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HST Power Car W43025 at Bristol Temple Meads.vaatamisi: 8HST power car W43025 brings up the rear of service bound for London Paddington at Bristol Temple Meads on the 25th October 1980. Still carrying its original well designed livery, blending the Mark 3 trailers with the power car, W43025 was only four years old when this image was recorded. 31 years later the power car is still earning its keep for First Great Western plying the routes from London Paddington - one can only guess what mileage this machine must have accumulated since its introduction in 1976.
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Cravens Class 105 M50784 at Morecambe Promenade.vaatamisi: 5In the 1970s a ride on one of these was something to be avoided, rattles, the smell of diesel, and noise from the underfloor engines all adding to the experience. Now 30 years on, having suffered Class 142s, a ride on a Cravens DMU would be quite luxurious. On May 6th 1979, M50784 was at Morecambe Promenade Station with a departure to Preston. The former Midland Railway Station here, was closed in 1994, despite its Seafront location. The 'new' Morecambe Station is now sited nearer the town centre.
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47191 at Wigan Springs Branch Depot.vaatamisi: 4'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 It was withdrawn from active service in June 1987 and cannibalised for spare parts.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.
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47662 approaches Starcross.vaatamisi: 5A tight squeeze on the A379, as Class 47 47662 heads Northbound approaching Starcross with the 15.44 Plymouth to Sheffield service on the 31st May 1988. The Class 47 entered traffic in 1964 numbered D1611 and was renumbered 47032 in 1973. Fitted with ETH in 1986, the loco was then renumbered 47662 and at the time of this picture was allocated to Bristol Bath Road. In 1987 it became 47817 and was selected for conversion to a Class 57/3 in 2003, subsequently gaining Virgin Livery as 57311-'Parker'.

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50046 -'Ajax' at Starcross.vaatamisi: 4In large logo livery, Class 50 50046 -'Ajax' wheels an Exeter Riverside Yard to Tavistock Junction Engineers working alongside the A379 at Starcross on June 2nd 1988.
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Class 25, 25248 at Horwich Works.vaatamisi: 3On tracks now lifted, 25248 arrives at Horwich Works with the Breakdown/Re-Railing Train from Wigan Springs Branch Depot, as part of the Works Open Day on August 16th 1980. After the remaining part of the Works finally closed in 1988, the area seen here has been concreted over for storage of lorry trailers, as part of an Industrial Estate.
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Cravens Class 105, M50810 at Pleasington.vaatamisi: 3A Cravens Class 105 Power-Twin with M50810 trailing, calls at Pleasington whilst working the 11.45 Preston to Colne service on June 23rd 1978. The station at Pleasington became a request stop from May 2012.
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37279 at Doncaster Works.vaatamisi: 4Stripped to a bare shell and sat on temporary accomodation bogies, Class 37 37279 stands outside the Crimpsall Shop at Doncaster Works on June 17th 1978, whilst undergoing a major overhaul.
The pre Tops number of 6979 is just visible on the end of the loco. The 37 was new from Vulcan Foundry in May 1965 and was eventually converted into an ETH fitted Class 37/4 in 1985. As 37424 it was withdrawn from service in March 2000. The loco is now preserved at the Churnet Valley Railway.

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37013 at Farington Curve Junction.vaatamisi: 037013 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.
dets 10, 2015
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08954 at Plymouth.vaatamisi: 2With 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.vaatamisi: 147033 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.vaatamisi: 2On 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!okt 02, 2015

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Class 25, 25221 at Wigan Springs Branch.vaatamisi: 3Withdrawn 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.märts 08, 2015
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08457 at Rugby.vaatamisi: 1On a damp May 17th 1981, 08457 spends Sunday Afternoon sheltering in one of the bay platforms under the LNWR overall roof at Rugby.märts 08, 2015
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Class 40, 40082 at Northwich Depot.vaatamisi: 6On 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.
märts 01, 2015
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Class 306 EMUs at Leicester (GC).vaatamisi: 2Dating 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.veebr 13, 2015

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