Friday, 2 March 2018

Weekend Showcase - Liverpool to Manchester - 1985 to 1987

In this showcase we feature the Liverpool to Manchester route as seen from 1985 to 1987. As can be seen in the screenshots, during this time the Class 31 was certainly the predominant traction over the route. Although BR Blue was still very much the colour of choice in the period, new build DMU's in a variety of different regional liveries were also starting to appear, giving a very colourful feel to the area.

50011 stands at Liverpool Lime Street while awaiting departure for Penzance - April 1985

43012 approaches Liverpool Lime Street with the morning service from Bristol Temple Meads - December 1986

At Edge Hill, 142017 leads 142053 on a Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria service - September 1987

31311 leads an unidentified classmate through West Allerton on the final leg of it's journey from Great Yarmouth - July 1987

31461 awaits departure from Hunts Cross with a local service for Warrington - October 1987

Shortly before withdrawal, 45135 passes Warrington Central while working empty stock from Edge Hill to Longsight - 1st March 1987

37033 stands in the loop at Glazebrook East Junction with a short rake of tanks - February 1986

142005 stands at Irlam with an all stops service between Hunts Cross and Manchester Oxford Road - May 1987

31433 passes Deansgate with a Liverpool Lime Street to Sheffield service - August 1986

A year later, 47377 passes Manchester Oxford Road with a Sheffield to Liverpool Lime Street service - August 1987

87004 waits time at Manchester Piccadilly before working an evening service to London Euston - April 1986

303041 leaves Manchester Piccadilly with a service bound for Crewe - August 1987

If you have any questions about the rolling stock or repaints used above, feel free to leave a comment below.

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