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Black Five 45305 approaches Lostock Hall. 4 views45305 crosses the West Coast Main Line as it approaches Lostock Hall whilst working the Preston to Carlisle leg of the 'Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express' on February 4th 2012. After several clear sunny days, the weather was dull, damp & cold. Below the train is the site of Farington Station situated on WCML, the four platform station closed in 1960.
47353 at Farington Junction.6 viewsIn Dutch Civil Engineers livery, 47353 stands on the Down Fast Line at Farington Junction with a ballast train of 'Catfish' hopper wagons on Sunday 23rd June 1991.
Sentinel 'Enterprise' on Navigation Way.1 viewsThe barriers are down protecting road traffic as Ribble Rail Sentinel Diesel 'Enterprise' brings loaded tank wagons towards the swingbridge on Navigation Way on June 7th 2013. The railway runs down the middle of the bridge deck here. Enterprise is one of the original Preston Dock shunting locomotives bought new by the Corporation in 1968, (Works Number 10282).
DRS 57308 at Preston.2 viewsA very clean DRS Class 57/3, 57308 -'County of Staffordshire' runs through platform 3 at Preston on September 14th 2013. The loco was the Preston 'Thunderbird' for Virgin Trains.
57308 had been the last of the class 57/3 fleet to carry the former Virgin Trains silver livery.

86259/E3137 crosses Fylde Road.1 viewsClass 86 86259/E3137 -'Les Ross' passes Fylde Road, north of Preston with the 'Cumbrian Mountain Express', 1Z86 from London Euston to Carlisle on February 1st 2014. The loco is passing over the original Lancaster & Preston Junction Railway stone bridge dating from 1840.
66134 at Bamber Bridge.2 viewsLow evening light at Bamber Bridge on June 19th 2014. 66134 brings a Castle Cement loaded train of PCA wagons from the factory at Clitheroe bound for Avonmouth.
60009-'Union of South Africa' at Lostock Hall Junction.2 views60009 canters through Lostock Hall Junction with 1Z28 from Liverpool Lime Street, via Crewe to Carlisle on July 26th 2014.
Colas Rail 66849 at Britannia Drive footcrossing, Preston Docks.0 views66849-'Wylam Dilly' threads along the Ribble Steam Railway Line at Britannia Drive footcrossing as it top-and-tails a Portway to Riversway working as part of the Diesel Gala on Saturday March 7th 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
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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