Tuesday 20th March 2012

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Day off work, Lancashire Day Ranger ensued! Some required track successfully scratched and then 142 bashing!

For the record, the required track was Preston-Ormskirk-Sandhills, Sandhills-Southport, Sandhills-Kirkby-Wigan Wallgate.
 

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Nice photos dude! thanks for sharing :) liking photo 7 of 10, highlighting the 2 types of train! I presume years ago there wasnt the need to change at Kirkby!? :lol: & the final piccy, Blackpool South?

Sadly im not treated to any 142/3/4's at Derby & ive never seen one come through :( They would be ideal on the Matlock line surely with the extra coach for busy Sundays, better visibilty for the sights of Derbyshire & the extra 'bike' space!
 

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Nice photos dude! thanks for sharing :) liking photo 7 of 10, highlighting the 2 types of train! I presume years ago there wasnt the need to change at Kirkby!? :lol: & the final piccy, Blackpool South?

Sadly im not treated to any 142/3/4's at Derby & ive never seen one come through :( They would be ideal on the Matlock line surely with the extra coach for busy Sundays, better visibilty for the sights of Derbyshire & the extra 'bike' space!
Ta, fella :)

Yes, that is Blackpool South! The end of my local line!
I was quite surprised by the amount of pairs of 142s that were out that day. I did 057+033 in a pair from Wigan Wallgate to Southport and then to Manchester Victoria. I did that on the off chance it might be a Pacer! If not, the option would be to see what was on the Liverpool-Blackpool North circuit. Anyway, I saw 057 and thought 'that'll do!', then I noticed 033 tagged on the back! It were case of 'strap me in'! When I got to Man Vic, I just missed a pair heading for Blackpool North but there was ANOTHER pair (056+046) going out to Rochdale and then Blackburn! Good move for me as I then did 014 to Blackpool South and then for an hour and a bit wait for 037 back as far as St. Annes-On-The-Sea. The wait at South was done in the comfort of a leather sofa and a pint of cider in hand in the local 'spoons!

On a sad note, it turned out to be the last day of my camera as I dropped the blasted thing in the stair well of the lead car on 037 as I was getting off! I didn't lose the camera to the cess (!) but the lens was open at the time (as I was hoping to grab one more shot at St. Annes) and it kind of bent beyond repair! So that was G.O for my camera :cry: So I'm off into town tommorrow to get a new one! :D
 
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Ta, fella :)

Yes, that is Blackpool South! The end of my local line!
I was quite surprised by the amount of pairs of 142s that were out that day. I did 057+033 in a pair from Wigan Wallgate to Southport and then to Manchester Victoria. I did that on the off chance it might be a Pacer! If not, the option would be to see what was on the Liverpool-Blackpool North circuit. Anyway, I saw 057 and thought 'that'll do!', then I noticed 033 tagged on the back! It were case of 'strap me in'! When I got to Man Vic, I just missed a pair heading for Blackpool North but there was ANOTHER pair (056+046) going out to Rochdale and then Blackburn! Good move for me as I then did 014 to Blackpool South and then for an hour and a bit wait for 037 back as far as St. Annes-On-The-Sea. The wait at South was done in the comfort of a leather sofa and a pint of cider in hand in the local 'spoons!

On a sad note, it turned out to be the last day of my camera as I dropped the blasted thing in the stair well of the lead car on 037 as I was getting off! I didn't lose the camera to the cess (!) but the lens was open at the time (as I was hoping to grab one more shot at St. Annes) and it kind of bent beyond repair! So that was G.O for my camera :cry: So I'm off into town tommorrow to get a new one! :D
Oh dear, at least the camera went out in a blaze of glory!? :) Yes thats a fair few 'pairs' presumably being cobbled together for a few busy school/commuter runs later in the day!? Ah the site of a train type that you want, isnt it a top moment!? Also its amazing how quick time goes on these rail days, doesnt evaporate so quick when your at work!!

Again, where i live just doesnt see any Pacers, which is a shame. The transition from 1st gen DMU's in my area was strictly reserved for Sprinters, which i despised as a teenager but now, well the've grown on me (a bit) :)

Hope the cider went down well anyway :) & your now in the company of glorious new digi cam? Anyway talking about 1st Gen DMU's heres a few more pics of my visit to the ELR DMU day & Ecclesbourne Valley recently :) taken with my camera thats come close to falling into the Gents urinal at Bolton Street :lol:
 

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