Martyn Hilbert's Railway Photography


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Class 502, M28354M at Hall Road.36 viewsFresh in blue & grey livery, M28354M stands in the centre siding at Hall Road in April 1979. The driving car has a broken centre window.55555
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Class 504, 77168 & 77182 at Woodlands Road.5 viewsAs a Manchester Victoria to Bury service departs from Woodlands Road on the 13th July 1991, formed of Class 504, M77168 & M77182, life goes on in Cardinal Street with the Manchester Evening News just being delivered to the local Newsagent shop. This image was recorded from the balcony of a flat above a row of shops overlooking the line. 1990 was the last full year of operation for the 1200v DC electric services.55555
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Ex BR Class 05s, D2587 & D2595 at Kearsley Power Station.0 viewsWith the structures of the mothballed power station at Kearsley as a backdrop, Ex BR Class 05 diesel shunters that had been CEGB Numbers 1 & 2 from Chadderton power station, were stored with other redundant CEGB North West Area locomotives on the evening of May 13th 1982. The power station opened in 1929 and closed in October 1980, Everything has since been demolished and cleared, and housing now covers the area.55555
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Class 104 E50563 at Lancaster Up Yard.3 viewsFollowing a minor derailment whilst entering Lancaster with a Leeds to Morecambe service on March 5th 1979, the following day the 4-Car Class 104 set was moved to what remained of the Up Yard at Lancaster for the set to be examined and minor repairs carried out prior to returning to its home depot at Neville Hill, Leeds. Nearest the camera was Composite Driving Trailer E50563. In attendance was a British Rail Commer/Dodge Van, reg no. URC 555S, which was almost new at the time! 55555
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Ruston Diesel - Leyland Metal Company.6 viewsAfter the Goods Yard at Leyland closed in 1968, the area was used by the Leyland Metal Company as a scrapyard. Still rail served, the scrap metal was loaded into 16 Ton Mineral Wagons, shunted about the yard by this Ruston 88DS Diesel Shunter. Built in 1956, works number 466626 the loco had previously worked for Bowater Packaging. It was also fitted with overhead wire warning plates, as the loco worked into a headshunt alongside the electrified WCML. This image was recorded on 28th September 1981.55555
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507023 at Freshfields.5 views507023 in original blue & grey livery, leads a 6-Car formation at Freshfields whilst working a Southport to Hunts Cross Service on the 1st September 1991.55555
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Class 502, M28347M at Sandills.12 viewsClass 502, M28347M in blue & grey livery brings up the rear of a Garston to Kirkby Service at Sandhills on a cold afternoon in January 1979.55555
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CO & CP Stock at Long Marston.7 viewsCars 53020 & 53048 have been grounded at Birds Scrapyard at Long Marston, prior to breaking up. 12th October 1981.55555
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507001 at Freshfield Station.15 viewsPioneer Class 507, 507001 still in original livery, calls at Freshfield with a Southport to Hunts Cross service on the 1st September 1991.55555
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Class 507, 507007 at Hall Road Station.7 viewsClass 507, 507007 in Merseyrail livery, leads a 6-car formation into Hall Road in July 1995, whilst working from Southport to Hunts Cross. The Depot is to the left of the station platforms.55555
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Class 304 (AM4) 035 at Stafford.2 viewsAlmost a total 1960's scene at Stafford on the evening of September 19th 1978, as Class 304, Set 035 still in 4-Car formation with its first class saloon calls en-route to Rugby. The station at Stafford was a product of the massive investment and upgrade of the Premier Line in the mid 1960's when the electrification was completed from Liverpool & Crewe to London Euston. The 304s shared the semi-fast services along with the AM10 units. The 304s were built in two batches at Wolverton with 45 sets being built.55555
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37130 at Bamber Bridge.1 viewsIn time-honoured fashion, Class 37 37130 digs in as it approaches Bamber Bridge with the Summer only Blackpool North to Sheffield working on May 29th 1982. This service had run out and back for many years and brought the welcome sight of an Eastern Region 37 or if you were lucky a 31, to the Lancashire Coast. 1982 was the last year of loco-haulage, in 1983 the service went over to DMU operation. The service did not operate in 1984, bringing to an end another chapter in BR Summer holiday traffic.55555
(2 votes)
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