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Class 06, 06008 at Polmadie Depot.vu 6 foisWithdrawn Andrew Barclay Class 06, 06008 was at Glasgow Polmadie Depot on July 21st 1982. The locomotive had been withdrawn from service in October 1980.
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Class 76s at Woodhead.vu 9 foisA pair of unidentified Multiple Fitted Class 76s, Climb towards Woodhead Tunnel with an empty train of HAA coal hoppers in August 1977. The train is passing Woodhead Signalbox, dating from 1954, complete with the signalmans Honda 50 motorcycle at the bottom of the steps. The train will have come from Fiddlers Ferry Power Station over the now closed line from Warrington to Godley Junction, where the Tommies will have taken over from diesel traction.
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Hastings Units at Hellifield.vu 7 foisAt the rear of the 'Long Thin Drag' railtour on the 12th April 1986, a pair of Hastings Power Cars were placed as 'Insurance' should problems arise during this lengthy tour. Set 1032 formed the main section of the train, with power cars from set 1001 bringing up the rear as the tour passed Hellifield during a lucky burst of decent light on an otherwise overcast day.
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Class 116 M53059 at Croston.vu 2 foisComplete with Tyseley Depot Board in the cab window and minus its centre trailer coach, a Class 116 Suburban DMU with M53059 leading, makes an appearance on a Preston to Ormskirk service at Croston on the 4th August 1987. This was a time when there were unit shortages at Newton Heath Depot due to the unreliability of the recently introduced Class 142s. Judging by the date on the board it would appear the set was on short term loan from its West Midlands home.

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25912 -'Tamworth Castle' at Wigan Springs Branch.vu 2 fois25912 -'Tamworth Castle' was stabled at Wigan Springs Branch Depot on November 6th 1986. The loco gained a special livery for an exhibition at Tamworth in 1984 when numbered 25322. It was renumbered to 25912 as part of a small sub-fleet of class 25s kept running beyond the withdrawal date of the rest of the class. The loco was amongst the last of the class built at Derby in 1967 after production had been switched from the financially troubled Beyer-Peacock in Manchester.
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08273 & 08304 at Horwich Works.vu 3 fois08273 & 08304 were stabled in the sidings at the North end of Horwich Works on August 16th 1980. There were four 08s being used as works shunters during this period. Both of these 08s were products of Derby Works, 08273 emerging as 13343 in April 1957, whilst 08304 followed in August 1957 as D3374. This loco was allocated to Lostock Hall Depot from October 1958 until May 1972. The BR standard 20 Ton brake van in this view, B954182 was stencilled - 'To work between Healey Mills & Whitley Bridge Only'.
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47535-'University of Leicester' passes Kirkham.vu 2 foisWith the new extension to the Fox's biscuit factory taking shape in the background, 47535 -'University of Leicester' departs from Kirkham with a Manchester Victoria to Blackpool North service on September 3rd 1988. This was the period when issues with unreliable new class 142s saw a return to some locomotive hauled services in the North West. In the foreground a short rake of departmental wagons include a Grampus, a 21 Ton Mineral Wagon, three 16 Ton Mineral Wagons and a Tube Wagon.
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47035 at Vigo on the Lickey Incline.vu 2 fois47035 toils up the Lickey Incline with a relief SW/NE service formed of MkI stock on a hot Saturday September 5th 1981. 47035 and its train had assisted the previous train hauled by 47480 up the incline. As 47480 restarted, the two services separated and followed each other towards the summit. In todays health & safety obsessed world, can you imagine this happening now! In a sign of the more civilised times back then, the two youthful enthusiasts wanted to know which 47 was on the train in front.

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37013 at Farington Curve Junction.vu 0 fois37013 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.
10 Décembre 2015
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08954 at Plymouth.vu 2 foisWith 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 1971.07 Novembre 2015
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47033 arrives at Dawlish.vu 1 fois47033 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 1980.07 Novembre 2015
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Class 45 45005 passes Dawlish Warren.vu 2 foisOn 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!02 Octobre 2015

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Class 25, 25221 at Wigan Springs Branch.vu 3 foisWithdrawn 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 1986.08 Mars 2015
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08457 at Rugby.vu 1 foisOn a damp May 17th 1981, 08457 spends Sunday Afternoon sheltering in one of the bay platforms under the LNWR overall roof at Rugby.08 Mars 2015
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Class 40, 40082 at Northwich Depot.vu 6 foisOn 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.
01 Mars 2015
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Class 306 EMUs at Leicester (GC).vu 2 foisDating 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.13 Février 2015

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