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Manchester Victoria Lancashire 8th June 1968

Manchester Victoria Lancashire 8th June 1968
Totally rebuilt since this view Manchester Victoria station was an impressive place in 1968. British Railways steam finished in the Manchester area at the end of June 1968 and Black 5 4-6-0 45076, seen here in the banker's road, was sent to the scrapyard.
Added on December 15, 2016

Patricroft Lancashire 5th June 1968

Patricroft Lancashire 5th June 1968
British Railways Standard Caprotti 5MT 4-6-0 73143 and Stanier 8F 2-8-0s 48749 & 48553 deep inside Manchester Patricroft New Shed.
Added on November 12, 2016

Preston Station Lancashire 1st August 1968

Preston Station Lancashire 1st August 1968
Preston station & the signals are pulled off for Black 5 4-6-0 45212 heading north with a very short freight train. A gaggle of people on the platform are, myself included, taking in a sight very soon to disappear forever on British Railways.

45212 went…
Added on April  4, 2016

Barry Island Glamorgan South Wales 12th October 1968

Barry Island  Glamorgan South Wales 12th October 1968
Southern S15 4-6-0 30841 is seen in the right background while Great Western Hall Class 4-6-0 4979 Wooton Hall is at a lower level back-to-back with another Hall 4942 Maindy Hall. A rail-mounted crane is behind the S15.

4979 was built at Swindon in 1930…
Added on March 18, 2016

Newton Heath Manchester 21st June 1968

Newton Heath Manchester 21st June 1968
Deep inside Newton Heath steam shed 8F 48529 simmers in the shadows.
Added on April 12, 2015

Bolton 48652 Lancashire 8th June 1968

Bolton 48652 Lancashire 8th June 1968
Bolton steam shed, Stanier 8F 48652, 8th June 1968. The engine is fitted with a small buffer beam snow plough. Two Drewry diesel shunters including D2234 alongside. The signals on the far left are on the Manchester to Bolton line.
Added on February 27, 2006

Burnley Rose Grove Lancashire 1st August 1968

Burnley Rose Grove Lancashire 1st August 1968
Burnley Rose Grove, Lancashire outside the steam shed. Stanier 8F 2-8-0 48348 is on a coal train heading west, 1st August 1968.

Note the gaggle of enthusiasts on the cutting side in the background enjoying the view before the final end of steam on BR 3…
Added on February 27, 2006

Burnley Rose Grove Lancashire 1st August 1968

Burnley Rose Grove Lancashire 1st August 1968
Burnley Rose Grove shed. Various Stanier 8F and Black 5 steam engines including 48237 & 45110 near the pits in front of the shed building, 1st August 1968.

A gaggle of spotters observe a white-shirted, and hence not a railwayman, cleaner working on 4511…
Added on February 27, 2006

Todmorden/Burnley Copy Pit, 1st August 1968

Todmorden/Burnley Copy Pit, 1st August 1968
The End of Steam on British Railways. A few days before the end at Copy Pit signal box , between Burnley and Todmorden.

LMS Stanier 8F 2-8-0 48519 had just banked a diesel hauled freight westwards from Todmorden. There is only one Brownie b/w photo of i…
Added on February 27, 2006

THEN Guide Bridge Manchester 4th May 1968

THEN Guide Bridge Manchester 4th May 1968
Sidings just east of Guide Bridge station on the Great Central Woodhead Route from Manchester to Sheffield in May 1968. EM1 electric E26014 waits to leave the up sidings. A line of at least 3 stabled electrics can be seen behind.

This photo was taken fr…
Added on February 27, 2006