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Class 47, 47157 at St Austell.8 viewsClass 47, 47157 stands on the Down Line at St Austell with the coaches that have formed part of the Motorail Service from Kensington Olympia. The Cars still on the Carflat Wagons have been detached from the rear of the train, and can be glimpsed on the left hand side of the scene, as expectant holidaymakers make their way off the platform to be re-united with their vehicles. Such civilised ways of taking your car to Cornwall have long been abondoned. 27th July 1980.
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Class 56, 56071 at Wigan Springs Branch.7 views56071 was stabled outside the maintenance depot at Wigan Springs Branch on the 2nd November 1985. 08815 was inside the depot.
Built at Doncaster Works, 56071 was withdrawn from service in 2006 and scrapped in October 2011.
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Waterloo & City Line Class 487 Car S51 at Swindon Works.2 viewsA moment in time captured in Swindon Works famous A Shop on the 13th May 1985. All the parahernalia connected with the overhaul of Waterloo & City Line Class 487 Driving Car, Number S51 is on display in this view. With everything from reels of new cable to a tin of Swarfrega, the car is stripped down to virtually a bare shell. These cars had a nocturnal life spending their time on the 1.47 Mile underground line between Waterloo & Bank. The cars were built by English Electric at Preston in 1940.
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Class 37, 37132 at Worksop.6 viewsAllocated to Sheffield Tinsley Depot, Class 37 37132 was stabled between duties in the winter sunlight at Worksop on a freezing cold January 16th 1977. The loco was built at Vulcan Foundry in 1966 numbered D6832, it was renumbered to 37132 in 1973 and eventually became 37673. Withdrawn from service in 2000 after 37 years in traffic, the loco was not scrapped until 2008.

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76050 at Reddish Depot.4 viewsThe grounded remains of 76050 at Reddish Depot on July 12th 1981.
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Class 104, M50453 at Blaenau Ffestiniog.3 viewsClass 104, M50453 stands at Blaenau Ffestiniog after arrival with an excursion from East Lancashire on May 25th 1978. The 9-Car formation has been moved out of the platform road to enable the service train from Llandudno Junction to use the station.
It was to be another 4 years before the narrow gauge Ffestiniog Railway made a triumphal return to the town and sharing a new joint station with BR, enabling the former LNWR Station seen here to be closed.
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Class 40, 97406 (40135) at Wigan Springs Branch Depot.4 viewsA study in Winter light of a well-weathered Class 40, 97406 at Wigan Springs Branch Depot on December 6th 1986. Formerly 40135, the loco was reprieved for use on the Crewe remodelling project in 1985. Following the work at Crewe, the loco was used for various departmental workings until withdrawn on December 16th 1986. The loco is now preserved by the Class Forty Preservation Society at the East Lancashire Railway,
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Withdrawn 40158, 25141 & 25188 at Wigan Springs Branch Depot.2 viewsWithdrawn locomotives queue up at the northern side of Wigan Springs Branch Depot on April 1st 1984. 40158 was withdrawn due to worn wheelsets in December 1983 and was scrapped at Doncaster Works in September 1984. 25141 was withdrawn in September 1982 and scrapped at Swindon Works in January 1987. 25188 was made redundant in August 1982 and was also consigned to history at Swindon Works in March 1987.

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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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