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Class 47, 47226 at Midge Hall.vu 8 foisOn Sunday engineering work on the Preston to Ormskirk Line at Midge Hall in May 1991, was Class 47, 47226. The loco had actually expired, and had to be rescued by 47627, sent from Preston. The line was originally double track, forming the main route between Preston and Liverpool Exchange, The route was downgraded in 1972.
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Class 08, 08919 at Sheffield Tinsley Depot.vu 5 foisAmidst a sea of Railfreight Liveries, a well-worn Class 08, 08919-'Cadeby', still retained BR blue livery at Sheffield Tinsley Depot on the 29th September 1990.
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Deltic 55010 at Doncaster Works.vu 6 foisWhat a way to treat a legend.......... An open day was arranged at Doncaster Works on the 27th February 1982, when all the surviving Deltics were on display in the works yard. Amongst the crowds was 55010-'The Kings Own Scottish Borderer', the first Deltic to reach 2 million miles in January 1973. The loco presented a sorry sight, work stained, shorn of nameplates and with rust patches erupting through the paintwork. 55010 was withdrawn from service on Christmas Eve 1981, and was scrapped in May 1982.
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Class 506, M59603M at Hadfield.vu 6 foisClass 506 Twilight. Almost at the end of 1500vDC operation on the remaining section of the former Manchester-Sheffield main line, a Class 506, with trailer M59603M at the rear, is stood at Hadfield waiting to return to Glossop & Manchester in November 1984. This was just a few weeks before the line was converted to 25KvAC, and the 506s replaced by Class 304s.
The track in the foreground is the disused down line from Sheffield, the closed section beyond Hadfield was still intact when this image was recorded.

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Class 08s at Longsight Depot, Manchester.vu 7 foisStabled at Longsight Depot in Manchester, three of the class 08 allocation Sunday rest in August 1979. 08688, 08399 & 08915 sit in the depot yard, the latter two locos have been embellished with red connecting rods in a period when yellow was the norm for blue liveried 08s.
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Class 108 M56266 at Lancaster.vu 8 foisWhen 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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Class 52, D1033 at Swindon Works.vu 9 foisClass 52, D1033-'Western Trooper' heads a row of withdrawn Westerns at Swindon Works in July 1977. Several of the locomotives had their cabs sheeted over to prevent water ingress and glass damage. D1033 was a product of Crewe Works and was built in 1964. The loco was not scrapped until 1979.
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46001 at Newquay.vu 1 foisOn a perfect Summers evening, a rather woe-begone looking 46001 awaits departure from Newquay with a local service to Plymouth formed of 5 MkI coaches on July 23rd 1980. 46001 was new from Derby Works in October 1961 as D138. The loco was withdrawn from service on December 14th 1980, just shy of 5 months after this image was recorded. The loco was scrapped at Swindon Works in July 1982.

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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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