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Class 47, 47226 at Midge Hall.8 visualizado (s)On Sunday engineering work on the Preston to Ormskirk Line at Midge Hall in May 1991, was Class 47, 47226. The loco had actually expired, and had to be rescued by 47627, sent from Preston. The line was originally double track, forming the main route between Preston and Liverpool Exchange, The route was downgraded in 1972.
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Class 47, 47011 at Dawlish.6 visualizado (s)Allocated to Bescot Depot, 47011 complete with silver roof, passes Dawlish with an Eastbound Speedlink working on the 29th May 1986. The locomotive first emerged from the Brush Works at Loughborough in September 1963, numbered D1538. It was an Eastern Region allocated machine, spending time at various depots, until 1985 when it was moved to Cardiff Canton. It was withdrawn from Bescot Depot in 1987 and scrapped at Booths Rotherham in 1994.
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Class 110 'Calder Valley' E52080 at Skipton.4 visualizado (s)Almost at the end of its BR career, a Class 110 'Calder Valley' DMU with E52080 leading, awaits departure from Skipton whilst working from Morecambe to Leeds on May 6th 1989. Fitted with Rolls-Royce engines, the original 3-Car sets were introduced in 1961 for use on the steeply graded ex LYR Calder Valley route between Manchester Victoria, Bradford & Leeds. A partial refurbishment during the early 1980s saw many of the sets reduced to 2-Cars to save money.
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Class 20 20015 at Frodingham Depot.3 visualizado (s)20015 one of the early batch of English Electric Type 1s, stands at Frodingham Depot on September 28th 1980. The loco was coupled to the depot breakdown/re-railing train vehicles which included two former Mark 1 BSKs, DB975127 (ex 34414) & DB975118 (ex 34265) and an ex Blue Spot Insulated Fish Van, DE975329 (ex 88038).

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Class 08, 08285 at Worksop.1 visualizado (s)08285 was busy with a rake of loaded 16 ton Mineral Wagons at Worksop on April 20th 1979. The wagon next to the 08 is a vacuum fitted MCV, B574152. Compared to the adjacent wagon it almost had certainly received new bodywork. These were the twilight years of these 16 tonners in revenue earning service, many were transferred to the departmental fleet for carrying spent ballast. 08285 was new from Derby Works in June 1957 numbered 13355. It was withdrawn from service in September 1988 and scrapped in 1993.
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Class 40, 40121 at Farington Curve Junction.2 visualizado (s)With various types of wagons loaded with fresh ballast, 40121 takes the East Lancashire route at Farington Curve Junction on May 18th 1978. The wagons are destined for the district civil engineers sidings at Brownedge on the approach to Bamber Bridge.
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Trans-Pennine DMC E51965 at Liverpool Lime Street.1 visualizado (s)A 5-Car Trans-Pennine DMU set had just arrived at Liverpool Lime Street with a service from Hull on May 22nd 1979. Complete with its oil tail-lamp, E51965 was a Driving Motor Composite. These stylish DMUs, built at Swindon Works in 1960 had a mixture of saloon and compartment seating. They were stalwarts on the Liverpool-Hull route for most of their lives, until the last few were withdrawn in 1984. Due to asbestos contamination none survived into preservation.
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HST 253011 (W43022) at Truro.3 visualizado (s)HST set 253011 with Power Car W43022 leading arrives at Truro under the watchful gaze of three BR staff, with a London Paddington to Penzance service on July 21st 1980. In the Goods Facility to right is ex-works 37275 and two new Mark 3 Coaches, (W41147 & W44015) along with the NRM Stephenson's 'Rocket' Replica and Coach. There was a BR mini exhibition being held entitled 'The Age of the Train' and promoting BR services to London. 34 years on and Power Car 43022 is still active with First Great Western.

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37013 at Farington Curve Junction.0 visualizado (s)37013 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.
10 Dez, 2015
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08954 at Plymouth.2 visualizado (s)With 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 1971.07 Nov, 2015
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47033 arrives at Dawlish.1 visualizado (s)47033 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 1980.07 Nov, 2015
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Class 45 45005 passes Dawlish Warren.2 visualizado (s)On 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!02 Out, 2015

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Class 25, 25221 at Wigan Springs Branch.3 visualizado (s)Withdrawn 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 1986.08 Mar, 2015
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08457 at Rugby.1 visualizado (s)On a damp May 17th 1981, 08457 spends Sunday Afternoon sheltering in one of the bay platforms under the LNWR overall roof at Rugby.08 Mar, 2015
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Class 40, 40082 at Northwich Depot.6 visualizado (s)On 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.
01 Mar, 2015
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Class 306 EMUs at Leicester (GC).2 visualizado (s)Dating 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.13 Fev, 2015

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