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142015 at Umberleigh.0 viewsIn a pastoral scene, 142015 leads a four-car formation, approaching Umberleigh, with a service from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple in July 1987.
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158882 departs from Lymington Pier.0 views158882 gets underway from Lymington Pier with 17.57 service to Brockenhurst on the 1st July 2011. The Wightlink ferry awaits departure for Yarmouth, Isle of Wight.
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158882 at Lymington Pier.0 viewsHaving arrived with the 15.42 service from Brockenhurst, 158882 waits at Lymington Pier on the 1st July 2011. The Wightlink Car Ferry, 'Wight Light' waits at the berth with the connecting service to Yarmouth.
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143605 at Windermere.0 viewsHeaton Depot allocated Class 143, 143605 formed of cars 55671 & 55646, awaits departure from the terminus at Windermere with a service to Oxenholme on the 8th March 1992. The 10 mile branch was heavily rationalised in the early 1970's, and was made one long single line from Oxenholme.

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The Lochty Private Railway - Fife - J94 No.16 (Ex Wemyss Private Railway)0 viewsA scene on the now closed Lochty Private Railway in Fife on July 19th 1981. Located on farmland, the track was relaid on what had been the East Fife Central Railway that had been closed by BR in 1965. The 3/4 mile line was opened in 1967 for operating the A4 Pacific 60009 -'Union of South Africa' which had been bought by John Cameron from BR. When the loco was allowed back on the main line in 1973, industrial tank locos operated the line. Falling visitor numbers saw the line close in 1992.
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153332 at Barrow Haven.0 views153332 calls at the remote Barrow Haven station whilst working the Sunday only 11.02 Barton-On-Humber to Cleethorpes service on August 31st 2014.
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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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Barton Lane Level Crossing.0 viewsBarton Lane Level Crossing (Barton-On-Humber Branch) on September 5th 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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