a Northbound HST to pass.

TPE 185145 at Fylde Road, Preston.2 viewsFirst TransPennine Express Class 185, 185145 crosses Fylde Road as it accelerates away from Preston whilst working the 08.25 Manchester Airport to Barrow-In-Furness on June 1st 2013.
Class 120 M51578 at Cocker Bar.3 viewsA Class 120 hybrid set drifts through the West Lancashire countryside at Cocker Bar between Midge Hall and Ulnes Walton with the 17.55 Preston to Ormskirk service on June 25th 1985. The former Derby Etches Park set EP503 was formed of two Class 120 Swindon built driving cars and a Class 101 centre trailer car. This particular out and back service on the Ormskirk line was regularly diagrammed for a Class 120 during this period. The sets were normally used on Manchester to Blackpool North services.
66115 at Strand Road.1 viewsIn EWS livery, 66115 has arrived at Strand Road level crossing at the bottom of the Ribble Branch from Preston Station with 6M32 from Lindsey Oil Refinery on May 13th 2014.
DRS 66431 at Bamber Bridge.1 views66431 bears down upon Bamber Bridge whilst working 6K05 from Carlisle to Crewe on May 26th 2014.

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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
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
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
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

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
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
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
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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