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Fastline Freight 56303 at Lea Marston working a well loaded 4O90 13.36 Birch Coppice-Grain on 23/10/07.
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Repainted into large logo livery during its final months in service with EWS, 56078 passes Claymills with 6M47 09.11 Aldwarke-Wolverhampton Steel Terminal on 13/10/03.
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Loadhaul branded 60064 'Back Tor' at Claymills with 6M11 08.34 Washwood Heath-Peak Forest RMC empties on 29/05/03.
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Virgin Celebrity repaint 86233 'Alstom Heritage' at Ansty with 1G37 16.50 Euston-Wolverhampton on 12/07/03.
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DB Schenker's latest paint job.......67026 'Diamond Jubilee' passing Attenborough returning to Toton.....A spanish built loco owned by the Germans with a half baked Union Jack on the side......it could only happen in this country....Rule Britania !!!
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60063 at Willington with a 6Z15 Burton-Warrington, moving some china clay tanks on 29/03/12. The long closed Willington Power Station provides a backdrop.
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86609 partners 86627 on 4M54 10.10 Tilbury-Crewe through Lichfield on 28/03/12.
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Colas Rail 47739 'Robin of Templecombe' works 6E07 06.00 Washwood Heath-Boston Docks steel through Ancaster on 29/03/12.
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DRS 66428 passes Litchfield on 28/03/12 with 4S44 12.16 Daventry-Coatbridge.
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86501.....4M81 07.30 Felixstowe-Crewe......Lichfield....28/03/12.
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47222 the former 'Appleby Frodingham'........passing Stenson jcn on 07/07/93 with empty MAT cartics to Washwood Heath.
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GBRf 66706 works the 6Z97 14.37 Beeston-Cardiff Tidal loaded scrap past Catholme on 28/03/12.
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Tidy 66027 on 6M46 12.54 WO Aldwarke-Crewe at Catholme after delivering scrap rail off cuts for recycling...similar trains run once a week to Westbury & March......28/03/12.
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60087 'Slioch' in coal livery & petrolium decaled 56036 outside Toton on 02/08/92.
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Harry Needle's 20901+20905 lead a 7X09 11.42 Old Dalby-Amersham S-stock move at Catholme with 20227+20142 on the rear....28/03/12.
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Harry Needle's 20901+20905 lead a 7X09 11.42 Old Dalby-Amersham S-stock move at Catholme with 20227+20142 on the rear....28/03/12.
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66001 passes Portway with a lightweight 6G45 16.42 Toton-Bescot.......28/03/12.
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After a stop in Elford loop 20901+20905 shatter the peace at Portway as they continue their journey with 7X09 11.42 Old Dalby-Amersham S-stock move on 28/03/12.
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20227 & 20142 tail 7X09 11.42 Old Dalby-Amersham at Portway on 28/03/12.
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37706+37895 pass Claymills with 6G32 09.44 Toton-Bescot on 29/01/04.
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47828 drags 86229 through Coleshill with a diverted 1G25 Euston-Birmingham....03/08/03
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66183 passes Catholme with 6K50 15.13 Toton-Crewe on 28/03/12.
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Trainload Coal livery 56005 screams through Stanton Gate with a southbound MGR on 07/07/93.
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Withdrawn BR blue 56026 & 56122 in Toton for componet recovery on 02/08/92.
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Work stained 60071 'Ribblehead Viaduct' works 6E54 10.34 (Q) Kingsbury-Humber through Chellaston on 29/03/12.
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East Midland Trains livery 153313 works a Derby-Crewe service past Willington on 29/03/12.
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A sight that puts a lump in your throat........ 60081 fronts a line up of 14 stored 60's in a weed infested part of Toton yard, in the distance another line of 10.......29/03/12.
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66005 heads north out of Toton with coal empties passing the class 60 scraplines. Note the different shades of EWS red !!!
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60042 fronts 10 stored 60's in Toton Yard on 29/03/12.
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Withdrawn GWR green 'celebrity' 60081 (Isambard Kingdom Brunel) now faded with mould on the windows in the scrapline at Toton. Note the locking bar on the door handles.
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20132 & 20090 both in Railfreight grey pull into Derby on the 13/08/92 with empty stock for the 1E85 09.25 service to Skegness.
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.....leaving Derby
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20132 & 20090 reverse the empty stock out the the carriage sidings at Skegness........13/08/92.
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20090 & 20132 wait time at Skegness........13/08/92.
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Ex-DRS 66416 works Freightliner's 4O27 Garston-Southampton through Tamworth on 25/07/12.
