After 35 years service (Date to traffic November 14 1964) the end comes for 47 051 at Wigan
Fifty years ago, when I was a young trainspotter, this would have been the equivalent of Hell freezing over! An ex-Great Western Castle Class would never have appeared along this line, which I use... (more)
An old shot from 1979. The Class 87s have now retired and most are being shipped to Bulgaria for use on freight trains. These locos were the premier motive power on the West Coast Main Line for n... (more)
An old shot from 1981. A trio of Class 40s keep company with a Class 47, a Class 25 and a Class 08 at Wigan Springs Branch Depot. The coal yards can be seen i nthe background as this was colliery... (more)
With the Class 87s just having been retired and most due for sale to Bulgaria for use on freight trains, I thought I'd u[pload this old shot from 1979. These locos were the premier motive power on... (more)
The winter sun lights up an 87 as it dashes South with an express past Springs Branch MPD. Unfortunately, this is well and truly Pendolino territory now.