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Warship 818 at Swindon Works.5 visningarThe lost Warship. After being withdrawn from active service in 1972, Class 42 Warship, 818-'Glory' was 'preserved' at Swindon Works, and over the years became a gate guardian usually on display near the turntable, in full view from passing trains on the main line. The closure of Swindon Works, announced in GWR150 year, saw the planned exhibition at Swindon Works cancelled, and in 1986 as the rundown of the works began, 818 was put to the torch.
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Class 47, 47192 at Preston Docks.8 visningarClass 47, 47192 departs from the old Preston Dock Estate and is about run across Strand Road Level Crossing in July 1985, returning empty Blue Circle Cement Wagons to Hope in Derbyshire. Blue Circle had established a discharge facility on the former dock estate during the construction of the new river crossing to carry the extended Penwortham ByPass Road.
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Class 06, 06008 at Polmadie Depot.6 visningarWithdrawn Andrew Barclay Class 06, 06008 was at Glasgow Polmadie Depot on July 21st 1982. The locomotive had been withdrawn from service in October 1980.
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Class 76s at Woodhead.6 visningarClass 76, 76036 and an unidentified classmate, head a loaded train of HAAs out of Woodhead Tunnel in August 1977. The train will be heading for Fidders Ferry Power Station, near Warrington. To the left of the train can be seen the original 1845 Up Line single bore tunnel, which since 1963 has carried National Grid power lines under the Pennines. The tunnel has a 2ft gauge railway for maintenance purposes.

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Class 104, M53529 at Rufford.5 visningarWith the former goods loading dock ramp in the foreground, a Class 104 2-Car DMU with M53529 leading, departs from Rufford with an Ormskirk to Preston Service on the 11th May 1988. For many years this unit had been a three car set working off Newton Heath Depot on Manchester Victoria to Blackpool North Services. By the time this image was recorded the unit had lost its centre car and was having an extended life as the newly introduced class 142s were starting to have reliability issues.
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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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25323 at Farington Junction.4 visningarClass 25/3, 25323 was stood on the Down Slow Line at Farington Junction during engineering work on Sunday 26th October 1986. The Class 25 was amongst the last batch built at Derby Works in 1967 after production was halted at Beyer-Peacock in Manchester after they hit financial problems. When new to traffic the loco was numbered D7673, it was allocated to London Midland Region Depots for almost 20 years, being withdrawn just 5 months after this image was recorded. It was scrapped in October 1987.
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Gloucester Class 100, M56111 at Longsight TMD.4 visningarGloucester Class 100 Driving Trailer Composite M56111 was stabled with various other items of rolling stock, including two more Class 100 vehicles, at Longsight TMD on June 18th 1978. After BR use, M56111 became an instruction coach on the Ministry of Defence railway system at Moreton-On-Lugg. It was eventually scrapped in 1985. Alongside is the Longsight Overhead Line Maintenance Train, with two former LMS vintage coaches visible.

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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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