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40067 and Class 03s at Doncaster Works.5 εμφανίσεις40067 was sharing siding space at Doncaster Works with Class 03s, 03107, 03067 & 03168 on the 27th February 1982.
97405 - 40060 at Wigan Springs Branch Depot.7 εμφανίσειςClass 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.
Ex Scottish Region 'Inter City' DMU at Snailwell Scrapyard.5 εμφανίσειςBuilt in 1955 at Swindon Works, 'Inter City' DMU driving car, SC79159 stands forlorn in the snow at Kings Scrapyard at Snailwell in Cambridgeshire on a cold 29th November 1980. The unit is surrounded by fellow classmates and Mark 1 coaching stock. The scrapyard here had a firing tunnel for disposing of asbestos contaminated rolling stock.
Class 116 M53059 at Croston.2 εμφανίσειςComplete with Tyseley Depot Board in the cab window and minus its centre trailer coach, a Class 116 Suburban DMU with M53059 leading, makes an appearance on a Preston to Ormskirk service at Croston on the 4th August 1987. This was a time when there were unit shortages at Newton Heath Depot due to the unreliability of the recently introduced Class 142s. Judging by the date on the board it would appear the set was on short term loan from its West Midlands home.

25912 -'Tamworth Castle' at Wigan Springs Branch.2 εμφανίσεις25912 -'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.
85032 & 47531 pass at Farington Curve Jct.3 εμφανίσειςClass 85, 85032 heads South on the Up Slow at Farington Curve Junction with a Glasgow Central to Birmingham New Street relief service, as 47531 travels North on the Down Slow with a Liverpool Lime Street to Preston all-stations service on October 12th 1985. Due to remodelling work further South at Euxton Junction, all trains were using the Slow Lines.
47472 at Blackrod.3 εμφανίσεις47472 with 7 Mark I Coaches in tow, calls at Blackrod whilst working the 12.20 Blackpool North to Manchester Victoria service on July 21st 1983.
08524 at Eccles (Liverpool & Manchester 150)2 εμφανίσεις08524 stands at Eccles with three replica Liverpool & Manchester Railway Coaches on September 14th 1980. The 08 had brought the stock from Liverpool Road Museum at Manchester, ready for the arrival of VIPs from Liverpool Lime Street, who once at Eccles would transfer to the 'old train' for the last stage of the journey to Manchester hauled by the vintage L&M locomotive 'Lion'. This was to commemorate the opening of the route between the two cities on September 15th 1830.

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37013 at Farington Curve Junction.0 εμφανίσεις37013 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.
Δεκ 10, 2015
08954 at Plymouth.2 εμφανίσειςWith 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.Noε 07, 2015
47033 arrives at Dawlish.1 εμφανίσεις47033 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.Noε 07, 2015
Class 45 45005 passes Dawlish Warren.2 εμφανίσειςOn 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!Οκτ 02, 2015

Class 25, 25221 at Wigan Springs Branch.3 εμφανίσειςWithdrawn 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.Mαρ 08, 2015
08457 at Rugby.1 εμφανίσειςOn a damp May 17th 1981, 08457 spends Sunday Afternoon sheltering in one of the bay platforms under the LNWR overall roof at Rugby.Mαρ 08, 2015
Class 40, 40082 at Northwich Depot.6 εμφανίσειςOn 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.
Mαρ 01, 2015
Class 306 EMUs at Leicester (GC).2 εμφανίσειςDating 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.Φεβ 13, 2015

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