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Class 55, 55013 arriving at York.7 viewsClass 55, Deltic, 55013-'The Black Watch', catches the evening light as it arrives at York with a terminating service from Kings Cross in September 1979. The locomotive was in service almost to the end of Deltic operation on the ECML, and was withdrawn from service in December 1981 and subsequently scrapped at Doncaster Works.
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Class 37, 37188-'Jimmy Shand' at Preston Dock St.5 viewsWay off its normal territory, Glasgow Eastfield Depots Class 37, 37188 -'Jimmy Shand' complete with West Highland Terrier markings, was stabled in the sidings at Preston Dock Street on the 21st June 1987.
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47415 at Farington Junction.4 viewsClass 47, 47415 comes off the 'back line' at Farington Junction, and joins the WCML with a Blackburn to Wembley Football Special on Sunday 29th March 1987. The Class 47 was one of the original twenty 'generator' locomotives built at Brush in 1963 as D1514. The loco was an Eastern Region allocated machine all its life, and was withdrawn from Gateshead Depot in April 1987 just four weeks after this image was recorded.
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08223 at Worksop.6 viewsClass 08, 08223 stabled between duties at Worksop on January 16th 1977. The small yard here was busy with coal traffic in 16 Ton Mineral Wagons, and some sidings for the repair of crippled MGR Coal Hoppers as seen here. B350059 was one of the early build turned out from Shildon Works in 1965. At the time of this photograph, 08223 was allocated to Sheffield Tinsley Depot which had been its home since May 1964. The 08 was withdrawn from service at Tinsley in 1979 and scrapped at Swindon Works in 1980.

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Class 47, 47426 at Kirkham North Junction.4 viewsClass 47, 47426 takes the station avoiding line at Kirkham North Junction whilst working the Saturdays Only Blackpool North to Glasgow Central service on September 24th 1988. Stabled in the sidings are a rake of 'Turbot' departmental ballast/spoil wagons.
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Class 08, 08285 at Worksop.1 views08285 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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55010 & 08540 at York.6 viewsClass 55 Deltic, 55010-'The Kings Own Scottish Borderer' stands at York awaiting departure with a semi-fast to London Kings Cross on June 17th 1978. Alongside is the York station pilot, 08540.
55010 was the first Deltic to complete 2 million miles of running in 1973. Withdrawn from service on Christmas Eve 1981 it was scrapped at Doncaster in May 1982.
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08714 at Leith Docks.4 viewsWith a southbound fitted freight departing in the background, 08714 stands between duties at Leith Docks on July 24th 1981. 08714 was allocated to Edinburgh Haymarket Depot at the time, and from being new in May 1960, the loco had been allocated to Scottish Depots. The loco was built at Crewe Works numbered D3881 and is still in use with DB Schenker carrying EWS livery.

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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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