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86501 4L75 09.58 Crewe-Felixstowe......Tamworth.....25/07/12
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Colas Railfreight 56094 thuds through Weston-on-Trent with 6E07 11.51 Washwood Heath-Boston on 25/07/12.
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Dwarfed by Ratcliffe on Soar Power station 70015 passes with 6L87 Earles-West Thurrock loaded cement on 25/07/12.
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A depressing scene.....the remains of Willington power station and 66016 on load 1 (6G45 Toton-Bescot) 25/07/12.
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GBRf's 66720 in its garish 'Night 'n' Day' livery powers past North Staffs Jcn with the heavily laiden 6V88 16.50 Beeston-Cardiff Tidal loaded scrap on 25/07/12.The site of Willington Power Station provides the backdrop.
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Colas 56094 with 6M08 Boston-Washwood Heath loaded steel at Lockington, 25/07/12.
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66546 at Branston, 26/07/12.
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66035 at Chellaston with 6E54 Kingsbury-Lindsey on 26/07/12.
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Colas 'Grid' 56094 thuds past Chellaston with 6E07 11.51 Washwood Heath-Boston on 26/07/12.
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66526 'Driver Steve Dunn (George)' at Barrow on Trent with 6M49 12.41 Barrow Hill-Rugeley loaded coal 26/07/12.
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66544....Barrow on Trent.....26/07/12.
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Colas 66850 passing ripe oilseed rape at Willington with the recently acquired 6Z97 WFO 13.36 Sinfin-Grangemouth BP tanks on 26/07/12.
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4965 'Rood Aston Hall' passing Small Heath with a Tyseley-Leicester charter on 15/12/12.
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London Midland 3-car 172343 passing 172213 at Bordeseley on 15/12/12, Birmingham City Centre forms the backdrop.
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Chiltern 67013 works the 1R25 11.06 Marylebone-Birmingham Moor Street past Bordeseley on 15/12/12. The sidings on the left served the former STVA car terminal.
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DRS 47810 passes Tyseley with the final 'Cruise Saver' boat train (10.50 Southampton Western Docks-Edinburgh) on 15/12/12.
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67013 works 1H24 13.55 Birmingham Moor Street-Marylebone through the partly derelict station at Small Heath on 15/12/12.
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Modern class 168001 contrasts with the decaying surroundings at Tyseley, 15/12/12. The severed pointwork in the foreground severed a STVA car terminnal.
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60045 'The Permanant Way Institution' passes Elford with 6E41 11.16 Westerleigh-Lindsey on 18/10/07.
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DCR 31190 in BR Green livery passes Hatton North Junction with a 6Z31 Eastleigh-Chaddesden conveying repaired JRA box wagons on 06/04/13.
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60059 at Hatton North Junction with 6E55 13.00 Theale-Lindsey on 06/05/13.
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66616 6M51 11.45 (Q) Immingham-Ratcliffe passing Catholme on 06/05/13.
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66046, with peeling paint on the roof, works 6G45 16.50 Toton-Bescot through Catholme on 06/05/13.
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GBRf Type 1's 20901 & 20905 front 7X09 11.42 Old Dalby-Amersham S-stock move at Catholme on 06/05/13.
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HNRC pair 20314 & 20311 tail 7X09 11.42 Old Dalby-Amersham at Wichnor Junction on 06/05/13.
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Arriva Cross Country 170635 works a Nottingham-Cardiff service through Water Orton on 06/05/13......time for chips !!!
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66091 passes Toton depot with Kingsbury-Lindsey fuel empties.....20/07/13
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Camouflaged 60081 in the scrap line at Toton....20/07/13.
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A grey and dreary morning at Toton that befits the scene...... 23 withdrawn class 60's lined up awaiting their fate....20/07/13.
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Withdrawn 60006 with some British Steel blue paint showing through.
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One of Toton's 'super shunters'.........60035 runs down to the yard.....20/07/13.
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The first class 60 to be withdrawn, 60098 now heavily robbed of parts, alongside withdrawn yet still named 60008 'Sir William McAlpine'..........20/07/13.
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A general view from 'The Bank' at Toton on 20/07/13, the line of 23 withdrawn class 60's dominate the secene with 6 more also visible.
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TATA STEEL livery 60099 outside Toton on 20/07/13 alongside 60001 which is part way through its overhaul.
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Compas Tours 'The Jolly Fisherman' (Hooton-Skegness) Passes North Staffs Jcn behind 37419+20312 on 20/07/13.
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60092...6M57 Lindsey-Kingsbury......Branston.....20/07/13.
