Class 104 BR&WC 2-car DMU 104 325 (DMCL 53424 + DMBS 53434) in Mexican Bean livery, stabled at Oban in October 1985. On Tour With the Class 13 Army.
Class 116 DMU, set 116 394 (53882 + 59345 + 53846) departing Glasgow Central, possibly on 12-10-85. Note the clocks on the platform to the left. On Tour With the Class 13 Army.
Class 126 DMU vehicles 51043 + 59404 + 51017 at Laurencekirk in May 1983 awaiting road movement to preservation on the Brechin Railway. They had been moved by rail from Dunfermline Townhill where they had been stored since withdrawal during the tendering process. Ian MacDonald.
Sc51043 leaves BR metals to start a new life in preservation. It is being lowered onto a low-loader at Laurenkirk which will take it to the Brechin Railway. May 1983. Ian MacDonald.
A Swindon Inter-City Class 126 DMU on Ayr depot, date unknown. Ian MacDonald.
DMUs in Kyle Street sidings, Ayr, date unknown, probably in the final days of the Class 126 Swindon DMUs, with two sets 126 408 (51038) and 126 413 (51043) visible. On the right are Class 107 and Class 101 vehicles. Ian MacDonald.
Three 2-car Cravens (later Class 105) DMUs at Hornsea Town station forming a Summer Saturday service to Hull - c.08/1964. Hornsea Town was the eastern terminus of the Hull and Hornsea branchline. The last passenger train between Hull and Hornsea ran on 19th October 1964. Goods traffic continued to use the line as far as Hornsea Bridge until 3rd May 1965. © 2018 - 53A Models of Hull Collection. Scanned by me from the original 35mm monochrome negative. 53A Models of Hull Collection.
Class 104 53523 leads a Preston to Ormskirk service along the former double track mainline at Pages Crossing, Ulnes Walton, just west of Midge Hall on the 11th September 1985. The white trackside building is an extended former crossing keepers cottage, an occupation crossing still serves farms on both sides of the railway here. Martyn Hilbert.
In blue/grey livery Class 108 M56263 & M50973 awaits departure from Burscough Junction with the 13.37 Ormskirk to Preston on June 21st 1980. To the right of the 108 is the disused former Up line, and platform and just visible in the distance on the far right is the siding connection to the MOF warehouses, linked via a flat crossing over the Ormskirk route and accessed from Burscough Bridge via the now lifted South Curve. Martyn Hilbert.
The single line token exchange is about to take place, As a Cravens Class 105 Power-Twin formed of cars M50765 & M50804 arrives at Rufford with the 17.19 Preston to Ormskirk service on May 13th 1981. The Ormskirk services were normally in the hands of Derby built Class 108s and the appearance of a Cravens unit was not common. Martyn Hilbert.
Accelerating away from Croston with a Preston to Ormskirk Service on the 26th September 1987, a Class 101 2-Car DMU with 53334 leading, passes over Club Lane Level Crossing. The former crossing keepers cottage on this former double track main line is on the right of this view. Martyn Hilbert.
Having just collected the single line token from the signal box at Midge Hall, a 2-Car Class 110 Calder Valley DMU with car 51835 leading, accelerates past the only remaining semaphore signal in the Preston area with a tea-time Preston to Ormskirk service on July 4th 1985. This particular working was a fill-in turn for a unit that had worked over the Pennines from Leeds to Preston, and brought an Eastern Region DMU set for one return trip over the Ormskirk line before heading back to Yorkshire. Martyn Hilbert.
With the former goods loading dock ramp in the foreground, a Class 104 2-Car DMU with M53529 leading, departs from Rufford with an Ormskirk to Preston Service on the 11th May 1988. For many years this unit had been a three car set working off Newton Heath Depot on Manchester Victoria to Blackpool North Services. By the time this image was recorded the unit had lost its centre car and was having an extended life as the newly introduced class 142s were starting to have reliability issues. Martyn Hilbert.
A class 101 2-Car DMU, with M53307 leading, comes out of the passing loop at Rufford with a Preston to Ormskirk Service on the 4th October 1986. The cab front has received a custom black window surround. Martyn Hilbert.
Having picked up the single-line token from the box at Midge Hall, a Class 101 power twin with 53334 closest form a Preston to Ormskirk service on 26th September 1987. Martyn Hilbert.
A Class 108 formed of cars M50973 + M56263 stands in the rationalised splendour of Burscough Junction whilst working the 12.57 Preston to Ormskirk service on June 21st 1980. Martyn Hilbert.
A scene which sums up the downfall of a one-time main line route, On Midsummers Day, June 21st 1980 a Cravens Class 105 Power-Twin (the Motor Brake Second noted as M50768), arrives at Croston with the 13.37 Ormskirk to Preston service. The station was still equipped with vintage LMS concrete lamps on the one remaining operational platform. The former main line was singled in the early 1970s, and the one-time Goods Yard became a Timber Yard. Martyn Hilbert.
A 4-car ER Class 104 with Leeds on the destination blind heads away from Clapham, Yorkshire, in the early 1980s. Graeme Phillips Collection.
A Class 101 DMU with E51513 closest at Alston, Cumbria, on 01/05/1976 with a 'SLS Alston Farewell' railtour. This was the last day of services on the Alston branch. Graeme Phillips Collection.
Class 100 Inspection Saloon DB975349 (formerly E51116) and DB975539 (formerly E56101) are seen standing in platform 9 of Newcastle station in 1990. Graeme Phillips Collection.