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Class 50, 50004 at Cowley Bridge Junction.8 visualizado (s)In large logo livery, Class 50, 50004-'St Vincent' plods past Cowley Bridge Junction, just north of Exeter with a Paignton to Paddington Service on the 28th May 1981.
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Class 108 M56266 at Lancaster.8 visualizado (s)When some members of the BR diesel Multiple Unit fleet underwent a refurbishment in the 1970s, someone thought that a white livery, replacing the BR Rail Blue, would be a good idea. A class 108, with Driving Trailer Composite M56266 nearest the camera, displays its new livery complete with blue stripe whilst stabled at Lancaster in November 1978. The unit is stood on the short length of track remaining that once formed the link to the Midland Station at Lancaster Green Ayre.
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Class 104, M50455 at Manchester Victoria.4 visualizado (s)A scene from the Manchester Victoria of old - a well worn location with an equally well-worn first generation diesel multiple unit. A Class 104 BRCW DMU with M50455 leading, was awaiting departure for Blackpool North on the 16th September 1980. These units, allocated just up the line at Newton Heath, dominated the services to Blackpool & Southport in the 1970s and into the early 1980s.
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Cravens Class 105 DMU at Meols Cop.3 visualizado (s)A Southport to Bolton Service formed of a Cravens Class 105 2-Car DMU, with M56127 leading, calls at Meols Cop in the Southport Suburbs on the 5th July 1980. Until September 1964, Meols Cop was the former mid journey reversal point for the electrics that worked from Southport to Crossens on the now closed line to Preston.
This Cravens set was one of the former Eastern Region batch that having been made redundant with the GN Electrification from Kings Cross, were moved North to Newton Heath Depot.

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40044 at Reddish Depot.3 visualizado (s)Following 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Despite the rundown of the Class 40 fleet, repairs were authorised, the work being done at Crewe. 40044 was eventually withdrawn from service in January 1985.
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Withdrawn D1070 -'Western Gauntlet' at Swindon Works.5 visualizado (s)Heavily stripped, Class 52 D1070 -'Western Gauntlet' was awaiting scrapping at Swindon Works in February 1979. The loco was a product of Crewe Works, entering service in October 1963. Withdrawn from Plymouth Laira Depot on the penultimate day of 1976, D1070 acheived 1,312,000 miles in its brief 13 year career, but by the end of May 1979 it ceased to exist.
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37130 at Bamber Bridge.1 visualizado (s)In time-honoured fashion, Class 37 37130 digs in as it approaches Bamber Bridge with the Summer only Blackpool North to Sheffield working on May 29th 1982. This service had run out and back for many years and brought the welcome sight of an Eastern Region 37 or if you were lucky a 31, to the Lancashire Coast. 1982 was the last year of loco-haulage, in 1983 the service went over to DMU operation. The service did not operate in 1984, bringing to an end another chapter in BR Summer holiday traffic.
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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.

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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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