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Ex BR 03012 at Snailwell.6 zobrazeníStill in full BR blue livery, and carrying its TOPS number 03012, the yards Class 03 diesel shunter is at the rear of three stripped BR Mark 1 First Class Corridor Coaches, ready for positioning in the firing tunnel at Kings Scrapyard at Snailwell on the 29th November 1980. A rake of Mark 1 Sleeping Cars await their fate on the right. As happens with many scrapyard shunting locomotives, 03012 found it a hazardous place to work, as the loco was broken up for scrap here in 1991.
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Class 52, D1033 at Swindon Works.9 zobrazeníClass 52, D1033-'Western Trooper' heads a row of withdrawn Westerns at Swindon Works in July 1977. Several of the locomotives had their cabs sheeted over to prevent water ingress and glass damage. D1033 was a product of Crewe Works and was built in 1964. The loco was not scrapped until 1979.
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Class 08 Snowplough conversion at Wath.7 zobrazeníFormerly Class 08, 08119, this locomotive was withdrawn from service in February 1977 and converted into a non-powered Snowplough, renumbered ADB968011 and seen stabled at Wath Depot in September 1978. Several Class 08s were similarly converted, they were not a success, and all were withdrawn in 1979. ADB968011 was scrapped in 1980.
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Class 40, 40082 at Preston Docks.5 zobrazeníOn 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 It was withdrawn from service in November 1984, and scrapped at Crewe Works in January 1986.

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Class 104, M53493 at Croft Street Sidings, Preston.4 zobrazeníClass 104, M53493 was stabled with several sets of first generation DMU sets at Croft Street Sidings, adjacent to Preston Power Box on the 29th November 1986. The Sidings and Power Box are situated on the site of the former Preston MPD, closed in 1961 following a roof fire in 1960. Dominating the skyline is St Walburges Church, designed by Joseph Hansom of Hansom Cab fame, it has the tallest parish church spire in England at 309ft. The church was completed in 1854.
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31414 at Exeter St Davids.5 zobrazeníA rather battered looking Class 31/4, 31414 has backed on to a Saturday Only, 7-Coach Paddington to Barnstaple through service on July 25th 1979. This service was in the tradition of the 'withered arm' - Summer holiday trains from London working into deepest Devon on former Southern territory. Exeter St Davids was still controlled by GWR/Western Region Lower Quadrant Signals. Alongside 31414 is a loaded Brute trolley filled with parcels, destined for the vans stabled in the former Exe Valley Bay Platform.
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Class 122 Single Unit, W55003 arrives at Starcross.2 zobrazeníBuilt by the Gloucester RC&W in 1958, Class 122 Single Unit, W55003 arrives at Starcross with an evening Paignton to Exeter St Davids all-stations service on May 29th 1989. The unit survives in preservation on the Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway.
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47441 at Daisyfield, Blackburn.0 zobrazeníWith some well known landmarks in Blackburn town-centre on the skyline, 47441 accelerates a diverted Birmingham New Street to Edinburgh service away from Daisyfield Junction on March 11th 1989. The train is heading for Hellifield and the S&C. In the foreground is the derelict site of Daisyfield Goods Yard, once a busy location serving the local Cotton Mills that were a major employer in East Lancashire. 47441 emerged from Crewe Works in February 1964 as D1557. The loco was withdrawn in December 1992.

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37013 at Farington Curve Junction.0 zobrazení37013 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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08954 at Plymouth.2 zobrazeníWith 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. Listopad 2015
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47033 arrives at Dawlish.1 zobrazení47033 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. Listopad 2015
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Class 45 45005 passes Dawlish Warren.2 zobrazeníOn 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. Říjen 2015

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Class 25, 25221 at Wigan Springs Branch.3 zobrazeníWithdrawn 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. Březen 2015
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08457 at Rugby.1 zobrazeníOn a damp May 17th 1981, 08457 spends Sunday Afternoon sheltering in one of the bay platforms under the LNWR overall roof at Rugby.08. Březen 2015
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Class 40, 40082 at Northwich Depot.6 zobrazeníOn 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.
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Class 306 EMUs at Leicester (GC).2 zobrazeníDating 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. Únor 2015

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