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Class 47, 47226 at Midge Hall.8 visningarOn Sunday engineering work on the Preston to Ormskirk Line at Midge Hall in May 1991, was Class 47, 47226. The loco had actually expired, and had to be rescued by 47627, sent from Preston. The line was originally double track, forming the main route between Preston and Liverpool Exchange, The route was downgraded in 1972.
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47500 at Conway.6 visningarWith Conway Castle as a backdrop, 47500-'Great Western', toils away from the Llandudno Junction stop with a London Euston to Holyhead service in July 1979. The train is about to enter the now unique tubular bridge, designed by Robert Stephenson.
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Class 123 Swindon Inter-City DMU at Manchester Piccadilly.6 visningarSwindon 'Inter-City' Class 123 DMU with E52094 leading, awaits departure from Manchester Piccadilly with a service to Sheffield on the 18th March 1979. Constructed at Swindon Works in 1963 for use on the Western Region, the units moved North in the late 1970s. At the opposite end of this particular formation was a former TransPennine Class 124 driving trailer.
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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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33060 at Ashford.4 visningarClass 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 A Southern Region locomotive all its life, it was withdrawn from service in October 1990 and scrapped at Eastleigh Depot in 1992.
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55018-'Crepello' arrives at York.3 visningarEvening at York on September 22nd 1979, as 55018 -'Crepello' reaches journeys end with a semi-fast working from Kings Cross. This is a vanished scene now totally transformed with electrification and simplification of the track layout. It is as far removed now, as the era of Gresley Pacifics was then. 55018 was named after the racehorse that won the St Ledger at Doncaster in 1957. The loco was new in November 1961 and almost survived until the end of ECML Deltic operation, being withdrawn in October 1981.
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47532 at Daisyfield Junction, Blackburn.0 visningar47532 in Large Logo Blue livery brings a diverted Glasgow Central to London Euston through the derelict platforms of Daisyfield Station on the North East side of Blackburn on March 11th 1989. This was in more enlightned days when engineering work on the WCML North of Preston meant a full service diverted via the S&C. Today its all on coaches via the M6, not a good advert for rail. The station at Daisyfield was closed by BR in 1958.
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Class 55 Deltic 55002 at Selby.2 visningarIn the good old days when Selby was on the East Coast Main Line, Deltic 55002 -'The Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry' has double ambers as it awaits departure at dusk whilst working a York to London Kings Cross service on October 12th 1980. This was just prior to the loco coming under the wing of the NRM, and whilst staying active on ECML & excursion/railtour duties, 55002 was returned to green livery and eventual preservation as part of the national collection. Note the centre roads, now a memory.

Senaste - BR Blues

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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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