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Class 37, 37214 at Pontrilas.6 views37214 was on Sunday P.Way work at Pontrilas near Abergavenny on the 9th September 1984.
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08223 at Worksop.6 viewsClass 08, 08223 stabled between duties at Worksop on January 16th 1977. The small yard here was busy with coal traffic in 16 Ton Mineral Wagons, and some sidings for the repair of crippled MGR Coal Hoppers as seen here. B350059 was one of the early build turned out from Shildon Works in 1965. At the time of this photograph, 08223 was allocated to Sheffield Tinsley Depot which had been its home since May 1964. The 08 was withdrawn from service at Tinsley in 1979 and scrapped at Swindon Works in 1980.
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Class 127 DMU M51636 at St Pancras.4 viewsAll change at London St Pancras in April 1980. A service from Bedford has arrived formed of two, 8-Car Class 127 'Red Triangle' DMU sets, with Driving Motor Brake Second, M51636 bringing up the rear complete with an oil tail lamp. St Pancras was undergoing a major upheaval in readiness for the forthcoming Bed-Pan Electrification Scheme which would see the end of the 1959 Derby built Diesel Hydraulic DMUs in favour of new Class 317 EMUs.
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76025 at Penistone with the 'Easter Tommy'.4 views1500v DC Class 76, 76025 with the LCGB North West 'Easter Tommy' Railtour, makes a photostop at Penistone on April 21st 1981. The tour had started from Liverpool Lime Street and was bound for Lincoln. 76025 hauled the tour from Guide Bridge, via Woodhead to Rotherwood Sidings, where a pair of Class 31s took over. This & the return journey with the same loco, was the last time a Class 76 would haul a passenger train. Closed in July 1981, this side of Penistone Station is now abandoned and covered in trees.

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Class 25, 25248 at Horwich Works.3 viewsOn tracks now lifted, 25248 arrives at Horwich Works with the Breakdown/Re-Railing Train from Wigan Springs Branch Depot, as part of the Works Open Day on August 16th 1980. After the remaining part of the Works finally closed in 1988, the area seen here has been concreted over for storage of lorry trailers, as part of an Industrial Estate.
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33060 at Ashford.4 viewsClass 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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45134 approaches Elstree.4 views45134 is about to sweep through Elstree on the Up Fast with a Sheffield to London St Pancras service on April 12th 1980. Visible alongside the train are newly erected masts ready for the Bedford to St Pancras electrification scheme, completed in 1982.
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Class 40, 97406 (40135) at Wigan Springs Branch Depot.4 views97406 catches the Winter light whilst stabled at Wigan Springs Branch on December 6th 1986. Formerly 40135, the loco was one of a quintet of Class 40s that worked on for use with the Crewe remodelling project in 1985. After Crewe, the locos were used for departmental workings on the London Midland Region. Officially withdrawn on December 16th, just 10 days after this image was recorded, it looks as though the 40 has worked for the last time, with wooden chocks under the wheels.

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37013 at Farington Curve Junction.0 views37013 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.
Dec 10, 2015
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08954 at Plymouth.2 viewsWith 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.Nov 07, 2015
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47033 arrives at Dawlish.1 views47033 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.Nov 07, 2015
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Class 45 45005 passes Dawlish Warren.2 viewsOn 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!Oct 02, 2015

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Class 25, 25221 at Wigan Springs Branch.3 viewsWithdrawn 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.Mar 08, 2015
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08457 at Rugby.1 viewsOn a damp May 17th 1981, 08457 spends Sunday Afternoon sheltering in one of the bay platforms under the LNWR overall roof at Rugby.Mar 08, 2015
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Class 40, 40082 at Northwich Depot.6 viewsOn 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.
Mar 01, 2015
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Class 306 EMUs at Leicester (GC).2 viewsDating 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.Feb 13, 2015

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