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Class 08, 08919 at Sheffield Tinsley Depot.5 x angesehenAmidst 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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Hastings Units at Hellifield.7 x angesehenAt the rear of the 'Long Thin Drag' railtour on the 12th April 1986, a pair of Hastings Power Cars were placed as 'Insurance' should problems arise during this lengthy tour. Set 1032 formed the main section of the train, with power cars from set 1001 bringing up the rear as the tour passed Hellifield during a lucky burst of decent light on an otherwise overcast day.
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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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Sandite DMU Set 960995 at Preston.2 x angesehenMetro-Cammell Class 101 DMU cars, 53291 & 53208 were converted to Sandite Cars and renumbered, 977903/904 the set being given the number 960995. Still in blue & grey livery from the days when they were passenger cars, the set was stabled at Preston on May 28th 1994.

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76057 at Reddish Electric Depot.2 x angesehenClass 76 Tommies bite the dust at Reddish Electric Depot in August 1980. As the Woodhead route traffic contracted, Surplus Vacuum Braked only locos were stored around the back of the depot keeping company with Class 25, 25199. 76057 had been withdrawn from service in 1977. 12 of the 14 steam heat fitted Tommies used on Manchester-Sheffield passenger workings had classical Greek names. As E26057 the loco carried the name 'Ulysses' from 1960 to 1970. The loco was scrapped at Reddish in 1983.
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Class 08, 08525 ex-works at Swindon.5 x angesehenSmell that new paint! Freshly overhauled at Swindon, 08525 was on display as one of the exhibits at the works open day on a hot May 19th 1979. This was in the period when Swindon was the BR centre for the repair and overhaul of the diesel shunter fleet. 08525 was originally D3687 a product of Darlington Works in February 1959. The loco was an Eastern Region machine all its life, and on September 14th 2013 the loco was seen still working at Neville Hill Depot, Leeds in East Midlands Trains livery.
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Class 25, 25200 at Barrow-In-Furness.5 x angesehen25200 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.
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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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