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97405 - 40060 at Wigan Springs Branch Depot.7 x angesehenClass 40, 97405 - ex 40060, was one of quartet of 40s given new identities for use with the Crewe Station remodelling project in 1985. The locos were then used on engineering duties around the north-west until withdrawl from service in 1987. On the 9th September 1986, the former Scottish Region machine was stabled at Wigan Springs Branch Depot. Whilst 97406/7/8 were eventually preserved, 40060 was not so fortunate and was subsequently broken up for scrap.
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HST Power Car 43029 at Dawlish Warren.6 x angesehenThe changing face of the HST fleet. In InterCity 125 Executive livery, power car 43029 passes Dawlish Warren with a Paddington to Penzance service on the 29th May 1986. The Mark 3 Trailers are still in the original blue & grey livery.
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Waterloo & City Line Class 487 Car S51 at Swindon Works.2 x angesehenA moment in time captured in Swindon Works famous A Shop on the 13th May 1985. All the parahernalia connected with the overhaul of Waterloo & City Line Class 487 Driving Car, Number S51 is on display in this view. With everything from reels of new cable to a tin of Swarfrega, the car is stripped down to virtually a bare shell. These cars had a nocturnal life spending their time on the 1.47 Mile underground line between Waterloo & Bank. The cars were built by English Electric at Preston in 1940.
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Class 76, 76022 at Reddish Electric Depot.3 x angesehenIt is three months since the 1500V DC Manchester to Sheffield line was closed as a through route, and the Class 76 electrics that plied the route on a daily basis for nearly 30 years, are gathered together on October 3rd 1981 at Reddish Depot awaiting their fate. 76022 had become a minor celebrity as it was the only Class 76 to retain the old Lion & Wheel emblems on its Rail Blue paintwork. It was still hoped that the route would re-open, but it was not to be - 76022 was eventually scrapped in 1983.

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47258 departs from Leominster.3 x angesehenClass 47, 47258 accelerates away from Leominster with a 4-Coach Cardiff to Crewe service on July 30th 1978. 47258 was built by Brush in 1966, works number 700, numbered D1938. It was a Western Region allocated locomotive for much of its 38 year working life.
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Class 33, 33111 departs from Dawlish Warren.1 x angesehenHaving called at Dawlish Warren, 33111 emerges from the Down Loop with an Exeter St Davids to Paignton service on June 3rd 1983. In the foreground the concrete troughing is being installed in readiness for the West of England resignalling scheme, which would see the abolition of the time-honoured lower quadrant semaphores.
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Class 50, 50018-'Resolution' passes Dawlish Warren.2 x angesehenIn large logo livery, 50018 -'Resolution' forges past Dawlish Warren with the 12.05 London Paddington to Penzance on June 3rd 1983. The loco was new from Vulcan Foundry in April 1968 numbered D418. After use on WCML services North of Crewe, 50018 migrated South to the Western Region in May 1974. The loco was withdrawn from service at Plymouth Laira Depot in July 1991 with engine problems. It was scrapped by MC Metals in Glasgow in July 1992.
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Withdrawn Class 306 EMUs at Vic Berrys, Leicester.1 x angesehenWithdrawn Class 306 Liverpool Street - Shenfield electric multiple units, 073, 033 & 066 take refuge under the substantial girder bridge that took Upperton Road in Leicester over the former Great Central Main Line at this once busy location. Dating from 1949 the vintage units were awaiting the call to the adjacent scrapyard operated by Vic Berry on July 19th 1982. The well-worn units had been made redundant by newly built class 315 EMUs from BREL York.

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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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