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Ex Scottish 'Inter City' DMUs at Snailwell.6 viewsThe end of the line for former Scottish Region, Swindon built 'Inter City' DMU cars, SC79105, SC79109 & SC79164, as they stand off the rails in Kings Scrapyard at Snailwell in Cambridgeshire on a wintery 29th November 1980. Introduced in the mid 1950s, the units worked principally between Glasgow & Edinburgh, until the introduction of Class 27 push-pull services in 1971.
Ex BR 03012 at Snailwell.6 viewsStill 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.
47191 at Wigan Springs Branch Depot.4 views'Sans Teeth, Sans Eyes, Sans Taste, Sans Everything' - (Shakespeare - 'All the Worlds a Stage').
Stripped down to a bare shell with bogies, 47191 was lanquishing at Wigan Springs Branch Depot on the 28th February 1993.
The loco emerged from the Brush Traction Works at Loughborough in April 1965 as D1841. It was withdrawn from active service in June 1987 and cannibalised for spare parts. The remains were scrapped by Gwent Demolition at Wigan in September 1993.
Southern Region Class 508s at Dorking.7 viewsSouthern Region Class 508s, 508040 & 508034 were stabled at Dorking on Sunday May 23rd 1982. Within two years the units would be transferred North to join their Class 507 sister units working on Merseyrail.
At the time of this picture, the 508s were the most modern stock running on the Southern Region suburban network, having been built at BREL York in 1980.

47150 at Farington Junction.5 viewsSunday engineering work on the WCML North of Leyland on the 26th October 1986, saw Class 47, 47150 stood on the Up Slow at Farington Junction with a rake of spoil wagons. In the background is the former Leyland Motors Bus & Truck Factory at Farington. The 47 emerged from the Brush Factory at Loughborough in June 1964 numbered D1743. The loco went new to Old Oak Common Depot in West London. It lasted in service for 44 years before being withdrawn in 2008. The loco has been subsequently scrapped.
47551 at Poulton-Le-Fylde4 views47551 crosses over the junction with the line to Fleetwood as it approaches Poulton-Le-Fylde whilst working the Saturday Only Blackpool North to Glasgow Central service on June 17th 1989. The line to Fleetwood saw its last regular passenger service in 1970. The line was retained to serve the ICI works beyond Thornton-Cleveleys. Currently, the Poulton & Wyre Railway Society are aiming to have passenger trains running along the line once more.
47258 departs from Leominster.3 viewsClass 47, 47258 accelerates away from Leominster with a 4-Coach Cardiff to Crewe service on July 30th 1978. 47258 was built by Brush in 1966, works number 700, numbered D1938. It was a Western Region allocated locomotive for much of its 38 year working life.
Withdrawn D1070 -'Western Gauntlet' at Swindon Works.5 viewsHeavily 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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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
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
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
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

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
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
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
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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