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Class 37, 37188-'Jimmy Shand' at Preston Dock St.št. ogledov:5Way off its normal territory, Glasgow Eastfield Depots Class 37, 37188 -'Jimmy Shand' complete with West Highland Terrier markings, was stabled in the sidings at Preston Dock Street on the 21st June 1987.
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Class 116 M53059 at Croston.št. ogledov:2Complete with Tyseley Depot Board in the cab window and minus its centre trailer coach, a Class 116 Suburban DMU with M53059 leading, makes an appearance on a Preston to Ormskirk service at Croston on the 4th August 1987. This was a time when there were unit shortages at Newton Heath Depot due to the unreliability of the recently introduced Class 142s. Judging by the date on the board it would appear the set was on short term loan from its West Midlands home.
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Reading Signal Works Shunters.št. ogledov:5Not the best of images, but impossible to repeat now. A chance visit to Reading Diesel Depot on November 15th 1981, found all the shunters involved with the nearby Signal Works. Nearest in the line up was withdrawn 97020, a Ruston & Hornsby 88DS, works number 408493 dating from 1957, Barclay 0-4-0 Class 06, 06002 was next, it had travelled down from Scotland as a source of spares for the third in the line up, Class 06, 97804 (ex 06003) which was the replacement loco for 97020.
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33060 at Ashford.št. ogledov:4Class 33, 33060 was stabled for the weekend at Ashford on October 23rd 1983. Built by the Birmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Company at Smethwick, D6579 was new in December 1961. A Southern Region locomotive all its life, it was withdrawn from service in October 1990 and scrapped at Eastleigh Depot in 1992.

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W43001 at Derby RTC.št. ogledov:4One of the two prototype HST power cars, W43001 was stabled outside the Railway Technical Centre at Derby on August 5th 1979. Behind the power car is MkI test coach 9, numbered ADB975631, which was attached to part of a newly built APT set. In front of the HST is one of the First Class prototype Mark 3 Coaches, whilst in the background there is a PEP electric multiple unit, one of the prototypes that was the forerunner of the 313/314/315/507/508 EMU fleet.
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Class 120 DMU W51579 on the Lickey Incline at Blackwell.št. ogledov:2A Swindon built Cross-Country Class 120 3-Car DMU with car W51579 leading, is down to bottom gear as it crawls up the Lickey Incline with a Worcester to Birmingham service on a warm and sunny Saturday September 5th 1981.
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97653 (PWM653) at Swindon Works.št. ogledov:2A moment in time captured inside A Shop at Swindon Works on May 14th 1984. Ruston & Hornsby departmental 0-6-0 shunter, 97653 was being overhauled in the company of 08710. 97653 was built by Ruston & Hornsby, works number 431760, entering service in July 1959 numbered PWM653. The loco was one of a fleet of 5 similar machines for use with the Western Region Permanent Way Department. When new it was allocated to the p.way depot at Theale, but later moved to Reading, then Radyr. It was withdrawn in 1992.
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08524 at Eccles (Liverpool & Manchester 150)št. ogledov:208524 stands at Eccles with three replica Liverpool & Manchester Railway Coaches on September 14th 1980. The 08 had brought the stock from Liverpool Road Museum at Manchester, ready for the arrival of VIPs from Liverpool Lime Street, who once at Eccles would transfer to the 'old train' for the last stage of the journey to Manchester hauled by the vintage L&M locomotive 'Lion'. This was to commemorate the opening of the route between the two cities on September 15th 1830.

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37013 at Farington Curve Junction.št. ogledov:037013 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.
10.12.2015
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08954 at Plymouth.št. ogledov:2With 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 1971.07.11.2015
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47033 arrives at Dawlish.št. ogledov:147033 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 1980.07.11.2015
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Class 45 45005 passes Dawlish Warren.št. ogledov:2On 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!02.10.2015

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Class 25, 25221 at Wigan Springs Branch.št. ogledov:3Withdrawn 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 1986.08.03.2015
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08457 at Rugby.št. ogledov:1On a damp May 17th 1981, 08457 spends Sunday Afternoon sheltering in one of the bay platforms under the LNWR overall roof at Rugby.08.03.2015
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Class 40, 40082 at Northwich Depot.št. ogledov:6On 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.
01.03.2015
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Class 306 EMUs at Leicester (GC).št. ogledov:2Dating 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.13.02.2015

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