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Class 03, 03179 at Ipswich.skoðað 6 sinnumComplete with a runner truck, Class 03, 03179 stands between duties in Ipswich Yard on the 28th April 1980. Anonymous amongst the class 03 fleet at the time, fame was to come when it was transferred to the Isle of Wight in 1988. 03179 was painted in Network South East Livery at Ryde in 1989. The loco became surplus to requirements in 1996, and was shipped back to the mainland for use at Hornsey Depot in North London. Now the only operational class 03 on the former national network, it is in FCC livery.
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40106 at Reddish Electric Depot.skoðað 7 sinnumWhen 40106 was the last operational green liveried Class 40 in 1978, the loco entered Crewe Works for an overhaul and repaint, it should have emerged in rail blue, but to everyones amazement it was given a repaint in BR green. The loco was stabled at Reddish Electric Depot on the 12th July 1981, surrounded by soon to be made redundant class 76 Tommies, closure of the Woodhead route was only a week away. The class 40 was built at the Robert Stephensons & Hawthorns Works at Darlington in 1960, numbered D306.
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Class 08, 08626 at Allerton Depot.skoðað 5 sinnumWithdrawn and heavily cannibalised, 08626 was stabled in the sidings to the North of Allerton Depot in the suburbs South of Liverpool on the 26th March 1993. 08626 had been constructed at Derby Works in 1959 as D3793, and was allocated to Widnes Shed (8D) when new. After 28 years in traffic it was withdrawn in 1988 and scrapped here at Allerton by Coopers Metals in March 1994.
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47662 approaches Starcross.skoðað 5 sinnumA tight squeeze on the A379, as Class 47 47662 heads Northbound approaching Starcross with the 15.44 Plymouth to Sheffield service on the 31st May 1988. The Class 47 entered traffic in 1964 numbered D1611 and was renumbered 47032 in 1973. Fitted with ETH in 1986, the loco was then renumbered 47662 and at the time of this picture was allocated to Bristol Bath Road. In 1987 it became 47817 and was selected for conversion to a Class 57/3 in 2003, subsequently gaining Virgin Livery as 57311-'Parker'.

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47351 at Talacre.skoðað 8 sinnumA rather grimy Class 47, 47351 is about to pass the former LNWR Signalbox as it brings a loaded train of HAA Coal Hoppers out of Point of Ayr Colliery, and onto the North Wales Coast Main Line at Talacre on July 26th 1978. The coal was destined for Fiddlers Ferry Power Station near Warrington. Point of Ayr Colliery closed in 1996.
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Southern Region Class 508s at Dorking.skoðað 7 sinnumSouthern Region Class 508s, 508040 & 508034 were stabled at Dorking on Sunday May 23rd 1982. Within two years the units would be transferred North to join their Class 507 sister units working on Merseyrail.
At the time of this picture, the 508s were the most modern stock running on the Southern Region suburban network, having been built at BREL York in 1980.
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Cravens Class 105, M54456 at Croston.skoðað 3 sinnumCoupled to a Derby built Class 108 Driving Motor Brake Second in blue & grey livery, former Eastern Region Cravens Class 105 Driving Trailer M54456 was still in rail blue at Croston on August 13th 1983. The odd couple were working the 16.15 Ormskirk to Preston service. The downgrading of the former main line from Preston to Ormskirk is evident with the abandoned platform on this once double track railway.
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08457 at Rugby.skoðað 1 sinnumOn a damp May 17th 1981, 08457 spends Sunday Afternoon sheltering in one of the bay platforms under the LNWR overall roof at Rugby.

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37013 at Farington Curve Junction.skoðað 0 sinnum37013 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. des, 2015
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08954 at Plymouth.skoðað 2 sinnumWith 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. nóv, 2015
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47033 arrives at Dawlish.skoðað 1 sinnum47033 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. nóv, 2015
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Class 45 45005 passes Dawlish Warren.skoðað 2 sinnumOn 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. okt, 2015

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Class 25, 25221 at Wigan Springs Branch.skoðað 3 sinnumWithdrawn 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. mar, 2015
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08457 at Rugby.skoðað 1 sinnumOn a damp May 17th 1981, 08457 spends Sunday Afternoon sheltering in one of the bay platforms under the LNWR overall roof at Rugby.08. mar, 2015
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Class 40, 40082 at Northwich Depot.skoðað 6 sinnumOn 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. mar, 2015
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Class 306 EMUs at Leicester (GC).skoðað 2 sinnumDating 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. feb, 2015

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