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Class 76, 76010 at Guide Bridge.6 visualizaçõesIn a convoy of locomotives arrived at Guide Bridge in September 1978, was Class 76, 76010. Close examination of the tommy, reveals that it has had some attention to its paintwork, bogies & pantographs, possibly done at Crewe Works.
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Mark 1 BSK M34467 at Horwich Works.5 visualizaçõesBR 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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The Deltic Scotsman Farewell -York - 2/1/82.3 visualizaçõesHistory in the making at York on the 2nd January 1982. In poor weather conditions, 55015 -'Tulyar' brings the final BR Deltic hauled Northbound passenger train, 'The Deltic Scotsman Farewell' into York on the 2nd January 1982. The train was an out and back from Kings Cross to Edinburgh, ensuring that after 20 years as Kings of the ECML, these locomotives bowed out in style. It was only fitting for me to come here, as it was at York many years previously that a saw my first Deltic.
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40044 at Reddish Depot.3 visualizaçõesFollowing a runaway and derailment at Chinley with a loaded stone train in September 1978, 40044 was moved to Reddish Electric Depot for assessment. This was the less damaged end of the loco. Despite the rundown of the Class 40 fleet, repairs were authorised, the work being done at Crewe. 40044 was eventually withdrawn from service in January 1985.

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Deltic 55009-'Alycidon' at Doncaster Works.8 visualizações55009 plays to the gallery at Doncaster Works on display as part of the 'Farewell to the Deltics' open day on Saturday 27th February 1982, just 8 weeks after the Deltic Scotsman Farewell brought down the curtain on 20 years of ECML Deltic operation. The survivors were gathered at Doncaster and during the open day 55009 was wound-up for entertainment. With the exhaust display came a fine shower of unburnt diesel fuel, not apprieciated by my girlfriend who was wearing a light coloured coat!
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DMU Excursion at Blaenau Ffestiniog.3 visualizaçõesAnother view of a Ramblers Excursion from East Lancashire to North Wales, stood in the former LNWR Goods Yard, amidst the slate at Blaenau Ffestiniog in May 1978. The 10-Car formation consisted of a Class 104 3-car set, a Class 108 2-car, a Class 105 2-car and at the rear another 3-car Class 104. The train had first travelled to Llandudno before traversing the Conway Valley Line. The nearest car is Class 104 DMBS M50468. The former LNWR station was still in use at this time, just visible on the left.
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Class 25, 25200 at Barrow-In-Furness.5 visualizações25200 was stabled in the north facing bay at Barrow-In-Furness on September 28th 1982. Alongside in departmental use was an early LMS Brake Van.
The class 25 emerged new from Derby Works in June 1965, numbered D7550. It was in service for just over 20 years, being withdrawn in February 1986. The loco was scrapped by Vic Berry at Leicester in 1987.
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Withdrawn Class 306 EMUs at Vic Berrys, Leicester.1 visualizaçõesWithdrawn Class 306 Liverpool Street - Shenfield electric multiple units, 073, 033 & 066 take refuge under the substantial girder bridge that took Upperton Road in Leicester over the former Great Central Main Line at this once busy location. Dating from 1949 the vintage units were awaiting the call to the adjacent scrapyard operated by Vic Berry on July 19th 1982. The well-worn units had been made redundant by newly built class 315 EMUs from BREL York.

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37013 at Farington Curve Junction.0 visualizações37013 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 Dez, 2015
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08954 at Plymouth.2 visualizaçõesWith 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 Nov, 2015
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47033 arrives at Dawlish.1 visualizações47033 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 Nov, 2015
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Class 45 45005 passes Dawlish Warren.2 visualizaçõesOn 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 Out, 2015

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Class 25, 25221 at Wigan Springs Branch.3 visualizaçõesWithdrawn 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.1 visualizaçõesOn 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.6 visualizaçõesOn 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).2 visualizaçõesDating 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 Fev, 2015

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