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Class 31 Diesel - D583819 views18/05/1964 - Only picture I have got of a diesel coming through Great Harwood - Class 31, D5838 (A Sheffield loco - Wath) passes into the station heading from the Padiham direction with a special 1X15 detoured around the loop line at Rose Grove, heading for the coast from Yorkshire00000
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LMS Stanier 4-6-0 Black 5 - 4495015 viewsWhit Monday - 18/05/1964 - LMS Stanier Black 5 - 44950 approaches Great Harwood Station past the remains of the carriage sheds on the right heading for Blackburn and the coast on 1Z12 to Southport.00000
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LMS Stanier Black 5 - 45377 67 views27/07/1963 -"Return of the Blackpool Belle" - Blackpool LMS Stanier Black 5 - 45377 discharges some its passengers in the late evening at Great Harwood Station with a returning seaside special IP61 before proceeding onto Padiham, Rose Grove, Burnley & Colne.00000
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LMS Hughes "Crab" 2-6-0 - 42732 67 views21/06/1962 - Almost fresh out of Horwich works earlier in the month, LMS Hughes "Crab" 2-6-0 42732 prepares to collect carriage stock from the nearby carriage works for 1T95 to Southport00000
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LMS Hughes 2-6-0 "Crab" - 427176 viewsLMS Hughes 2-6-0 "Crab" - 42717 heading from its home base at Rose Grove, captured here running at speed from Great Harwood station having passed Unity Bridge and with Albert street on the right towards Meadow Street Bridge with a fitted van freight on a loop line diversion
b/w photograph G Robinson.
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LMS Stanier class 4 2-6-4 MT Tank - 4248514 viewsNo details of when this was taken but the coach cleaning sheds in the distant right are well intact.
Taken from the Railway crossing Bridge on the station - LMS Stanier class 4 2-6-4 MT Tank - 42485 picking up passengers possibly on one of the last passenger services to Blackburn which finished in 1957.
42485 was a local Darwen engine until 15/04 /1961.
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LNER Gresley K4 - 2-6-0 - 61994 -"The Great Marquess"18 views04/05/63 - 3442 (61994) "The Great Marquess" on a RCTS tour heads towards Great Harwood between Mill Lane & Whalley road on "The Dalesman" Railtour
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LNER Gresley K4 - 2-6-0 - 61994 -"The Great Marquess"14 views04/05/63 - 3442 (61994) "The Great Marquess" on a RCTS tour heads towards Great Harwood between Mill Lane & Whalley road on "The Dalesman" Railtour
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LNER Gresley K4 - 2-6-0 - 61994 -"The Great Marquess"13 views04/05/63 - 3442 (61994) "The Great Marquess" on a RCTS tour heads towards Great Harwood between Mill Lane & Whalley road on "The Dalesman" Railtour
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LMS Stanier 2-6-4 Class 4 Tank 4254612 viewsLostock Hall Engine - 2-6-4 Tank 42546 heads for Great Harwood here leaving Martholme viaduct. Apparently the viaduct is in better condition now than Ribblehead and it hasnt been used for 50 years.00000
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LMS Stanier Black 5 - 45269?13 viewsLMS Stanier Black 5 - 45269? about to cross Whalley Road Bridge into Great Harwood on 1T52, a Holiday special to the seaside.
The Bungalows along Mill Lane can just be seen on the far left
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LMS Stanier 4-6-0 Black 5 - 45373 10 viewsLMS Stanier 4-6-0 Black 5 - 45373 approaches Whalley Rd Bridge (now removed) after leaving Martholme viaduct33333
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LMS Stanier Black 5 4-6-0 - 45205 7 views02/06/1963 LMS Stanier Black 5 4-6-0 - 45205 arriving at Great Harwood passing the old Coach cleaning sheds coming from Rose Grove & Padiham this time on another seaside special 1T80.
b/w picture G Robinson
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LMS Stanier 4-6-0 Black 5 - 4520522 views21/07/1962 - LMS Stanier Black 5 45205 at Great Harwood station on 1T65 - a bank holiday day trip to Blackpool - these specials were very popular - note the number of people waiting and surprisingly how the colours and fashions of the 1960`s of the clothing have shown up00000
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LMS Stanier 4-6-0 Black 5 - 452058 views21/07/1962 - LMS Black 5 - 45205 with 1T65 leaving Great Harwood station for Blackburn and onto Blackpool on a wakes week holiday special.
B & W photograph G Robinson.
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LMS Stanier 4-6-0 Black 5 - 4494911 views27/07/1964 - With Great Harwood station in the background LMS Stanier 4-6-0 Black 5 - 44949 sets off with empty coaching stock 3T46 towards Blackburn for probably 1P46 for another seaside special.00000
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