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New Holland Pier.0 viewsA Class 114 DMU with cars 50001 & 56043, departs from New Holland Pier Station and rumbles down the 1,375 ft Pier with a service to Cleethorpes, on the 28th September 1980.
158882 arrives at Lymington Pier.0 views158882 passes over the disused level crossing as it enters Lymington Pier station with the 14.12 Brockenhurst to Lymington Pier service on the 1st July 2011. In days gone by the crossing was the access point for cars heading to the car ferry for the Isle of Wight.
Southern Electrostar 377471 at Newhaven Harbour.0 viewsSouthern Electrostar, 377471 arrives at Newhaven Harbour with a service from Brighton to Seaford on the 25th September 2010.
HST Power Car 43076 at Embsay - Grassington Branch.0 viewsIn InterCity Swallow Livery, HST Power Car 43076-'BBC East Midlands Today' approaches Embsay returning back to Skipton along the former Midland Railway Grassington Branch with a Hertfordshire Railtours charter train from London St Pancras on the 26th January 1991. These outings utilised a spare Midland Mainline HST Set that would otherwise be laid up at Derby on a Winter Saturday.

01001 - Holyhead Breakwater Railway.3 viewsStored at the rear of the Depot at Holyhead Breakwater, Class 01 01001 was still carrying original BR black livery with the early lion & wheel emblem in July 1978.
The short isolated railway connected a quarry to the Harbour Breakwater, where stone was deposited for sea defences.
The loco was built by Andrew Barclay at Kilmarnock in 1956, carrying the number 11504 before being numbered D2954. Previous to finding employment at Holyhead, 01001/002 both worked from Stratford Depot in East London.
'The Rossendale Farewell' at Ramsbottom.1 viewsThe last BR train to traverse the line from Bury to Rawtenstall was 'The Rossendale Farewell' Railtour, from Manchester Victoria on the 14th February 1981. This was the scene at Ramsbottom, at around 1.30pm on the outward journey, as the 6-Car DMU set pauses for the Level Crossing gates to be opened by the Train Crew. Cravens Class 105, M50794 brings up the rear. The Newton Heath allocated Cravens DMUs were frequent visitors to the route until the regular passenger services ceased on June 3rd 1972.
Class 156, 156459 at Rufford.0 viewsIn Regional Railways livery, but with a green bodyside stripe, and branded First North Western, 156459 catches the evening light as it passes Fettlers Wharf Marina with the 20.19 Ormskirk to Preston on June 16th 2004. The unit is about to call at Rufford Station.
DRS 37259 at Burnley Barracks.0 viewsBringing the rare sight of a locomotive hauled train on the line from Gannow Junction to Colne, DRS 37259 passes over the Leeds & Liverpool Canal at Burnley Barracks with 1Q26 returning from the end-of-the-line at Colne on January 4th 2015. The train had originated at Wigan and was destined for the Derby RTC running via East Lancashire, Copy Pit, Leeds & Sheffield.

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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
Goxhill Level Crossing and Signalbox.1 viewsTwilight on October 17th 2015.Nov 05, 2015
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
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

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
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
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
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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