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Class 108, M54253 at Southport.5 visningarA derby built Class 108 2-car DMU is stabled between duties in Southport carriage sidings on the 10th July 1988. M54253 was a Driving Trailer Composite when built, but had been downgraded to all second class in the 1970s. Most of the railway infrastructure behind the DMU has now been swept away. Visible are the toilet blocks on the disused excursion platforms, the coal depot, the loco shed, and the stable blocks for the former goods yard. Viva & Marina British Rail vans are parked in the yard.
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Cravens Class 105 M50784 at Morecambe Promenade.5 visningarIn the 1970s a ride on one of these was something to be avoided, rattles, the smell of diesel, and noise from the underfloor engines all adding to the experience. Now 30 years on, having suffered Class 142s, a ride on a Cravens DMU would be quite luxurious. On May 6th 1979, M50784 was at Morecambe Promenade Station with a departure to Preston. The former Midland Railway Station here, was closed in 1994, despite its Seafront location. The 'new' Morecambe Station is now sited nearer the town centre.
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Waterloo & City Line Class 487 Car S51 at Swindon Works.2 visningarA moment in time captured in Swindon Works famous A Shop on the 13th May 1985. All the parahernalia connected with the overhaul of Waterloo & City Line Class 487 Driving Car, Number S51 is on display in this view. With everything from reels of new cable to a tin of Swarfrega, the car is stripped down to virtually a bare shell. These cars had a nocturnal life spending their time on the 1.47 Mile underground line between Waterloo & Bank. The cars were built by English Electric at Preston in 1940.
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47434 at Farington Junction.4 visningarOn the 29th March 1987, Class 47, 47434 brings a Blackburn to Wembley Football Special off the 'back line' as it approaches the WCML at Farington Junction. The track in the foreground leads to the loco exchange sidings, put in place at the time of electrification in 1972/73 so that Southbound freights could change traction from diesel to electric. With the demise of wagonload freight in the early 1980s using the S&C, the practice ceased and the sidings have remained unused.

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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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Deltic 55016 -'Gordon Highlander' at Selby.4 visningarClass 55 Deltic, 55016 -'Gordon Highlander' is centre of attention as it calls at Selby with a York to London Kings Cross service on the 12th September 1981. Selby was still on the East Coast Main Line at this time, the Selby deviation not opening until 1983.
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31432 arrives at Preston.8 visningar31432 rolls into Preston with the 13.20 Blackpool North to Liverpool Lime Street service on May 7th 1994. This was a glorious period when the old order returned due to unreliable second generation multiple units and a general shortage of DMUs, bringing a return to loco haulage on certain routes in the North-West.
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Class 24, 24077 at Swindon Works.1 visningarWithdrawn Class 24 24077 was out to grass at Swindon Works on July 18th 1977. The loco was new from Crewe Works in February 1960 as D5077. It was withdrawn in July 1976 and was scrapped at Swindon in June 1978.

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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