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40067 and Class 03s at Doncaster Works.5 views40067 was sharing siding space at Doncaster Works with Class 03s, 03107, 03067 & 03168 on the 27th February 1982.
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Class 76, 76046 at Woodhead.8 viewsOn a dull day in August 1977, Class 76, 76046 has just emerged into daylight on the western side of the Pennines after passing through the three mile long Woodhead Tunnel. 76046 is hauling a mixed rake of wagons, probably bound for Dewsnap or Ashburys Sidings. The locomotive was vacuum brake fitted only, and earlier in its career had carried the name 'Archimedes' and been fitted with steam heat to work passenger trains. To the left of this scene are the two original single bore tunnels of 1845 & 1853.
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Class 47, 47085-'Mammoth' at Starcross.5 viewsClass 47, 47085-'Mammoth' arrives at Starcross with an all stations Paignton to Exeter St Davids service in May 1986. The class 47 was one of the small western region batch, named after original GWR locomotives, in the 1960s. The straight nameplates had lettering in GWR style Egyptian serif. Mammoth was named in 1965, and carried the name until 1988, when 47085 became a Railfreight Locomotive. 47085 was scrapped at Wigan CRDC in early 2000.
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47217 at Rufford.5 viewsClass 47, 47217 stands in the passing loop at Rufford with an engineering train in conjunction with the modernisation of the level crossing and new signal box on Sunday 13th November 1988. This was a rare visit of a locomotive to the former main line between Preston and Ormskirk.

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3H Class 205, 1124 enters Southampton Central.4 views3H 'Hampshire' Class 205 DEMU enters Southampton Central on a dull July 28th 1978 with a service for Portsmouth & Southsea. The unit is passing the utilitarian brick signalbox constructed by the Southern Railway in 1935.
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33060 at Ashford.4 viewsClass 33, 33060 was stabled for the weekend at Ashford on October 23rd 1983. Built by the Birmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Company at Smethwick, D6579 was new in December 1961. A Southern Region locomotive all its life, it was withdrawn from service in October 1990 and scrapped at Eastleigh Depot in 1992.
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Class 104 M50420 at Kirkham North Junction.3 viewsComplete with the trademark Buxton Depot white cab roof, Class 104 DMBS M50420 leads a 6-car formation taking the station avoiding line at Kirkham North Junction with a Blackpool North to Manchester Victoria working on Saturday August 1st 1981.
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Class 76, 76001 at Reddish Depot.3 viewsWithdrawn pioneer Class 76, 76001 keeps company with other redundant Tommies and some interesting rolling stock at Reddish Depot on July 12th 1981. The cable drum carrier in the foreground, (Ex Lowmac Wagon) ADB904685 had been part of the Guide Bridge based electrification maintenance train, but with closure of the Woodhead route a week away, the need for the various specialist wagons had passed and like the class 76s would eventually end up being scrapped.

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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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