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Mark 1 BSK M34467 at Horwich Works.5 megtekintésBR Mark 1 coaches are stripped for conversion to overhead line maintenance vehicles at Horwich Works on the 16th August 1980, for the Bedford to St Pancras electrification scheme. Former BSK M34467 was originally built by the Gloucester Carriage & Wagon Company in 1954. After conversion to departmental use, the coach was numbered ADB975682.
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HST Power Car W43025 at Bristol Temple Meads.8 megtekintésHST power car W43025 brings up the rear of service bound for London Paddington at Bristol Temple Meads on the 25th October 1980. Still carrying its original well designed livery, blending the Mark 3 trailers with the power car, W43025 was only four years old when this image was recorded. 31 years later the power car is still earning its keep for First Great Western plying the routes from London Paddington - one can only guess what mileage this machine must have accumulated since its introduction in 1976.
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40002 at Preston Deepdale Sidings.5 megtekintésVeteran Class 40, 40002 slowly reverses its train of loaded 21 Ton Coal Hoppers into the sidings at Preston Deepdale on the 15th August 1983. This was the site of the Preston & Longridge Railway passenger terminus station, opened in 1840.
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Mark I Coach E4315 at Berrys Scrapyard Leicester.3 megtekintésStanding alongside what had been the former Great Central Main Line, Mark I TSO, E4315 was awaiting scrapping at Vic Berrys Yard at Leicester on the 19th July 1982. E4315 had been built by the Birmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Co. (BRCW) at Smethwick in 1956, as part of lot 30207. In the background can be seen a Class 306 EMU, 090. The stock is taking partial shelter under Upperton Road Bridge, spanning the many tracks at this once busy location. The bridge was demolished in 2007.

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Class 110 'Calder Valley' E52080 at Skipton.4 megtekintésAlmost at the end of its BR career, a Class 110 'Calder Valley' DMU with E52080 leading, awaits departure from Skipton whilst working from Morecambe to Leeds on May 6th 1989. Fitted with Rolls-Royce engines, the original 3-Car sets were introduced in 1961 for use on the steeply graded ex LYR Calder Valley route between Manchester Victoria, Bradford & Leeds. A partial refurbishment during the early 1980s saw many of the sets reduced to 2-Cars to save money.
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76055 & 76031 at Reddish Electric Depot.4 megtekintés76031 keeps company with withdrawn sister class 76, 76055 at Reddish Electric Depot on August 31st 1980. 76031 was actually 76044, the loco was renumbered in 1976. Vacuum Brake only 76055 was withdrawn as surplus to requirements in 1977. The loco was one of the steam-heat batch for use on passenger workings and carried the name 'Prometheus' from 1960 to 1970.
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141001 at Leeds Holbeck Depot.1 megtekintésThe first of the second generation production DMUs, 141001 stands out of use at Leeds Holbeck Depot on March 15th 1987. The Class 141s were the only units to have the narrow Leyland National bus bodies with 2+2 seating. With bodies built at the Leyland Factory at Workington and underframes and final assembly done at Derby, 141001 was finished in Barrow Corporation bus blue rather than rail blue when completed in 1984. The units were refurbished in the late 1980s, but have now been withdrawn.
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Class 33, 33111 departs from Dawlish Warren.1 megtekintésHaving called at Dawlish Warren, 33111 emerges from the Down Loop with an Exeter St Davids to Paignton service on June 3rd 1983. In the foreground the concrete troughing is being installed in readiness for the West of England resignalling scheme, which would see the abolition of the time-honoured lower quadrant semaphores.

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37013 at Farington Curve Junction.0 megtekintés37013 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.
2015. December 10.
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08954 at Plymouth.2 megtekintésWith 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 1971.2015. November 7.
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47033 arrives at Dawlish.1 megtekintés47033 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 1980.2015. November 7.
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Class 45 45005 passes Dawlish Warren.2 megtekintésOn 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!2015. Október 2.

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Class 25, 25221 at Wigan Springs Branch.3 megtekintésWithdrawn 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 1986.2015. Március 8.
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08457 at Rugby.1 megtekintésOn a damp May 17th 1981, 08457 spends Sunday Afternoon sheltering in one of the bay platforms under the LNWR overall roof at Rugby.2015. Március 8.
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Class 40, 40082 at Northwich Depot.6 megtekintésOn 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.
2015. Március 1.
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Class 306 EMUs at Leicester (GC).2 megtekintésDating 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.2015. Február 13.

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