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97020 at Reading Depot.9 x angesehenThe former shunter at the Reading Signal Works was Ruston & Hornsby 88DS, number 97020. Made redundant by a class 06, transferred from Scotland, the 1957 built loco is seen at Reading Diesel Depot on the 15th November 1981.
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76001 at Torside.9 x angesehenPioneer production series Class 76, 76001 passes Torside in the Longdendale Valley, as it climbs up towards Woodhead with a train of vacuum fitted 21Ton Coal Hoppers in August 1977. Built in 1950 at Gorton Works, numbered 26001, the locomotive was sent to Ilford for trials, before operating on the first electrified section of the Manchester-Sheffield line that was energised in 1952. 76001 was withdrawn from service in November 1980, Eight months before closure of the line in July 1981.
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20072 at Toton.4 x angesehenSurplus to requirements, 20072 is at the head of a row of withdrawn class 20s stored at the entrance to Toton Depot on the 30th August 1992.
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31432 arrives at Southport.4 x angesehen31432 brings the 5-Coach 17.19 service from Manchester Victoria into Southport on the 13th June 1994. In the immediate background are the disused remains of the former excursion platforms, complete with toilet block buildings.

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Class 40, 97406 (40135) at Wigan Springs Branch Depot.4 x angesehen97406 catches the Winter light whilst stabled at Wigan Springs Branch on December 6th 1986. Formerly 40135, the loco was one of a quintet of Class 40s that worked on for use with the Crewe remodelling project in 1985. After Crewe, the locos were used for departmental workings on the London Midland Region. Officially withdrawn on December 16th, just 10 days after this image was recorded, it looks as though the 40 has worked for the last time, with wooden chocks under the wheels.
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Class 304, 045 at Altrincham.2 x angesehenHaving arrived from Alderley Edge, Class 304 set number 045 waits at Altrincham with the return working on December 23rd 1991. This was twilight time for heavy rail services along the former MSJ&A line from Manchester. The last BR electric service ran the following day on Christmas Eve 1991, bringing down the curtain on 60 years of electric services to Altrincham. The line reopened as part of the Manchester Metrolink system in June 1992. The platforms in this view are now used exclusively by Metrolink.
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Class 25 25052 at St Blazey Depot.3 x angesehenIn deepest Cornwall, A tired looking Class 25, 25052 keeps company with various Departmental Wagons and a Single Unit Railcar (W55026/P126) at St Blazey Depot on an overcast 27th July 1980. It was the transfer of Class 25s from the London Midland Region in the early 1970s that brought an end to the short careers of the small Western Region Diesel Hydraulics, (NBL Class 22s & Hymeks). 25052 emerged new from Derby as D5202 in 1963 and had been a LMR allocated loco until transferred to Bristol in January 1972.
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Class 55 Deltic 55002 at Selby.2 x angesehenIn the good old days when Selby was on the East Coast Main Line, Deltic 55002 -'The Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry' has double ambers as it awaits departure at dusk whilst working a York to London Kings Cross service on October 12th 1980. This was just prior to the loco coming under the wing of the NRM, and whilst staying active on ECML & excursion/railtour duties, 55002 was returned to green livery and eventual preservation as part of the national collection. Note the centre roads, now a memory.

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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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