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Single Unit M55006 at Stourbridge Town.2 viewsAt just under a mile in length the former GWR branch from Stourbridge Junction to Stourbridge Town is a rare survivor. In July 1977, single unit M55006, waits to depart for the Junction, in the original station of 1879, which still had a BR Western Region, chocolate enamel running-in board. The station seen here has now been demolished and the site is a bus station. The branch has been shortened and a new station has been erected.
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153324 at Oxmarsh Crossing.0 views Having just departed from New Holland, 153324 passes over Oxmarsh Level Crossing with the 13.52 Barton-On-Humber to Cleethorpes service on August 19th 2011.
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Strathclyde Liveried 101691 at Romiley.1 viewsWhen the Class 101s were transferred from the Glasgow area to join the Regional Railways fleet at Longsight Depot, they kept their Strathclyde Orange & Black livery as it was felt that the livery was similar to the Greater Manchester PTE Orange. Set 101691 still with Strathclyde branding departs from Romiley for the short trip to Marple with a service from Manchester Piccadilly on the 29th September 2001. The surviving 101s were working out their last days on the services to Marple and Rose Hill.
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150115 crosses Colne Viaduct.0 views150115 adds some colour to a Winter scene crossing Colne Viaduct as it gets underway with the 15.35 Service to Preston on Sunday 5th February.

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3-CIG 1497 at Brockenhurst.2 views3-CIG 1497 -'Freshwater' stands in the Lymington Branch Platform at Brockenhurst on September 12th 2009. The blue & grey unit was getting ready to form the 11.29 service to Lymington Pier.
Refurbished along with another 3-Car Unit for use on the Lymington Branch in 2005, they were withdrawn from service on the 22nd May 2010.
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ATW 175104 at Deganwy.0 views175104 calls at Deganwy with the 11.08 Llandudno to Llandudno Junction shuttle service on November 23rd 2013.
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Class 108 M56263 & M50973 Burscough Junction.1 viewsA Class 108 formed of cars M56263 & M50973 arrives at Burscough Junction with the 12.57 Preston to Ormskirk on 21st June 1980. The station had an ever so long down platform complete with a bay, both a legacy from the days when Burscough Junction was on the former double track ex L&Y mainline between Preston & Liverpool Exchange. The connection was still in from Burscough Bridge serving the MOF warehouses through the gate on the right.
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Class 108 M50971 & M56262 departs from Rufford.1 viewsIn refurbished white/blue livery a Class 108 formed of cars M50971 & M56262 gets underway from Rufford having called with the 16.15 Ormskirk to Blackpool South on July 12th 1980.

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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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