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Class 506 emus at Reddish Depot.vu 5 foisClass 506 emus gather at Reddish Electric Depot on a Sunday afternoon in August 1980.
M59606M & M59603M are nearest the camera. The 1500vDC Manchester, Glossop, Hadfield units survived beyond the end of the Woodhead Route in July 1981, and migrated over to Longsight Depot to work out their final years until the 1500vDC lines were converted to 25KvAC in December 1984.
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Class 40, 40148 at Manchester Victoria.vu 7 foisIn the Manchester Victoria of old, Class 40, 40148 awaits departure with a summer Saturday holiday train to Scarborough, formed of Mark 1 stock in August 1977. The well-worn station still retained its 1950s BR maroon running-in nameboards.
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40106 at Reddish Electric Depot.vu 7 foisWhen 40106 was the last operational green liveried Class 40 in 1978, the loco entered Crewe Works for an overhaul and repaint, it should have emerged in rail blue, but to everyones amazement it was given a repaint in BR green. The loco was stabled at Reddish Electric Depot on the 12th July 1981, surrounded by soon to be made redundant class 76 Tommies, closure of the Woodhead route was only a week away. The class 40 was built at the Robert Stephensons & Hawthorns Works at Darlington in 1960, numbered D306.
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Class 76, 76038 at Wath Depot.vu 3 fois1500v DC Class 76, 76038 stands with 76009 at Wath Depot on Sunday 5th May 1980.

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47521 at Lincoln St Marks.vu 5 foisClass 47, 47521 has the road as it prepares to depart from Lincoln St Marks with a Cleethorpes to London Kings Cross service on April 21st 1981. Opened by the Midland Railway in 1846, the station closed in May 1985 and a shopping centre now covers the site.
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76055 & 76031 at Reddish Electric Depot.vu 4 fois76031 keeps company with withdrawn sister class 76, 76055 at Reddish Electric Depot on August 31st 1980. 76031 was actually 76044, the loco was renumbered in 1976. Vacuum Brake only 76055 was withdrawn as surplus to requirements in 1977. The loco was one of the steam-heat batch for use on passenger workings and carried the name 'Prometheus' from 1960 to 1970.
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37084 at Liverpool Street.vu 3 foisIts just before lunchtime at Liverpool Street on April 30th 1980, as Class 37 37084 prepares to depart with a service to Cambridge. Lurking in the background is a Class 305 EMU, number 433. An example of the once numerous Brute Trolley stands forlornly on the damp platform.
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Class 25, 25200 at Barrow-In-Furness.vu 5 fois25200 was stabled in the north facing bay at Barrow-In-Furness on September 28th 1982. Alongside in departmental use was an early LMS Brake Van.
The class 25 emerged new from Derby Works in June 1965, numbered D7550. It was in service for just over 20 years, being withdrawn in February 1986. The loco was scrapped by Vic Berry at Leicester in 1987.

Derniers ajouts - BR Blues

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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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