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Class 08, 08919 at Sheffield Tinsley Depot.5 visningarAmidst a sea of Railfreight Liveries, a well-worn Class 08, 08919-'Cadeby', still retained BR blue livery at Sheffield Tinsley Depot on the 29th September 1990.
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47645 at Weeton.5 visningarRunning under clear signals, 47645 is about to pass under the B5260 as it hurries a London Euston to Blackpool North service at Weeton on the 20th May 1989. The 47 will have come on the train at Preston, relieving the AC electric loco that will have worked from Euston.
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Class 47, 47322 at Preston.4 visningar47322 stands at the North end of Platform 6 at Preston Station with a train of former 16 Ton Mineral Wagons on the 12th April 1987. The wagons had been converted for filling with spoil and spent ballast, the train here was en-route to Kirkham DCE Tip, situated at the end of truncated former Marton Direct Line that once led to Blackpool Central. The wagon behind the loco has had rectangular holes cut in the sides to prevent overloading, and has had a D prefix added to its running number B589703.
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47521 at Lincoln St Marks.5 visningarClass 47, 47521 has the road as it prepares to depart from Lincoln St Marks with a Cleethorpes to London Kings Cross service on April 21st 1981. Opened by the Midland Railway in 1846, the station closed in May 1985 and a shopping centre now covers the site.

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45135 at Derby.5 visningarClass 45, 45135 -'3rd Carabinier' stands at Derby with a SW to NE service formed of Mark I stock on August 5th 1978. The loco emerged new from Crewe Works in May 1961 as D99, it was withdrawn from service in March 1987 and is now preserved at the East Lancashire Railway.
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Withdrawn D1056 -'Western Sultan' at Swindon Works.5 visningarClass 52, D1056 -'Western Sultan' has reached the end of the line as it awaits the torch at Swindon Works in February 1979. No more would the locomotive visit Paddington, travel along Brunel's billiard table to Bristol, head underneath the red cliffs alongside the South Devon coast and never cross the Tamar heading for the far west. D1056 emerged from Crewe Works in March 1963 and was withdrawn from Plymouth Laira Depot in December 1976, clocking up 1,352,000 miles in its 13 year career.
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Withdrawn D1070 -'Western Gauntlet' at Swindon Works.5 visningarHeavily stripped, Class 52 D1070 -'Western Gauntlet' was awaiting scrapping at Swindon Works in February 1979. The loco was a product of Crewe Works, entering service in October 1963. Withdrawn from Plymouth Laira Depot on the penultimate day of 1976, D1070 acheived 1,312,000 miles in its brief 13 year career, but by the end of May 1979 it ceased to exist.
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Class 116 DMU at Kentish Town.1 visningarMinus its centre trailer, a reformed 2-Car Class 116 Derby Suburban DMU, formed of cars M50054 & M50075 stand at a very dilapidated looking Kentish Town after arrival from Barking on September 20th 1980. The Assembly House public house dominates the skyline here.

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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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