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Class 50, 50025 passes Dawlish Warren.6 viewsIn large logo livery, 50025 -'Invicible' passes through Dawlish Warren with a lengthy Bank Holiday, Paddington to Plymouth Service on May 26th 1986. This was the last summer for the Western Region Lower Quadrant Signalling.
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Class 50, D444 at Crewe Works.5 viewsAn immaculate retro-look for D444 at the Crewe Works Open Day on the 17th August 1996. The locomotive was new from Vulcan Foundry at Newton-Le-Willows in November 1968, for use on accelerated WCML passenger trains North of Crewe. Renumbered 50044 in 1974 the loco was transferred to the Western Region, and was named 'Exeter' in 1978, and refurbished at Doncaster Works in 1982. It was withdrawn from active service in 1991.
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31438 at Southport.8 views31438 stands at Southport on Sunday 31st January 1993. The loco & stock will work the early morning 'club' train service on Monday to Manchester Victoria.
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Class 40, 40082 at Preston Docks.5 viewsOn the undeveloped former Preston Dock Estate, 40082 has arrived with a train of PCA Cement Wagons from Hope in Derbyshire on the 9th July 1984. The cement was destined for the construction of the Penwortham By-Pass bridge over the adjacent River Ribble under construction at the time.
The 40 was new from Vulcan Foundry in 1960 numbered D282. It was withdrawn from service in November 1984, and scrapped at Crewe Works in January 1986.

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Deltic 55009 - The End - 2/1/82 - York.3 viewsThe magnificent station roof at York reverberates one more time to the magic sound of a Deltic on the 2nd January 1982. 55009 -'Alycidon' was running light engine about 10 minutes in front of the 'Deltic Scotsman Farewell' Tour from Kings Cross to Edinburgh. Number 9 with appropriate front end adornments, paused for a few minutes on the now removed down through road. Not the best of images - taken on a dull January day, hand held on Kodachrome 64 film at 1/15 sec shutter speed.
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47150 at Farington Junction.5 viewsSunday engineering work on the WCML North of Leyland on the 26th October 1986, saw Class 47, 47150 stood on the Up Slow at Farington Junction with a rake of spoil wagons. In the background is the former Leyland Motors Bus & Truck Factory at Farington. The 47 emerged from the Brush Factory at Loughborough in June 1964 numbered D1743. The loco went new to Old Oak Common Depot in West London. It lasted in service for 44 years before being withdrawn in 2008. The loco has been subsequently scrapped.
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08273 & 08304 at Horwich Works.3 views08273 & 08304 were stabled in the sidings at the North end of Horwich Works on August 16th 1980. There were four 08s being used as works shunters during this period. Both of these 08s were products of Derby Works, 08273 emerging as 13343 in April 1957, whilst 08304 followed in August 1957 as D3374. This loco was allocated to Lostock Hall Depot from October 1958 until May 1972. The BR standard 20 Ton brake van in this view, B954182 was stencilled - 'To work between Healey Mills & Whitley Bridge Only'.
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West Yorkshire PTE Class 101 at Hest Bank.0 viewsA view from the footbridge at Hest Bank looking North on October 17th 1977. A refurbished Metro-Cammell Class 101 complete with West Yorkshire PTE symbols crosses to the Down Line whilst working a Leeds to Morecambe service. The unit would traverse the now rarely used link from Hest Bank on the WCML to Bare Lane on the outskirts of Morecambe.

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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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