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507001 arrives at Aintree.13 viewsPioneer Class 507, 507001 arrives at Aintree with an Ormskirk to Liverpool Central Service, late on a July evening in 2010. Much has changed at Aintree since the 507s entered service in 1980. The fine, ex Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway platform canopy on the Up side has long gone, along with the LMS concrete lamps, semaphore signals, station buildings & additional running lines. The station is opposite the famous racecourse, only separated by the A59 trunk road.
1967 Victoria Line Stock at Booths Scrapyard.12 viewsThe end is nigh for 1967 Victoria Line Driving Trailer, 3069 at CF Booths Scrapyard at Rotherham on the 12th February 2011.
Class 47, 47205 at Exminster.12 views47205, heads a mixed freight eastbound at Exminster on the evening of 29th May 1981. The train includes a former GWR Siphon van, being used for Enparts - Locomotive spares being moved between Depots & Main Works, and Clayhood Wagons, carrying China Clay from Cornwall. The signalmans Morris Marina is parked by the down loop.
66152 at Portway Exchange Sidings.12 viewsIn DB Schenker red livery, class 66, 66152 arrives in the exchange sidings at the end of its trans-pennine haul on the 22nd September 2010. It is passing the empty rake of tank wagons which it will haul, as 6E32, the returning working back to Lindsey Oil Refinery.

08744 at Preston.12 viewsClass 08, 08744 removes a defective Mark 1, Buffet/Restaurant Car, 1953, from a Glasgow Central to London Euston service, at Preston, on the 6th February 1988.
Leyland Motors Sidings Farington.12 viewsRunning parallel to the WCML at Farington, just south of Leyland are the sidings of the former Leyland Motors Farington Factory. On the 1st May 1982, along with the resident Fowler diesel shunter, was BR mark 1 coach M21234. The coach was awaiting movement to the British Leyland factory at Workington, for rebodying with a modified Leyland National bus type body. The coach became RDB977091, and was a possible replacement for ageing loco hauled stock. It was not a success, and the project was not followed up.
M29867M at Hall Road Depot.12 viewsClass 502 driving trailer M29867M in blue livery, is stabled in the yard alongside Hall Road Depot, in April 1979.
Class 507 507013 at Southport.12 viewsClass 507, 507013 is stabled in the carriage sidings at Southport in September 1991. The unit is in original condition.

Class 502s at Ely.12 viewsClass 502s, stabled at Ely awaiting their final journey to the Mayer Newman Scrapyard at Snailwell on the 2nd May 1980.
Class 502, M28355M at Aintree.12 viewsM28355M arrives at Aintree with a service from Ormskirk in April 1979. The leading set still retains rail blue livery, whilst the rear set is in blue & grey.
Class 503, M29134M at Birkenhead Park.12 viewsStabled for the weekend, a 6-car Class 503 set is at Birkenhead Park in May 1979. Driving trailer M29134M is a post war car, built by BRCW in 1956.
Class 47, 47615 on Farington Curve.12 viewsOn a throwback to the old 'Wakes Week' Holiday Trains of the past, Class 47, 47615-'Caerphilly Castle' drops down Farington Curve with the Saturday Only, Rose Grove to Paignton Service on the 11th August 1988. The 47 will work the train to Preston, where an AC electric locomotive will take over for the leg to Birmingham New Street.
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