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East Midlands Trains 222018 hurries past Souldrop with 1C35 10.29 Sheffield-St.Pancras....29/03/14.
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66200 runs down the bi-directional slow at Souldrop on the Midland Mainline with 11.30 Bletchley-Peak Forest on 29/03/14.
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EMT 43054 leads 1B38 11.32 Nottingham-St.Pancras at Souldrop on 29/03/14.
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43075 approaches Wellingborough leading EMT's 1D32 12.15 St.Pancras-Nottingham service on 29/03/14.
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222016....Finedon Road, Wellingborough.....1C45 12.29 Sheffield-St.Pancras....29/03/14.
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EMT 43048 at Irthlingborough Road, Wellingbororough leading 1D37 13.15 St.Pancras-Nottingham on 29/03/14.
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222007....1D39 13.29 St.Pancras-Nottingham......Irthlingborough Road, Wellingborough.......29/03/14.
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66066 approaches Wellingborough on the bi-directional slow line working a 11.08 Leagrave Jn-Toton North Yard engineers train on 29/03/14.
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Celebrity power car 43049 which in Jan 2014 celebrated 30 years named 'Neville Hill'. With the original plates still attached it approaches Wellingborough with 1D42 14.15 St.Pancras-Nottingham,29/03/14.
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EMT 43081 emerges from the confines of Irthlingborough Road bridge, Wellingborough on 29/03/14. Clearly this structure will need replacing when the Midland Mainline is electrified here.
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Rusty 66603 with rusty VTG JNA's in tow forming the 15.13 Luton Cresent Road-Mountsorrel approaching Wellingborough on 29/03/14.
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43048 passes under the impressive bridge over the MML at Souldrop on 29/03/14. Work started here the following Monday to raise it to accomodate the forthcoming electrification.
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A long distance view of Souldrop bridge before it gets modified for the MML electrification as 222017 tackles Sharnbrook bank with 1M51 16.01 St.Pancras-Corby on 29/03/14.
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DB stickered 66099 (shame it wasn't 60099 !) exits Elford loop with 6M57 07.15 Lindsey-Kingsbury on 31/07/15.
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DB stickered 66197 works a 6X01 10.07 Doncaster Decoy - Eastleigh out of Elford loop on 31/07/15.
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Rust stained 66613 passes the gallery at Elford on 31/07/15 with 6M49 66613 Immingham - Rugeley B Power Station imported coal.
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66130 at Catholme with 4O76 16:36 Burton-on-Trent West yard - Southampton Western Docks.....31/07/15.
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On test Colas 60096, with 66221 as insurance, works DB Schenker's 6X45 17.20 Toton-Bescot through Burton on Trent on 31/07/15.
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First Group 'barbie' livery 66725 'Sunderland' at Burton on Trent with a 6M08 13.22 Tunstead-Small Heath. Note two of the ex-FLHH MJA's have gained GBRf blue....31/07/15.
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66731 'Interhub GB' approaches Burton on Trent with 6V80 14.55 West Burton PS-Portbury loaded gypsum on 31/07/15.
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67008 & 67023 top 'n' tail a 1Z21 Paddington-Derby NMT substitute away from Burton on Trent on 31/07/15.
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66731 'Interhub GB' at Lea Marston working 6E89 05.00 Portbury-Hexthorpe yard gypsum empties on 08/08/15.
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60011 at Stenson Bubble with 6E54 10.40 Kingsbury-Humber empties on 08/08/15.
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DCR pair 56303 & 56103 pass Derby Litchurch Lane with a 6Z35 17.00 Chaddesden-Cradiff Tidal scrap empties on 08/08/15.
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DCR pair 56303 & 56103 pass Catholme with a 6Z35 17.00 Chaddesden-Cradiff Tidal scrap empties on 08/08/15.
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DCR pair 56303 & 56103 pass the mothballed yard at Washwood Heath with a 6Z35 17.00 Chaddesden-Cradiff Tidal scrap empties on 08/08/15.
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DCR pair 56303 & 56103 at Saltley with a 6Z35 17.00 Chaddesden-Cradiff Tidal scrap empties on 08/08/15. The landmark gasometers are being dismantled, note the crane inside !
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DRS 68004 at Burbage Common with 6U76 08.59 Crewe-Mountsorrel ballast empties on 12/08/15.
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DRS 'super shunter' 37714 stabled in Daventry International Railfreight Terminal (DIRFT) on 12/08/15.
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Fastline Freight 56302 at Kingsbury with the short lived 4O90 13.36 Birch Coppice-Grain on 21/03/07. Note RFS livery 20145 in the scrapyard and a 66 shunting scrap wagons.