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2440 viewsBlack 5 44945 pulls a freight out of Great Harwood station heading towards Blackburn 55555
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LMS Stanier 4-6-0 Black 5 44728 75 viewsLMS Stanier Black 5 44728 leaves Great Harwood station on 1T58, a holiday special to the coast.00000
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LMS Stanier 4-6-0 Black 5 4472884 views18/05/1964 - LMS Stanier Black 5 44728 waits to leave Great Harwood station at 11.25 am on 1T58, a holiday special to the Southport.

Some of these trains were quite long and the engine had to pull forward so the end of the train could fit in the station for passengers to board.
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LMS Hughes Crab - 42844308 views22nd September 1962 - LMS Crab - 42844 on the R.C.T.S. (Lancashire & N.W. Branch) "The Mid Lancs Railtour" captured approaching Harwood Rd Railway Bridge heading towards Great Harwood at Rishton.00000
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LMS Hughes "Crab" 2-6-0 - 42732 202 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 "Crab" 2-6-0 42732 80 viewsAugust 1963 - LMS Hughes "Crab" 2-6-0 42732 coming under Unity Bridge on the East Lancs loop line tender first with this short goods
heading for the Great Harwood Station just out of sight,
B/W photograph G Robinson.

My Father walking across "the fields" to work at GEC, Clayton -le-Moors at 7-00am when he manage d to capture this on his way.
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LMS Hughes Crab - 42732291 viewsAugust 1962 - LMS Hughes Crab - 42732 runs tender first with a short freight under Unity Bridge at 7.00 am towards the station.55555
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LMS Hughes 2-6-0 "Crab"- 42828103 views15/04/1963 LMS Hughes 2-6-0 "Crab"- 42828 leaving Great Harwood Station with 1Z12, a day trip to Southport00000
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15/04/1963 LMS Hughes 2-6-0 "Crab"- 42828107 views15/04/1963 LMS Hughes 2-6-0 "Crab"- 42828 arriving at Great Harwood Station passing the coach cleaning sheds with 1Z12, a day trip to Southport00000
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LMS Hughes 2-6-0 "Crab" - 42717100 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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312 viewscirca 1963 - LMS Mogel Crab - 42717 running downhill along Railway View (now Hamledon View) into Great Harwood Station with a fitted freight from Blackburn towards Padiham.11111
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LMS Hughes 2-6-0 "Crab" - 42729290 views15/04/1963 - LMS Hughes 2-6-0 "Crab" - 42729 -on !Z12 passing Great Harwood west signal box heading for the coast.00000
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LMS Stanier 2-6-4 Class 4 Tank 4254689 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 class 4 2-6-4 MT Tank - 42485133 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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305 viewsLocal Lower Darwen Engine - Stanier 2-6-4 Tank waits at Great Harwood Station on a holiday special to the coaast.00000
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