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Class 45, 45134 at St Pancras.7 viewsA time honoured scene at St Pancras in October 1979. The Class 45 Peaks held sway on the Midland Mainline from the early 1960s until HSTs appeared in the 1980s. 45134 awaits departure with a train for Nottingham made up of air conditioned Mk2 stock. This side of St Pancras has now been transformed as part of the Eurostar International Station.
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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 It was withdrawn from active service in 1991.
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Class 306 EMU, 055 at Berrys Scrapyard Leicester.3 viewsDating from 1949, a withdrawn Class 306 'Liverpool Street-Shenfield' EMU 055 awaits its fate at the entrance to Vic Berrys Scrapyard in Leicester on the 19th July 1982. The unit is standing in the entrance to what was once the Goods Yard situated at the side of the old Great Central Main Line, just South of Leicester Central Station. The formation of the main line is to the left of the unit, with the former Great Central Railway Goods Warehouse at Leicester Central visible on the horizon on the far left.
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Class 116 M53059 at Croston.2 viewsComplete with Tyseley Depot Board in the cab window and minus its centre trailer coach, a Class 116 Suburban DMU with M53059 leading, makes an appearance on a Preston to Ormskirk service at Croston on the 4th August 1987. This was a time when there were unit shortages at Newton Heath Depot due to the unreliability of the recently introduced Class 142s. Judging by the date on the board it would appear the set was on short term loan from its West Midlands home.

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Class 127 DMU M51636 at St Pancras.4 viewsAll change at London St Pancras in April 1980. A service from Bedford has arrived formed of two, 8-Car Class 127 'Red Triangle' DMU sets, with Driving Motor Brake Second, M51636 bringing up the rear complete with an oil tail lamp. St Pancras was undergoing a major upheaval in readiness for the forthcoming Bed-Pan Electrification Scheme which would see the end of the 1959 Derby built Diesel Hydraulic DMUs in favour of new Class 317 EMUs.
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Class 110 'Calder Valley' E52080 at Skipton.4 viewsAlmost 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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45135 at Derby.5 viewsClass 45, 45135 -'3rd Carabinier' stands at Derby with a SW to NE service formed of Mark I stock on August 5th 1978. The loco emerged new from Crewe Works in May 1961 as D99, it was withdrawn from service in March 1987 and is now preserved at the East Lancashire Railway.
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Class 20 20015 at Frodingham Depot.3 views20015 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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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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