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Class 150, 150143 at Helsby.1 viewsDespite the destination blind, 150143 is seen at Helsby with the 15.17 service to Ellesmere Port, on the 9th April 2011. There are only four passenger trains a day that use the line.
158882 at Lymington Pier.0 views158882 awaits custom at Lymington Pier with the 14.27 departure for Brockenhurst on the 1st July 2011. Since the demise of the two heritage slam door emu sets in May 2010, a class 158 has operated the electrified branch on Monday-Friday, with a class 450 emu working at weekends. A job for a redundant ex Silverlink class 313 or a stored class 508 emu?
158882 at Brockenhurst.0 views158882 departs from Brockenhurst with the 15.42 service to Lymington Pier on the 1st July 2011.
Class 150/2, 150243 approaches Rufford.3 viewsA tranquil scene at Rufford late on an Autumn afternoon, as 150243 arrives with an Ormskirk to Preston service on October 29th 1988. To the rear of the unit can be seen one of the semaphore signals that were controlled from the box at Rufford. The box and its mechanical signalling just had a week left before replacement by a modern cabin and colour-lights. The Rufford branch of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal dominates this view, then a quiet backwater, but now transformed with marinas both sides of the canal.

47217 at Rufford.1 views47217 with an engineers train at Rufford, A view taken from the steps of the doomed Signal Box on November 13th 1988. This was the second of two weekends that saw the level crossing gates replaced by barriers, and the points were converted to spring operation, with the signals being replaced with colour lights. The Saxby & Farmer Signal Box dating from 1875 was decommissioned and control was transferred to a portable cabin on the station. The brake van behind the loco was a BR 20 Ton ZTO, number DB954159.
DRS 37612 at Burnley Barracks.0 viewsDRS 37612 brings up the rear of 1Q26, crossing the Leeds & Liverpool Canal at Burnley Barracks as it returns from the terminus at Colne on January 4th 2015. The train was heading for Blackburn, before passing over Copy Pit on its way to the Derby RTC via Yorkshire.
153378 arrives at Rufford.0 viewsTraffic on Station Road Rufford waits as 153378 prepares to call with the 14.04 Preston to Ormskirk service on February 21st 2015.
TPE 185108 at Burneside Lower Crossing (Windermere Branch).0 viewsThe tail-end of 185108 temporarily blocks Sharps Lane as it passes over Burneside Lower Crossing with the 14.41 Windermere to Preston (1N32) on May 23rd 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
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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