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Class 108 M56266 at Lancaster.8 viewsWhen some members of the BR diesel Multiple Unit fleet underwent a refurbishment in the 1970s, someone thought that a white livery, replacing the BR Rail Blue, would be a good idea. A class 108, with Driving Trailer Composite M56266 nearest the camera, displays its new livery complete with blue stripe whilst stabled at Lancaster in November 1978. The unit is stood on the short length of track remaining that once formed the link to the Midland Station at Lancaster Green Ayre.
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HST Power Car 43029 at Dawlish Warren.6 viewsThe changing face of the HST fleet. In InterCity 125 Executive livery, power car 43029 passes Dawlish Warren with a Paddington to Penzance service on the 29th May 1986. The Mark 3 Trailers are still in the original blue & grey livery.
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Class 101 3-Car DMU at Dawlish.4 viewsA Metro-Cam Class 101 3-Car DMU, with 51219 leading, departs from Dawlish with an evening Exeter St Davids to Paignton all-stations service on the 31st May 1989.
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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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Class 108, M50968 at Preston.5 viewsComplete with its oil tail lamp, Derby built Class 108, Driving Motor Brake Second, M50968 stands in Bay Platform 3A at Preston on May 15th 1978. The unit was working Preston to Ormskirk services.
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Trans-Pennine DMC E51965 at Liverpool Lime Street.1 viewsA 5-Car Trans-Pennine DMU set had just arrived at Liverpool Lime Street with a service from Hull on May 22nd 1979. Complete with its oil tail-lamp, E51965 was a Driving Motor Composite. These stylish DMUs, built at Swindon Works in 1960 had a mixture of saloon and compartment seating. They were stalwarts on the Liverpool-Hull route for most of their lives, until the last few were withdrawn in 1984. Due to asbestos contamination none survived into preservation.
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Class 47 47529 at Liverpool Lime Street.1 viewsWith a 5-Coach portion of a Glasgow Central service, 47529 stands in platform 1 at Liverpool Lime Street on May 22nd 1979. The train will head for Preston, where a second portion will arrive from Manchester, and both portions would be combined for the journey north behind an AC electric locomotive. Looking at the condition of 47529 it looks as though it has not been long out of Crewe Works following overhaul & repaint. 47529 was new from Crewe as D1551 in January 1964. It was withdrawn from service in 1987.
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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.

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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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