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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.
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Class 47, 47110 at Lostock Hall Junction.10 viewsClass 47, 47110 hauls a rake of 16 Ton Mineral Wagons, past Lostock Hall Junction in June 1983. The former coal wagons had been transferred to Departmental use for carrying spent ballast. The train was working from Kirkham DCE Tip to Bamber Bridge DCE Sidings.
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47569 arrives at Dawlish.10 viewsIn the days when a cross country holiday train from the West Country on a summer Saturday warranted 9 coaches, a buffet car & 2 full brakes for the luggage, 47569 complete with silver roof, arrives at Dawlish with a Plymouth to Newcastle working on the 28th May 1987. Happy Days!
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Class 40, 40099 at Preston.9 viewsClass 40, 40099 is on an engineers train stood in Platform 3 at Preston Station, during Sunday engineering work in September 1978.

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Class 104 DMU at Southport.9 viewsA joint open day was held at Southport on the 28th September 1985, between British Rail and the Steamport Museum, situated in the former Southport MPD. A shuttle service was oprated between the station and the museum by a Class 104, 2-Car DMU. On tracks now lifted, 53469 & 54175 run along the link from the station towards the former St Lukes station, before reversing into the Museum yard.
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97020 at Reading Depot.9 viewsThe former shunter at the Reading Signal Works was Ruston & Hornsby 88DS, number 97020. Made redundant by a class 06, transferred from Scotland, the 1957 built loco is seen at Reading Diesel Depot on the 15th November 1981.
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Class 76s at Woodhead.9 viewsA pair of unidentified Multiple Fitted Class 76s, Climb towards Woodhead Tunnel with an empty train of HAA coal hoppers in August 1977. The train is passing Woodhead Signalbox, dating from 1954, complete with the signalmans Honda 50 motorcycle at the bottom of the steps. The train will have come from Fiddlers Ferry Power Station over the now closed line from Warrington to Godley Junction, where the Tommies will have taken over from diesel traction.
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76001 at Torside.9 viewsPioneer production series Class 76, 76001 passes Torside in the Longdendale Valley, as it climbs up towards Woodhead with a train of vacuum fitted 21Ton Coal Hoppers in August 1977. Built in 1950 at Gorton Works, numbered 26001, the locomotive was sent to Ilford for trials, before operating on the first electrified section of the Manchester-Sheffield line that was energised in 1952. 76001 was withdrawn from service in November 1980, Eight months before closure of the line in July 1981.

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Class 52, D1029 at Swindon Works.9 viewsWestern Class 52, D1029-'Western Legionnaire' awaits its fate in the company of a condemned brake van in the scrapping area at Swindon Works in July 1977. The locomotive was built at Swindon in 1964.
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Class 52, D1033 at Swindon Works.9 viewsClass 52, D1033-'Western Trooper' heads a row of withdrawn Westerns at Swindon Works in July 1977. Several of the locomotives had their cabs sheeted over to prevent water ingress and glass damage. D1033 was a product of Crewe Works and was built in 1964. The loco was not scrapped until 1979.
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Class 47 47042 at Bamber Bridge.9 viewsWith a dusting of snow on the ground, Class 47, 47042 brings a lengthy Severn Tunnel Junction to Carlisle freight out of the loop at Bamber Bridge on the 22nd March 1978. These were the last days of long distance wagon load freights making the diversion off the WCML and using the East Lancashire Line to Blackburn in order to access the S&C.
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Class 47, 47157 at St Austell.8 viewsClass 47, 47157 stands on the Down Line at St Austell with the coaches that have formed part of the Motorail Service from Kensington Olympia. The Cars still on the Carflat Wagons have been detached from the rear of the train, and can be glimpsed on the left hand side of the scene, as expectant holidaymakers make their way off the platform to be re-united with their vehicles. Such civilised ways of taking your car to Cornwall have long been abondoned. 27th July 1980.
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