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Class 82, 82006 at Longsight Depot.3 viewsLooking rather the worse for wear, Class 82, 82006 is in store at Longsight Depot in August 1982. The locomotive was constructed just 'down the road' by Beyer Peacock at Gorton in 1960.
91122 at Marholm.1 viewsStill in GNER blue livery, 91122 provides the power at the rear of an Edinburgh to Kings Cross, East Coast Trains service, passing Marholm on the northern approach to Peterborough on the 11th June 2011.
Freightliner 86604 & 86605 at Basford Hall Yard Crewe.4 viewsHaving worked in multiple, Freightliner 86s, 86604 & 86605 stand together in Basford Hall Yard at Crewe on March 26th 2011. Both locomotives entered traffic, new in 1965, but from different sources. 86604 was constructed at Doncaster Works, as E3103, whilst 86605 was built at Vulcan Foundry at Newton-Le-Willows, emerging as E3185. The two locos have a combined working life of over 90 years!
86412 at Preston.2 viewsClass 86, 86412-'Elizabeth Garrett Anderson' is illuminated by low winter sunlight as it is stabled between duties at the north end of Preston Station in November 1985. The locomotive was a product of Doncaster Works in 1965, numbered E3122. In 2011 the loco is still in service with Freightliner, now carrying the Number 86612.
The tower crane in the background of this view was for the construction of the Fishergate Shopping Centre, built on the site of the old East Lancashire Goods Yard closed in 1972.

87001 Northbound at Brock.1 viewsPioneer Class 87, 87001-'Royal Scot' in final InterCity Swallow Livery, speeds through the North Lancashire countryside whilst in charge of the 06.20 London Euston to Glasgow Central Service on the 8th March 1997. In the background is the old A6 trunk road and the Lancaster Canal.
This era of loco-hauled WCML express trains now seems like a golden age.
86224 at Bletchley.1 views86224-'Caledonian' has come to the rescue of a Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston service stood at Bletchley on the Up Fast, on the evening of March 19th 1994. The train had been halted due to a technical problem with DVT 82117.
86224 was new from Doncaster Works in December 1965, numbered E3134. The loco was scrapped in 2006.
Class 81, 81019 at Crewe.1 viewsCrewe in the Good Old Days. Vintage Class 81, 81019 calls with a Southbound Summer Saturday Relief from Glasgow Central to Birmingham, made up of Mark I stock, on the 4th July 1987. 81019 was built by BRCW in 1961 as E3022, and was finally withdrawn from service 28 years later, in January 1989. The loco was scrapped in November 1991 by Coopers Metals.
Freightliner 86622 & 86639 pass Farington Junction.0 views86622 & 86639 pass Farington Junction on the Up Slow whilst working 4M74 from Coatbridge to Crewe on July 21st 2014.

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VTEC 91128 (Xmas) at York.0 viewsComplete with its festive vinyls, Virgin Trains East Coast 91128 stands at York with the 11.00 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh on December 12th 2015.Dec 13, 2015
90013 at London Liverpool Street.0 viewsHaving arrived from Norwich, Greater Anglia Class 90 90013 rests on the block at Liverpool Street on August 1st 2015.Sep 09, 2015
Freightliner 86613 & 86622 pass Farington Junction.0 viewsFreightliner liveries old & new as 86613 & 86622 pass Farington Junction on the Up Slow whilst working 4M74 from Coatbridge to Crewe Basford Hall on May 13th 2015.May 17, 2015
Virgin East Coast 91120 arrives at Kings Cross.0 views91120 brings up the rear of the 14.00 departure from Edinburgh Waverley as it reaches journeys end at Kings Cross on May 9th 2015.May 15, 2015

Virgin East Coast 91109 at London Kings Cross.0 viewsWith Cubitts magnificent arched roof dating from 1852 as a backdrop, 91109 was stood at Kings Cross with the 18.00 to Edinburgh Waverley on May 9th 2015.May 15, 2015
Virgin East Coast 91105 at London Kings Cross.0 viewsIn the smart and stylish Virgin East Coast livery, 91105 stands at Kings Cross awaiting departure with the 18.03 to Leeds on May 9th 2015.May 14, 2015
Class 91 91107 at London Kings Cross.0 viewsIn full East Coast livery, 91107 -'Skyfall 007' stands at Kings Cross with the Virgin Trains East Coast 09.30 departure to Edinburgh Waverley on May 9th 2015. All being well following a high-speed sprint the 91 should be in the Scottish Capital at 14.13. In 2013 the locomotive and a rake of Mk4 coaches carried special 007 Skyfall vinyls.May 10, 2015
Class 91s 91127 & 91130 at London Kings Cross.0 viewsStill carrying East Coast livery without any Virgin branding, 91127 & 91130 stand at Kings Cross on May 9th 2015. The backdrop here continues to change with the ongoing redevelopments of the area between St Pancras and Kings Cross.
91127 was stood with the 10.03 to Leeds, whilst 91130 was in charge of the 10.30 departure to Edinburgh Waverley.
May 10, 2015

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