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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 47, 47192 at Preston Docks.8 x angesehenClass 47, 47192 departs from the old Preston Dock Estate and is about run across Strand Road Level Crossing in July 1985, returning empty Blue Circle Cement Wagons to Hope in Derbyshire. Blue Circle had established a discharge facility on the former dock estate during the construction of the new river crossing to carry the extended Penwortham ByPass Road.
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Class 50, 50013 at Bristol Bath Road.7 x angesehenClass 50, 50013-'Agincourt' exits Bristol Bath Road Depot on the 25th October 1980.
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Class 76s at Woodhead.6 x angesehenClass 76, 76036 and an unidentified classmate, head a loaded train of HAAs out of Woodhead Tunnel in August 1977. The train will be heading for Fidders Ferry Power Station, near Warrington. To the left of the train can be seen the original 1845 Up Line single bore tunnel, which since 1963 has carried National Grid power lines under the Pennines. The tunnel has a 2ft gauge railway for maintenance purposes.

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47191 at Wigan Springs Branch Depot.4 x angesehen'Sans Teeth, Sans Eyes, Sans Taste, Sans Everything' - (Shakespeare - 'All the Worlds a Stage').
Stripped down to a bare shell with bogies, 47191 was lanquishing at Wigan Springs Branch Depot on the 28th February 1993.
The loco emerged from the Brush Traction Works at Loughborough in April 1965 as D1841. It was withdrawn from active service in June 1987 and cannibalised for spare parts. The remains were scrapped by Gwent Demolition at Wigan in September 1993.
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25912 -'Tamworth Castle' at Wigan Springs Branch.2 x angesehen25912 -'Tamworth Castle' was stabled at Wigan Springs Branch Depot on November 6th 1986. The loco gained a special livery for an exhibition at Tamworth in 1984 when numbered 25322. It was renumbered to 25912 as part of a small sub-fleet of class 25s kept running beyond the withdrawal date of the rest of the class. The loco was amongst the last of the class built at Derby in 1967 after production had been switched from the financially troubled Beyer-Peacock in Manchester.
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37130 at Bamber Bridge.1 x angesehenIn time-honoured fashion, Class 37 37130 digs in as it approaches Bamber Bridge with the Summer only Blackpool North to Sheffield working on May 29th 1982. This service had run out and back for many years and brought the welcome sight of an Eastern Region 37 or if you were lucky a 31, to the Lancashire Coast. 1982 was the last year of loco-haulage, in 1983 the service went over to DMU operation. The service did not operate in 1984, bringing to an end another chapter in BR Summer holiday traffic.
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47441 at Daisyfield, Blackburn.0 x angesehenWith some well known landmarks in Blackburn town-centre on the skyline, 47441 accelerates a diverted Birmingham New Street to Edinburgh service away from Daisyfield Junction on March 11th 1989. The train is heading for Hellifield and the S&C. In the foreground is the derelict site of Daisyfield Goods Yard, once a busy location serving the local Cotton Mills that were a major employer in East Lancashire. 47441 emerged from Crewe Works in February 1964 as D1557. The loco was withdrawn in December 1992.

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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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