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Class 506 emus at Reddish Depot.5 x angesehenClass 506 emus gather at Reddish Electric Depot on a Sunday afternoon in August 1980.
M59606M & M59603M are nearest the camera. The 1500vDC Manchester, Glossop, Hadfield units survived beyond the end of the Woodhead Route in July 1981, and migrated over to Longsight Depot to work out their final years until the 1500vDC lines were converted to 25KvAC in December 1984.
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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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Class 123 E52087 at Selby.6 x angesehenWhen this image was recorded on the 12th September 1981, Selby was on the East Coast Main Line. A former Western Region Class 123, E52087 brings up the rear of a Manchester Piccadilly to Hull service. The class 123s had been built at Swindon in 1963, when transferred north in the late 1970s, many were mixed in to form hybrid units with the class 124 'Trans-Pennine' DMU fleet.
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25323 at Farington Junction.4 x angesehenClass 25/3, 25323 was stood on the Down Slow Line at Farington Junction during engineering work on Sunday 26th October 1986. The Class 25 was amongst the last batch built at Derby Works in 1967 after production was halted at Beyer-Peacock in Manchester after they hit financial problems. When new to traffic the loco was numbered D7673, it was allocated to London Midland Region Depots for almost 20 years, being withdrawn just 5 months after this image was recorded. It was scrapped in October 1987.

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Withdrawn D1070 -'Western Gauntlet' at Swindon Works.5 x angesehenHeavily stripped, Class 52 D1070 -'Western Gauntlet' was awaiting scrapping at Swindon Works in February 1979. The loco was a product of Crewe Works, entering service in October 1963. Withdrawn from Plymouth Laira Depot on the penultimate day of 1976, D1070 acheived 1,312,000 miles in its brief 13 year career, but by the end of May 1979 it ceased to exist.
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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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Class 120 DMU W51579 on the Lickey Incline at Blackwell.2 x angesehenA Swindon built Cross-Country Class 120 3-Car DMU with car W51579 leading, is down to bottom gear as it crawls up the Lickey Incline with a Worcester to Birmingham service on a warm and sunny Saturday September 5th 1981.
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08423 at Horwich Works.3 x angesehen08423 in the yard of the former Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Workshops at Horwich on May 10th 1986. This was twilight time for the once busy works, rolling stock repairs had ceased in 1983 and only the Foundry and Spring Shop remained. BREL sold the operation in 1988 and the direct rail connection to the Bolton - Preston line at Blackrod was removed in 1989. Much of the site remains intact, including the former Locomotive Erecting Shop complete with its massive overhead cranes. Heritage Centre anyone?

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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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