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150143 departs from Helsby.1 views150143 gets underway from Helsby with the 15.45 service to Ellesmere Port, on the 9th April 2011. The unit will call at the intermediate stations of Ince & Elton and Stanlow & Thornton. There are only four passenger trains a day, Monday to Saturday, that use the line.
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153363 New Holland Station.0 viewsOpened in 1981, the basic facilities at New Holland play host to 153363 on the 30th April 2011, whilst working the 11.58 Barton on Humber to Cleethorpes.
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GM 142013 at Midge Hall.1 viewsHaving just collected the single line token from the signalman at Midge Hall, 142013 in Greater Manchester Orange Livery, passes Globe Mill with a Preston to Ormskirk Service on the 19th September 1986. The line was once the main line from Preston to Liverpool Exchange.
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Northern Rail 144016 departs from Heysham.1 viewsNorthern Rail Class 144, 144016 departs cautiously from Heysham with the 13.15 departure to Leeds on the 17th December 2011. There is plenty of freight activity here for the Isle of Man and Ireland - unfortunately none of it is moved by rail. One passenger train service a day serves Heysham, running Monday to Saturday only.

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153332 at Thornton Abbey.0 viewsA brief burst of sunlight illuminates 153332 as it gets underway from Thornton Abbey with the 09.52 Barton-On-Humber to Cleethorpes on August 30th 2014. The station has been equipped with small raised extensions, complete with '153 Stop' signs.
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Calder Valley Class 110, 51835 at Midge Hall.1 viewsHaving just collected the single line token from the signal box at Midge Hall, a 2-Car Class 110 Calder Valley DMU with car 51835 leading, accelerates past the only remaining semaphore signal in the Preston area with a tea-time Preston to Ormskirk service on July 4th 1985. This particular working was a fill-in turn for a unit that had worked over the Pennines from Leeds to Preston, and brought an Eastern Region DMU set for one return trip over the Ormskirk line before heading back to Yorkshire.
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TPE 185124 at Burneside Lower Crossing (Windermere Branch).0 views185124 blocks Sharps Lane as it passes over Burneside Lower Crossing with the 08.25 Manchester Airport to Windermere First TransPennine Express service on May 23rd 2015.
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TPE 185118 at Staveley Level Crossing.0 viewsTPE 185118 passes over Staveley Level Crossing as it forms the 16.21 Oxenholme to Windermere on August 30th 2015.

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EPS 37601 - Folkestone Harbour.0 viewsAs the tide begins to come in, 37601 sits on the viaduct at Folkestone Harbour with the Pathfinder Tours 'Atomic Harbourmaster' railtour on October 20th 2007. Out of sight at the other end of the train was fellow EPS class 37, 37603. This was one of the last diesel hauled trains to traverse this line. The itinerary on that day included a trip along the Dungeness Branch. It was a long day - an 06.15 start from Crewe on Saturday morning and only getting back to Crewe at 01.24 on Sunday morning!Dec 10, 2015
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Goxhill Level Crossing and Signalbox.1 viewsTwilight on October 17th 2015.Nov 05, 2015
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153304 departs from Goxhill.1 viewsAs 153304 disappears into the gloom with the 17.55 Barton-On-Humber to Cleethorpes, the timber level crossing gates swing open to let the waiting traffic pass through. October 17th 2015.Nov 05, 2015
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Goxhill Level Crossing.1 viewsTwilight on an October evening at Goxhill, as headlights illuminate the timber level crossing gates closed across Howe Lane on October 17th 2015.Nov 05, 2015

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153304 at Barton Lane Crossing.1 viewsWith the new lights installed for the replacement crossing, 153304 passes over Barton Lane level crossing whilst working the 09.52 Barton-On-Humber Northern Rail service on October 17th 2015. The crossing gates here are due to be replaced with barriers by the end of 2015.Nov 05, 2015
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153330 departs from New Holland.0 viewsHaving called at New Holland, 153330 gets underway with the 11.02 Barton-On-Humber to Cleethorpes service on Sunday 6th September 2015.Nov 01, 2015
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153330 at Barrow Road Crossing, New Holland.0 viewsAmidst the industrial backdrop of New Holland, 153330 passes over Barrow Road Level Crossing with the Sunday 11.02 Barton-On-Humber to Cleethorpes service on September 6th 2015.Nov 01, 2015
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153330 at Goxhill.0 views153330 awaits departure from Goxhill with the Sunday 09.58 Cleethorpes to Barton-On-Humber Northern Rail service on September 6th 2015.Nov 01, 2015

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