APT at Euston The Advanced Passenger Train (APT) was British Rail's attempt to improve services on the London to Glasgow West Coast Main Line, using tilting trains to allow faster speeds around curves. Sadly, unreliability and technical problems resulted in the abandonment of the project. For a period in 1984, regular trial runs were made carrying railway staff, and units 370007 and 370006 are seen here arriving at London Euston on the 09.00 from Glasgow, on 23 March.
Class 31, Bare Lane After the Trans-Pennine multiple units were withdrawn, locomotive haulage returned to the Leeds to Lancaster route for a couple of years. Most loco-hauled trains terminated at Lancaster, but on Sundays the 13.56 from Leeds ran through to Morecambe, and is seen here at Bare Lane on 26 August 1984. The locomotive is 31442.
Class 26, Carlisle The Class 26 locomotives spent almost all their lives based in Scotland, and were particularly associated with the Far North and Kyle lines. They sometimes ventured over the border to Carlisle, where 26037 was seen on 28 April 1984, after arriving on a train from Glasgow via Dumfries.
Class 87, Hest Bank The Class 87 locomotives were introduced in 1973 in readiness for the extension of electrification from Crewe to Glasgow. 87022 "Cock o' the North" heads through Hest Bank, north of Lancaster, with the 14.05 Birmingham New Street to Glasgow and Aberdeen, on 12 May 1984.

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