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Class 33, 33108 at Wareham.6 viewsPushing hard at the rear of 4-TC set 415, Class 33, 33108 propells a Weymouth to Bournemouth portion of a London Waterloo Service departing from Wareham in July 1986. The 4-TC set will be attached to the rear of a 4-REP emu at Bournemouth for the run up to Waterloo.
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40091 & 85001 at Crewe Works.7 viewsIts the end of the line for Class 40, 40091 and Class 85, 85001 as they stand at Crewe Works awaiting scrapping on the 4th July 1987.
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Class 20s 20149 & 20121 at Glasgow Central.3 viewsWith the time at 11.12 am on the 23rd July 1984, Class 20s 20149 & 20121 prepare to depart from Glasgow Central with an excursion to Ayr. When photographed both these Type 1s were allocated to Glasgow Eastfield Depot.
20149 had been built at Vulcan Foundry in 1966, whilst 20121 was built at Robert Stephensons & Hawthorns at Darlington in 1962. In the background is a rake of Sealink liveried Mark I stock, used on services to Stranraer Harbour.
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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.

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47292 at Selby.3 viewsA scene from the days when Selby was part of the East Coast Main Line. Having observed the speed restriction over the Selby Swingbridge, 47292 accelerates along the Up Through Road with a southbound Saga Holidays working made up of Mark I stock on September 12th 1981.
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Gloucester Class 100, M56111 at Longsight TMD.4 viewsGloucester Class 100 Driving Trailer Composite M56111 was stabled with various other items of rolling stock, including two more Class 100 vehicles, at Longsight TMD on June 18th 1978. After BR use, M56111 became an instruction coach on the Ministry of Defence railway system at Moreton-On-Lugg. It was eventually scrapped in 1985. Alongside is the Longsight Overhead Line Maintenance Train, with two former LMS vintage coaches visible.
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Class 302 EMU 215 at Southend Victoria.1 viewsClass 302 electric multiple units gather at Southend Victoria on May 1st 1980. Passengers board set 215 that was bound for Liverpool Street. Built at York and Doncaster between 1958 and 1960 and comprising a total of 112 four-car units, the last of the Class 302 fleet was withdrawn in 1999.
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Class 40, 40121 at Farington Curve Junction.2 viewsWith various types of wagons loaded with fresh ballast, 40121 takes the East Lancashire route at Farington Curve Junction on May 18th 1978. The wagons are destined for the district civil engineers sidings at Brownedge on the approach to Bamber Bridge.

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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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