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With semaphores still the order of the day at Barnetby on 3rd August 2005, a Central Trains class 153 heads east with a service for Cleethorpes.

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On the same date and a few miles further east, a TransPennine Express class 158* has just passed Brocklesby East Junction as it heads to Cleethorpes, with the Humber refinery and Immingham Docks cranes in the distance. 

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* At this date the original FirstGroup/Keolis TransPennine Express franchise had only been operating for around 18 months and the Siemens built Desiro class 185s were on order.

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On 12th May 2021 a TransPennine Express class 185 heads west along the Calder Valley, approaching the site of the former Cooper Bridge station.  The camera is level - the embankment is on a rising gradient for the bridge that spans the river Calder a little further west.

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TPE class 185s don't have any scheduled day time workings along the Calder Valley, but they are reasonably frequent visitors and the line is used as a diversionary route when there are operational issues along the booked route via Huddersfield.  This working was 5P26, 10.41 York Siemens Trans Systems to Manchester Victoria (13.02), with a booked return, 5P27 later in the afternoon.

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A brace of Sprinters entering Ruswarp with the first Middlesbrough - Whitby train of the day, 30th March 2021.

Always loved the simple elegance of this bridge but never managed to snap a train on it until recently.

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I had to crop this by about 50% to position the train in the right place, but it would be much better with one of the oil trains stretched along the sea wall though!  This is the Millennium Coastal Park at Llanelli, looking towards Burry Port; August 2017.

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Good to finally get some sun in West Yorkshire.

 

On 27th May 2021 a Northern Trains class 158, with the urban skyline of Leeds suburbs in the background, passes Freightliner's Midland Road maintenance facility at Hunslet with 2L59, 09.32 Leeds to Sheffield. 

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On 27/05/2021 at 13:18, 4630 said:

Good to finally get some sun in West Yorkshire.

 

On 27th May 2021 a Northern Trains class 158, with the urban skyline of Leeds suburbs in the background, passes Freightliner's Midland Road maintenance facility at Hunslet with 2L59, 09.32 Leeds to Sheffield. 

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In the good old days it was a Class 144.  Bit to posh now in Barnsley!!

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31 minutes ago, charliepetty said:

In the good old days it was a Class 144.  Bit to posh now in Barnsley!!

 

Just for you Charlie - a Northern Rail 144 at the same location on 27th August 2015, working 2L22, Sheffield to Leeds. 

 

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Approaching Mirfield on 3rd June 2021 and eking out its final few months with Northern Trains, a class 153 in the debranded livery of former operator Northern Rail is paired with a class 158, working 2R94 from Leeds to Wigan North Western.

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For those interested this image was taken from the end of the platform at Mirfield looking east, as shown in this Google map reference.

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A busy moment just west of Mirfield station at 18.19 on 3rd June 2021.

 

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A pair of TransPennine Express services pass a Network Rail infrastructure test train.

 

Left to right - 1Q67 York Thrall Europa to Wigan North Western, 1K28 Hull to Manchester Piccadilly, 1K29 Manchester Piccadilly to Hull.

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On 4th June 2021, in bright morning sunshine, a pair of TransPennine Express class 185s round the curve from Bradley Junction towards Deighton with a service from Redcar Central to Manchester Airport...

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... and alternatively, just for a change, in B&W (mainly 'cos the glint on the rails, shows up a bit better IMHO).

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