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Class 47, 47228 at Deepdale Mill Street.10 viewsWith Deepdale Junction in the background, 47228 runs slowly approaching the level crossing at Deepdale Mill Street on the 19th December 1986. The loco was preparing to shunt some HEA coal hoppers in the sidings at Fletcher Road. This section of railway was the original Preston & Longridge line of 1840.
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Class 104s at Salwick.8 viewsNot the best of images, but it shows the ex LYR canopy at Salwick Station, and a pair of 3-Car class 104 DMUs, complete with Manchester-Blackpool white stripes, a familiar sight on services between Manchester Victoria and Blackpool North in the 1970s. In this scene from 1977, the units are Blackpool bound. Salwick was on the on-time four track section between Preston and Kirkham, heavily used in the days when the routes to Blackpool were busy with excursion traffic.
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155344 on Farington Curve.5 viewsIn the attractive West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (WYPTE), red & cream livery, Class 155 155344 traverses Farington Curve with the 06.25 Leeds to Blackpool North service on the 15th August 1992.
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40002 at Deepdale.8 views40002 heads along the former Preston to Longridge branch, running between Porter Street and Deepdale Road with a rake of empty 21 Ton Coal Hoppers returning from Fletcher Road to Healey Mills on a dull and overcast August 15th 1983. The loco is passing through the site of Deepdale Station, closed in 1930 when regular passenger trains were withdrawn by the LMS between Preston and Longridge. 40002 was new from Vulcan Foundry in April 1958 and was withdrawn after 26 years service in May 1984.

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Class 31, 31405 on Farington Moss.6 views31405 stands on the expanse of Farington Moss at lunchtime on November 26th 1989 with 8L77, consisting of 21 Grampus Wagons which were being loaded with redundant track materials. The former main line between Preston and Ormskirk/Liverpool Exchange was downgraded in 1972, but double track was retained from Farington Curve Junction to Midge Hall until 1983 when the former up line was taken out of use.
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Ex L&Y Aspinall 0-6-0, 12322 at Portway.2 views12322 runs-round its five Mark I coaches in the Exchange Sidings alongside Portway, before returning to Preston Riversway on September 7th 2014.
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46233-'Duchess of Sutherland' at Lostock Hall Junction.0 views46233-'Duchess of Sutherland' comes steadily across Lostock Hall Junction with the 'Cumbrian Mountain Express' (1Z33) from Liverpool Lime Street to Carlisle on July 18th 2015.
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46233-'Duchess pf Sutherland' at Lostock Hall Junction.0 views46233 heads away from Lostock Hall Junction running eastbound towards Bamber Bridge whilst working the 'Cumbrian Mountain Express' from Liverpool Lime Street to Carlisle on July 18th 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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