Martyn Hilbert's Railway Photography

Home > Branch Lines

Albums

IMG_0087_28Large29.jpg
323 files, last one added on Dec 10, 2015
1 albums on 1 page(s)

Random files - Branch Lines

IMG_0033_28800x44829.jpg
New Holland Pier Signalbox & Station.1 viewsTheir is an air of decay in the buildings at New Holland Pier on the 28th September 1980, the station only had 7 months to go, before closure in June 1981.
IMG_0070_28800x51329.jpg
142049 at Daisyfield, Blackburn.1 viewsOn the Blackburn - Hellifield Line the Ribble Valley Rail Group campaigned for passenger services to be restored to the route. On the 11th July 1987, 142049 was used on a number of special workings between Blackburn & Clitheroe Stations. The unit is seen here at Daisyfield Level Crossing, east of Blackburn. 142049 was the last first series class 142 to enter service on BR. The unit was sent new from Derby to VIA Rail in Canada, and was exhibited at Expo 86. This explains the almost ex-works condition.
IMG_0010_28800x49829~0.jpg
142024 at Rufford.1 viewsOn the last day of operation of the mechanical signalling at Rufford, 142024 with the single line token in the front cab window, departs from Rufford with a late afternoon service from Preston to Ormskirk on the 5th November 1988. The Saxby & Farmer Signalbox seen in the background was replaced by a pre-fabricated cabin on the station platform.
IMG_0042_28800x51229.jpg
Regional Railways 101679 at Buxton.0 viewsA pair of smart looking Class 101s in Regional Railways livery, with set 101679 leading, arrive at the former LNWR terminus at Buxton with a service from Manchester Piccadilly on the 30th May 1994.

IMG_0005_28Custom29~3.jpg
142062 at Foxfield.1 viewsIn ex-works unbranded Greater Manchester livery, 142062 rolls into Foxfield whilst working the 13.03 Carlisle to Lancaster on May 29th 1997. The unit will have passed along the scenic Cumbrian Coast, the slower and less direct route from Cumbria to Lancashire. The Nuclear Plant at Sellafield has ensured the survival of this railway.
Foxfield Station was once the starting point for services over the Coniston Branch, closed to passengers in 1958 and freight in 1962.
IMG_1233_28Custom29.JPG
153332 arrives at Thornton Abbey.0 views153332 enters the long platform at the remote Thornton Abbey station whilst working the 09.52 Barton-On-Humber to Cleethorpes service on August 30th 2014.
IMG_0013_28Custom29~7.jpg
Cravens Class 105, M50768 at Croston.1 viewsOn Midsummers Day, June 21st 1980 a Cravens Class 105 Power-Twin with Motor Brake Second M50768 leading, arrives at Croston with the 13.37 Ormskirk to Preston service. The station was still equipped with vintage LMS concrete lamps on the one remaining operational platform. The former main line was singled in the early 1970s, and the one-time Goods Yard became a Timber Yard. In the intervening years the area to the right of this scene is now very overgrown, and the Timber Yard is now covered with housing.
IMG_1868_28Custom29.JPG
ATW 175004 departs from Deganwy.0 viewsWith the sunlight almost gone, 175004 departs from Deganwy with the 15.08 Llandudno to Llandudno Junction on November 29th 2014.

Last additions - Branch Lines

IMG_0087_28Large29.jpg
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
IMG_3488_28Large29.JPG
Goxhill Level Crossing and Signalbox.1 viewsTwilight on October 17th 2015.Nov 05, 2015
IMG_3484_28Large29.JPG
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
IMG_3482_28Large29.JPG
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

IMG_3476_28Large29.JPG
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
IMG_3144_28Large29.JPG
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
IMG_3141_28Large29.JPG
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
IMG_3135_28Large29.JPG
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

Choose your language: