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Class 33, 33108 at Wareham.6 viewsPushing hard at the rear of 4-TC set 415, Class 33, 33108 propells a Weymouth to Bournemouth portion of a London Waterloo Service departing from Wareham in July 1986. The 4-TC set will be attached to the rear of a 4-REP emu at Bournemouth for the run up to Waterloo.
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20072 at Toton.4 viewsSurplus to requirements, 20072 is at the head of a row of withdrawn class 20s stored at the entrance to Toton Depot on the 30th August 1992.
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47434 at Farington Junction.4 viewsOn the 29th March 1987, Class 47, 47434 brings a Blackburn to Wembley Football Special off the 'back line' as it approaches the WCML at Farington Junction. The track in the foreground leads to the loco exchange sidings, put in place at the time of electrification in 1972/73 so that Southbound freights could change traction from diesel to electric. With the demise of wagonload freight in the early 1980s using the S&C, the practice ceased and the sidings have remained unused.
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40044 at Reddish Depot.3 viewsFollowing a runaway and derailment at Chinley with a loaded stone train in September 1978, 40044 was moved to Reddish Electric Depot for assessment. This was the less damaged end of the loco. Despite the rundown of the Class 40 fleet, repairs were authorised, the work being done at Crewe. 40044 was eventually withdrawn from service in January 1985.

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3H Class 205, 1124 enters Southampton Central.4 views3H 'Hampshire' Class 205 DEMU enters Southampton Central on a dull July 28th 1978 with a service for Portsmouth & Southsea. The unit is passing the utilitarian brick signalbox constructed by the Southern Railway in 1935.
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D1001 -'Western Pathfinder' Cabs at Swindon Works.4 viewsThe grotesque remains of a once proud locomotive stands in the yard at Swindon Works in February 1979. The second Class 52 off the production line at Swindon Works in February 1962, D1001 -'Western Pathfinder' acheived a total mileage of 1,264,000 in its 14 years of active service, before being withdrawn in October 1976.
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55018-'Crepello' arrives at York.3 viewsEvening at York on September 22nd 1979, as 55018 -'Crepello' reaches journeys end with a semi-fast working from Kings Cross. This is a vanished scene now totally transformed with electrification and simplification of the track layout. It is as far removed now, as the era of Gresley Pacifics was then. 55018 was named after the racehorse that won the St Ledger at Doncaster in 1957. The loco was new in November 1961 and almost survived until the end of ECML Deltic operation, being withdrawn in October 1981.
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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.

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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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