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Class 40, 40195 at Crewe Works.8 visningar40195 stands at the head of a line of withdrawn locomotives awaiting scrapping ar Crewe Works on the 4th July 1987.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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76001 at Torside.9 visningarPioneer production series Class 76, 76001 passes Torside in the Longdendale Valley, as it climbs up towards Woodhead with a train of vacuum fitted 21Ton Coal Hoppers in August 1977. Built in 1950 at Gorton Works, numbered 26001, the locomotive was sent to Ilford for trials, before operating on the first electrified section of the Manchester-Sheffield line that was energised in 1952. 76001 was withdrawn from service in November 1980, Eight months before closure of the line in July 1981.
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Class 03, 03179 at Ipswich.6 visningarComplete 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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HST Power Car W43025 at Bristol Temple Meads.8 visningarHST power car W43025 brings up the rear of service bound for London Paddington at Bristol Temple Meads on the 25th October 1980. Still carrying its original well designed livery, blending the Mark 3 trailers with the power car, W43025 was only four years old when this image was recorded. 31 years later the power car is still earning its keep for First Great Western plying the routes from London Paddington - one can only guess what mileage this machine must have accumulated since its introduction in 1976.

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47191 at Wigan Springs Branch Depot.4 visningar'Sans Teeth, Sans Eyes, Sans Taste, Sans Everything' - (Shakespeare - 'All the Worlds a Stage').
Stripped down to a bare shell with bogies, 47191 was lanquishing at Wigan Springs Branch Depot on the 28th February 1993.
The loco emerged from the Brush Traction Works at Loughborough in April 1965 as D1841. It was withdrawn from active service in June 1987 and cannibalised for spare parts. The remains were scrapped by Gwent Demolition at Wigan in September 1993.
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Class 101 3-Car DMU at Dawlish.4 visningarA Metro-Cam Class 101 3-Car DMU, with 51219 leading, departs from Dawlish with an evening Exeter St Davids to Paignton all-stations service on the 31st May 1989.
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47662 approaches Starcross.5 visningarA 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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08714 at Leith Docks.4 visningarWith a southbound fitted freight departing in the background, 08714 stands between duties at Leith Docks on July 24th 1981. 08714 was allocated to Edinburgh Haymarket Depot at the time, and from being new in May 1960, the loco had been allocated to Scottish Depots. The loco was built at Crewe Works numbered D3881 and is still in use with DB Schenker carrying EWS livery.

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37013 at Farington Curve Junction.0 visningar37013 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 Dec 2015
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08954 at Plymouth.2 visningarWith 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 visningar47033 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 visningarOn 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.3 visningarWithdrawn 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 visningarOn 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 visningarOn 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 visningarDating 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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