47409 rounds the curve at Parkside with the Liverpool portion of a train from Scotland that will have divided at Preston. The lines in the foreground were the access to Parkside Colliery, which continued to produce coal until 1993. The former D1508, from the first batch of Brush Type 4s, was withdrawn from Gateshead in 1986 and scrapped by Vic Berry in Leicester three years later.

Location: Newton-le-Willows

Original line: Liverpool and Manchester Railway

Photographer: Mark Bartlett

Contact photographer: Mark Bartlett

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Date: 25/10/1980

Image number: 60742

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