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Class 47, 47110 at Lostock Hall Junction.10 x angesehenClass 47, 47110 hauls a rake of 16 Ton Mineral Wagons, past Lostock Hall Junction in June 1983. The former coal wagons had been transferred to Departmental use for carrying spent ballast. The train was working from Kirkham DCE Tip to Bamber Bridge DCE Sidings.
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Class 76, 76010 at Guide Bridge.6 x angesehenIn a convoy of locomotives arrived at Guide Bridge in September 1978, was Class 76, 76010. Close examination of the tommy, reveals that it has had some attention to its paintwork, bogies & pantographs, possibly done at Crewe Works.
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Class 76s at Woodhead.9 x angesehenA 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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Class 37, 37277 at Swansea East Dock.8 x angesehenClass 37, 37277 is stabled at Swansea East Dock on Sunday 11th October 1981.

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76050 at Reddish Depot.4 x angesehenThe grounded remains of 76050 at Reddish Depot on July 12th 1981.
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47551 at Poulton-Le-Fylde4 x angesehen47551 crosses over the junction with the line to Fleetwood as it approaches Poulton-Le-Fylde whilst working the Saturday Only Blackpool North to Glasgow Central service on June 17th 1989. The line to Fleetwood saw its last regular passenger service in 1970. The line was retained to serve the ICI works beyond Thornton-Cleveleys. Currently, the Poulton & Wyre Railway Society are aiming to have passenger trains running along the line once more.
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Class 76s, 76024 & 76015 at Reddish Electric Depot.4 x angesehenCoupled together and with their pantographs raised, 76024 & 76015 keep company with Class 40, 40093 and a pair of British Rail Ford dropside trucks at Reddish Electric Depot on August 30th 1980. By July the following year, daily routine scenes such as this, of a pair of vintage Tommies ready for work on the 1500v DC Manchester-Sheffield Woodhead route, had gone forever.
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Class 120 Cross-Country DMUs stabled at Chester TMD.0 x angesehenKeeping company with the depot breakdown crane, three of the stylish Swindon built class 120 Cross-Country DMU sets were stabled at Chester Depot on Sunday August 9th 1981. The original fleet of these well-appointed units totalled 194 individual cars, when constructed at Swindon they were produced using the construction jigs for former Great Western diesel railcars. The last of the class 120s were withdrawn in 1989.

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37013 at Farington Curve Junction.0 x angesehen37013 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. Dezember 2015
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08954 at Plymouth.2 x angesehenWith 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. November 2015
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47033 arrives at Dawlish.1 x angesehen47033 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. November 2015
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Class 45 45005 passes Dawlish Warren.2 x angesehenOn 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. Oktober 2015

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Class 25, 25221 at Wigan Springs Branch.3 x angesehenWithdrawn 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. März 2015
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08457 at Rugby.1 x angesehenOn a damp May 17th 1981, 08457 spends Sunday Afternoon sheltering in one of the bay platforms under the LNWR overall roof at Rugby.08. März 2015
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Class 40, 40082 at Northwich Depot.6 x angesehenOn 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. März 2015
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Class 306 EMUs at Leicester (GC).2 x angesehenDating 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. Februar 2015

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