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08276 - Remains of - Doncaster Works.7 visningarThe mortal remains of Class 08, 08276, stand in the cutting area at the rear of Doncaster Works in February 1980.
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40091 & 85001 at Crewe Works.7 visningarIts the end of the line for Class 40, 40091 and Class 85, 85001 as they stand at Crewe Works awaiting scrapping on the 4th July 1987.
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Class 76s at Woodhead.9 visningarA pair of unidentified Multiple Fitted Class 76s, Climb towards Woodhead Tunnel with an empty train of HAA coal hoppers in August 1977. The train is passing Woodhead Signalbox, dating from 1954, complete with the signalmans Honda 50 motorcycle at the bottom of the steps. The train will have come from Fiddlers Ferry Power Station over the now closed line from Warrington to Godley Junction, where the Tommies will have taken over from diesel traction.
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97405 - 40060 at Wigan Springs Branch Depot.7 visningarClass 40, 97405 - ex 40060, was one of quartet of 40s given new identities for use with the Crewe Station remodelling project in 1985. The locos were then used on engineering duties around the north-west until withdrawl from service in 1987. On the 9th September 1986, the former Scottish Region machine was stabled at Wigan Springs Branch Depot. Whilst 97406/7/8 were eventually preserved, 40060 was not so fortunate and was subsequently broken up for scrap.

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08468 at Wigan Springs Branch Depot.3 visningarA heavily cannibalised, withdrawn Class 08, 08468 awaits its fate at Wigan Springs Branch Depot on the 28th February 1993. The locomotive had been built at Crewe in November 1958 numbered D3583. It was withdrawn after 30 years of service, in November 1988. 08468 was scrapped in 1995. The shunter was adjacent to a redundant former BR Standard 12Ton Ventilated Van, numbered as an Internal User, 024439. Its previous identity had been B775102.
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Class 37, 37132 at Worksop.6 visningarAllocated to Sheffield Tinsley Depot, Class 37 37132 was stabled between duties in the winter sunlight at Worksop on a freezing cold January 16th 1977. The loco was built at Vulcan Foundry in 1966 numbered D6832, it was renumbered to 37132 in 1973 and eventually became 37673. Withdrawn from service in 2000 after 37 years in traffic, the loco was not scrapped until 2008.
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47551 at Poulton-Le-Fylde4 visningar47551 crosses over the junction with the line to Fleetwood as it approaches Poulton-Le-Fylde whilst working the Saturday Only Blackpool North to Glasgow Central service on June 17th 1989. The line to Fleetwood saw its last regular passenger service in 1970. The line was retained to serve the ICI works beyond Thornton-Cleveleys. Currently, the Poulton & Wyre Railway Society are aiming to have passenger trains running along the line once more.
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Class 08 08710 at Swindon Works.1 visningarA study in concentration in A Shop at Swindon Works on May 14th 1984. 08710 has its wasp stripes applied as its overhaul and repaint comes to a conclusion. Not too sure what the Health & Safety brigade would make of this operation these days. 08710 was new from Crewe Works in April 1960 as D3877, it was a Scottish Region allocated machine for most of its 32 year operational life, being withdrawn in January 1993 and scrapped at Motherwell Depot in September the same year.

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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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