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Zoufälleg Datei - BR Blues

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Class 40, 40195 at Crewe Works.8 mol gekuckt ginn40195 stands at the head of a line of withdrawn locomotives awaiting scrapping ar Crewe Works on the 4th July 1987. In the middle distance can be seen the sheeted remains of the locomotives damaged in the collision at Colwich Junction in 1986, 86211 & 86429.
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Class 76s at Woodhead.9 mol gekuckt ginnA pair of unidentified Multiple Fitted Class 76s, Climb towards Woodhead Tunnel with an empty train of HAA coal hoppers in August 1977. The train is passing Woodhead Signalbox, dating from 1954, complete with the signalmans Honda 50 motorcycle at the bottom of the steps. The train will have come from Fiddlers Ferry Power Station over the now closed line from Warrington to Godley Junction, where the Tommies will have taken over from diesel traction.
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Class 110 'Calder Valley' DMU at Hoscar.6 mol gekuckt ginnA long time resident of Bradford Hammerton Street Depot for use on services between Manchester Victoria and Leeds via Bradford, along the old L&Y Calder Valley Main Line, E51822 was working as part of a 2-Car set, seeing out its last days from Newton Heath when photographed on the 6th September 1986. Dating from 1961, the car was bringing up the rear of a Southport to Manchester Victoria Service, calling at the staggered platform of Hoscar Station, a lonely outpost in rural West Lancashire.
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76050 at Reddish Depot.4 mol gekuckt ginnThe grounded remains of 76050 at Reddish Depot on July 12th 1981.

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76025 at Penistone with the 'Easter Tommy'.4 mol gekuckt ginn1500v DC Class 76, 76025 with the LCGB North West 'Easter Tommy' Railtour, makes a photostop at Penistone on April 21st 1981. The tour had started from Liverpool Lime Street and was bound for Lincoln. 76025 hauled the tour from Guide Bridge, via Woodhead to Rotherwood Sidings, where a pair of Class 31s took over. This & the return journey with the same loco, was the last time a Class 76 would haul a passenger train. Closed in July 1981, this side of Penistone Station is now abandoned and covered in trees.
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47472 at Blackrod.3 mol gekuckt ginn47472 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.
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47535-'University of Leicester' passes Kirkham.2 mol gekuckt ginnWith the new extension to the Fox's biscuit factory taking shape in the background, 47535 -'University of Leicester' departs from Kirkham with a Manchester Victoria to Blackpool North service on September 3rd 1988. This was the period when issues with unreliable new class 142s saw a return to some locomotive hauled services in the North West. In the foreground a short rake of departmental wagons include a Grampus, a 21 Ton Mineral Wagon, three 16 Ton Mineral Wagons and a Tube Wagon.
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Class 304, 045 at Altrincham.2 mol gekuckt ginnHaving arrived from Alderley Edge, Class 304 set number 045 waits at Altrincham with the return working on December 23rd 1991. This was twilight time for heavy rail services along the former MSJ&A line from Manchester. The last BR electric service ran the following day on Christmas Eve 1991, bringing down the curtain on 60 years of electric services to Altrincham. The line reopened as part of the Manchester Metrolink system in June 1992. The platforms in this view are now used exclusively by Metrolink.

Lëscht eropgelueden Dateien - BR Blues

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37013 at Farington Curve Junction.0 mol gekuckt ginn37013 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 mol gekuckt ginnWith 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 mol gekuckt ginn47033 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 mol gekuckt ginnOn 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 mol gekuckt ginnWithdrawn 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. Mäerz 2015
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08457 at Rugby.1 mol gekuckt ginnOn a damp May 17th 1981, 08457 spends Sunday Afternoon sheltering in one of the bay platforms under the LNWR overall roof at Rugby.08. Mäerz 2015
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Class 40, 40082 at Northwich Depot.6 mol gekuckt ginnOn 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. Mäerz 2015
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Class 306 EMUs at Leicester (GC).2 mol gekuckt ginnDating 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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