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Master & Slave Class 13s at Tinsley Yard.7 x angesehenA pair of the Class 13 'Master & Slave' shunters, 13001 & 13003, bask in the winter sunshine between duties in January 1979. Created for use in Sheffield Tinsley Marshalling Yard, they, like the yard that was their stamping ground, are but a memory.
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47500 at Conway.6 x angesehenWith Conway Castle as a backdrop, 47500-'Great Western', toils away from the Llandudno Junction stop with a London Euston to Holyhead service in July 1979. The train is about to enter the now unique tubular bridge, designed by Robert Stephenson.
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Class 03, 03179 at Ipswich.6 x angesehenComplete with a runner truck, Class 03, 03179 stands between duties in Ipswich Yard on the 28th April 1980. Anonymous amongst the class 03 fleet at the time, fame was to come when it was transferred to the Isle of Wight in 1988. 03179 was painted in Network South East Livery at Ryde in 1989. The loco became surplus to requirements in 1996, and was shipped back to the mainland for use at Hornsey Depot in North London. Now the only operational class 03 on the former national network, it is in FCC livery.
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Class 47, 47085-'Mammoth' at Starcross.5 x angesehenClass 47, 47085-'Mammoth' arrives at Starcross with an all stations Paignton to Exeter St Davids service in May 1986. The class 47 was one of the small western region batch, named after original GWR locomotives, in the 1960s. The straight nameplates had lettering in GWR style Egyptian serif. Mammoth was named in 1965, and carried the name until 1988, when 47085 became a Railfreight Locomotive. 47085 was scrapped at Wigan CRDC in early 2000.

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40106 at Reddish Electric Depot.7 x angesehenWhen 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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73001 arrives at Southampton Central.4 x angesehenA pair of Southern Region rail built home signals act as gate guardians, as a very smart looking 73001 enters Southampton Central with a short mail/parcels working bound for Weymouth on July 28th 1978. The first of the Class 73 Electro-Diesels, 73001 emerged from Eastleigh Works in February 1962 as E6001. The class was indigenous to the Southern Region for most of their working lives, but in a bizarre twist, five 73s ended up on Merseyside in the 1990s, including the locomotive seen here.
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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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HST 253011 (W43022) at Truro.3 x angesehenHST set 253011 with Power Car W43022 leading arrives at Truro under the watchful gaze of three BR staff, with a London Paddington to Penzance service on July 21st 1980. In the Goods Facility to right is ex-works 37275 and two new Mark 3 Coaches, (W41147 & W44015) along with the NRM Stephenson's 'Rocket' Replica and Coach. There was a BR mini exhibition being held entitled 'The Age of the Train' and promoting BR services to London. 34 years on and Power Car 43022 is still active with First Great Western.

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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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