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16Ton Mineral Wagon in Rail Blue at Horwich Works.7 mol gekuckt ginnOn the 9th May 1982, there were some 16Ton Mineral Wagons in internal use at Horwich Works. Resplendant in Rail Blue was ex B576498, loaded with scrap metal from dismantled SR emus.
Mark 1 BSK M34467 at Horwich Works.5 mol gekuckt ginnBR 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.
Class 40, 40013-'Andania' at Blackburn.3 mol gekuckt ginnAfter being withdrawn from active service in October 1984, 40013 became a London Midland Region Exhibition Loco, and was towed to Open Days and Gala Days as required. Complete with some gaudy embellishments and carrying its name once more, the loco was stabled in the sidings adjacent to Blackburn Station on the evening of the 27th July 1985. The loco was eventually stored at Crewe in 1988 before passing into preservation. All of the buildings in the background in this view have since been demolished.
47291 departs from Skipton.3 mol gekuckt ginnA well timed burst of sunshine highlights 47291 -'Port of Felixstowe' departing from Skipton with the Hertfordshire Railtours 'Thames Eden Pullman' from London Kings Cross to Carlisle on the 6th May 1989. The train went out over the S&C and returned from Carlisle over Shap. Formed of refurbished BR InterCity Charter Unit Mark I stock, the tour had been hauled from Kings Cross to Leeds by the unique electric loco, 89001.

Class 76, 76001 at Reddish Depot.3 mol gekuckt ginnWithdrawn pioneer Class 76, 76001 keeps company with other redundant Tommies and some interesting rolling stock at Reddish Depot on July 12th 1981. The cable drum carrier in the foreground, (Ex Lowmac Wagon) ADB904685 had been part of the Guide Bridge based electrification maintenance train, but with closure of the Woodhead route a week away, the need for the various specialist wagons had passed and like the class 76s would eventually end up being scrapped.
Withdrawn 40158, 25141 & 25188 at Wigan Springs Branch Depot.2 mol gekuckt ginnWithdrawn locomotives queue up at the northern side of Wigan Springs Branch Depot on April 1st 1984. 40158 was withdrawn due to worn wheelsets in December 1983 and was scrapped at Doncaster Works in September 1984. 25141 was withdrawn in September 1982 and scrapped at Swindon Works in January 1987. 25188 was made redundant in August 1982 and was also consigned to history at Swindon Works in March 1987.
Trans-Pennine DMC E51965 at Liverpool Lime Street.1 mol gekuckt ginnA 5-Car Trans-Pennine DMU set had just arrived at Liverpool Lime Street with a service from Hull on May 22nd 1979. Complete with its oil tail-lamp, E51965 was a Driving Motor Composite. These stylish DMUs, built at Swindon Works in 1960 had a mixture of saloon and compartment seating. They were stalwarts on the Liverpool-Hull route for most of their lives, until the last few were withdrawn in 1984. Due to asbestos contamination none survived into preservation.
Class 108 54249 at Dent.1 mol gekuckt ginnHigh in the Yorkshire Dales at England's highest mainline station, there is still frost on the sleepers just before midday on December 8th 1987 as a 2-Car Class 108 DMU with 54249 leading, departs from Dent with the 10.05 Carlisle to Leeds stopping service.

Lëscht eropgelueden Dateien - BR Blues

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
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
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
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

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
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
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
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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