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Master & Slave Class 13s at Tinsley Yard.7 viewsA pair of the Class 13 'Master & Slave' shunters, 13001 & 13003, bask in the winter sunshine between duties in January 1979. Created for use in Sheffield Tinsley Marshalling Yard, they, like the yard that was their stamping ground, are but a memory.
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Class 76s at Woodhead.9 viewsA 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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Class 06, 97804 at Reading.5 viewsFormer Scottish Region Class 06, 06003 was transferred to Reading for use in the signal works, taking over shunting duties from resident Ruston & Hornsby diesel shunter, 97020. The loco was at Reading Depot on the 15th November 1981.
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Class 47, 47616 departs from Kirkham.5 viewsComplete with nose end embellishment, 47616 -'Y Ddraig Goch/The Red Dragon' departs from Kirkham with a London Euston to Glasgow Central Service on the 5th September 1987. The 47 will have taken over the train from an electric loco at Preston. 47616 was constructed at Brush, Loughborough in 1966 as D1925. During its active life it then carried the numbers 47248, 47616, 47671 and finally as a RES loco, 47789. The loco was scrapped in 2007 after 41 years of service.

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Class 37, 37188-'Jimmy Shand' at Preston Dock St.5 viewsWay off its normal territory, Glasgow Eastfield Depots Class 37, 37188 -'Jimmy Shand' complete with West Highland Terrier markings, was stabled in the sidings at Preston Dock Street on the 21st June 1987.
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03084 at Norwich.4 viewsPlenty of Rail Blue hardware at Norwich on the 27th April 1980. Class 03, 03084 with its runner truck (TDB530638) partially hidden, stands between a Class 104 DMU and a Bogie General Utility Van.
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Withdrawn D1056 -'Western Sultan' at Swindon Works.5 viewsClass 52, D1056 -'Western Sultan' has reached the end of the line as it awaits the torch at Swindon Works in February 1979. No more would the locomotive visit Paddington, travel along Brunel's billiard table to Bristol, head underneath the red cliffs alongside the South Devon coast and never cross the Tamar heading for the far west. D1056 emerged from Crewe Works in March 1963 and was withdrawn from Plymouth Laira Depot in December 1976, clocking up 1,352,000 miles in its 13 year career.
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47645 accelerates away from Preston.2 viewsTrackside at Factory Lane Penwortham on a glorious summer evening, with the goods lines in the foreground, 47645 -'Robert F Fairlie' accelerates the 18.28 Blackpool North to Nottingham service along the down slow line, away from the Preston stop on June 12th 1989. The loco was new from Crewe Works in February 1965 numbered D1659, lasting in service 25 years before being withdrawn due to fire damage in February 1990. 47645 was scrapped by MC Metals at Glasgow in April 1992.

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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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