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Class 506, M59402M at Manchester Piccadilly.7 viewsThere are some fine examples of 1980s cars in the car park at Manchester Piccadilly, late on a clear afternoon in November 1984. Class 506, M59402M is stabled between duties. This was twilight time for these LNER designed emus, they passed into history on the 7th December 1984.
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Deltics 55017 & 55016 stabled at York.7 viewsAlmost at the end of their BR careers, Class 55 Deltics, 55017 -'The Durham Light Infantry' and 55016 -'Gordon Highlander' stand in the Depot yard at York on the 22nd November 1981. At this late stage in their lives the remaining Deltics were working the York to Kings Cross Semi-Fast Services or working overnight ECML trains. Both these Locomotives survived until the very end of scheduled Deltic running on New Years Eve 1981. 55016 was eventually preserved, 55017 was scrapped at Doncaster in 1983.
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Class 20s 20149 & 20121 at Glasgow Central.3 viewsWith the time at 11.12 am on the 23rd July 1984, Class 20s 20149 & 20121 prepare to depart from Glasgow Central with an excursion to Ayr. When photographed both these Type 1s were allocated to Glasgow Eastfield Depot.
20149 had been built at Vulcan Foundry in 1966, whilst 20121 was built at Robert Stephensons & Hawthorns at Darlington in 1962. In the background is a rake of Sealink liveried Mark I stock, used on services to Stranraer Harbour.
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Deltic 55016 -'Gordon Highlander' at Selby.4 viewsClass 55 Deltic, 55016 -'Gordon Highlander' is centre of attention as it calls at Selby with a York to London Kings Cross service on the 12th September 1981. Selby was still on the East Coast Main Line at this time, the Selby deviation not opening until 1983.

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50047 at Dawlish.2 viewsIn large logo livery, 50047 -'Swiftsure' awaits custom at Dawlish whilst working the five coach, 10.30 Paignton to Exeter St Davids on May 28th 1987.
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Class 108 M52057 at Lancaster.4 viewsClearly having been used on the Windermere Branch, Class 108 Derby Lightweight 2-Car DMU with Driving Trailer M52057 nearest the camera, was stabled at Lancaster on April 25th 1987.
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141001 at Leeds Holbeck Depot.1 viewsThe first of the second generation production DMUs, 141001 stands out of use at Leeds Holbeck Depot on March 15th 1987. The Class 141s were the only units to have the narrow Leyland National bus bodies with 2+2 seating. With bodies built at the Leyland Factory at Workington and underframes and final assembly done at Derby, 141001 was finished in Barrow Corporation bus blue rather than rail blue when completed in 1984. The units were refurbished in the late 1980s, but have now been withdrawn.
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47645 accelerates away from Preston.2 viewsTrackside at Factory Lane Penwortham on a glorious summer evening, with the goods lines in the foreground, 47645 -'Robert F Fairlie' accelerates the 18.28 Blackpool North to Nottingham service along the down slow line, away from the Preston stop on June 12th 1989. The loco was new from Crewe Works in February 1965 numbered D1659, lasting in service 25 years before being withdrawn due to fire damage in February 1990. 47645 was scrapped by MC Metals at Glasgow in April 1992.

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37013 at Farington Curve Junction.0 views37013 trundles along the Up Slow as it approaches Farington Curve Junction whilst working the Saturday only Blackpool North to Sheffield formed of Mark 1 stock on August 13th 1983. This was a time-honoured Summer service that ran out and back on a Saturday running via East Lancashire and Copy Pit.
Dec 10, 2015
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08954 at Plymouth.2 viewsWith the roof tops of Plymouth as a backdrop, 08954 was shunting parcel and mail vans at Plymouth station on July 26th 1980. This was a time-honoured scene at all major stations - now sadly consigned to history. The 08 was new from Darington Works in October 1962 numbered D4184, its first home was at Ebbw Junction (86A) and it was tranferred to Laira (84A) in May 1971.Nov 07, 2015
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47033 arrives at Dawlish.1 views47033 and its 6-coach train of Mark 1 coaches has emerged from Kennaway Tunnel and is running alongside a busy looking Marine Parade, as it arrives at Dawlish whilst working a Paignton to Exeter St Davids local stopping service on April 8th 1980.Nov 07, 2015
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Class 45 45005 passes Dawlish Warren.2 viewsOn a rather overcast 8th April 1980, 45005 accelerates a lengthy NE/SW service made up of MkI stock on the Down through road at Dawlish Warren. With mechanical signalling and plenty of loco-hauled trains - Happy Days!Oct 02, 2015

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Class 25, 25221 at Wigan Springs Branch.3 viewsWithdrawn Class 25 25221 pokes out from under Warrington Road bridge at the side of Wigan Springs Branch Depot on June 30th 1984. 25221 was originally D7571, built at Derby Works in 1963, it was withdrawn in January 1984 and after lanquishing for a while at Wigan, was scrapped at Swindon Works in 1986.Mar 08, 2015
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08457 at Rugby.1 viewsOn a damp May 17th 1981, 08457 spends Sunday Afternoon sheltering in one of the bay platforms under the LNWR overall roof at Rugby.Mar 08, 2015
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Class 40, 40082 at Northwich Depot.6 viewsOn a damp 9th September 1984, 40082 was stabled outside Northwich Depot between duties. The loco was new from Vulcan Foundry at Newton-Le-Willows in June 1960 as D282. Its first allocation was at York (50A). It spent 13 years as an Eastern Region machine before being transferred to the London Midland Region in 1973. 40082 was withdrawn from service due to power unit damage in November 1984 and was scrapped at Crewe Works in January 1986.
Mar 01, 2015
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Class 306 EMUs at Leicester (GC).2 viewsDating from 1949, former Liverpool St-Shenfield Class 306 EMUs, 055, 033, 083 & 078 wait at the entrance to Vic Berrys Scrapyard at Leicester on July 19th 1982. The location is adjacent to the former Great Central Main Line, that last saw a passenger train in 1969 when the DMU service between Rugby and Nottingham was withdrawn. Upperton Road bridge that once spanned the extensive trackwork at this location, was demolished in 2007 - yet another bit of the infrastructure of the old GC Main Line lost forever.Feb 13, 2015

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