Electric locomotive, No. 26020 | Science Museum Group Collection
Electric locomotive, British Railways, Class 76 (EM1) Bo-Bo (Overhead) No. 26020, built at Gorton Works in 1951, withdrawn in 1977.
The old bore at Woodhead
76052 breaks into the light after at trip through the Woodhead tunnel, on the left is the old tunnel long disused for railway purposes. Although the station is no longer open it still has this platform signed as platform 4, 3 is to the left of the loco and platforms 1 & 2 were facing the disused tunnel. On this platform was the signal box, the signaller was most helpful with information about what was in the tunnel. 76052 was built at Gorton Works as 26052 14/02/1953, it was withdrawn in…
British Railways Class EM1 1500vDC electric locomotive 26005 at Penistone, Yorkshire, c1957
Another image from an article in Transport Age, the BTC's magazine - this showing one of the Manchester - Sheffield - Wath electric freight locomotives (26005) newly in service on the recently electrified cross-Pennine 'Woodhead' route. The long, war-delayed, gestation of this ex-LNER scheme to electrify a main line was primarily aimed at dealing with the heavy freight the challenging line carried as seen here - a coal train from the Yorkshire coalfields running to a steelworks at Hawarden…
David Heys steam diesel photo collection - 03 - THE BEECHING AXE
THE BEECHING AXE If you're still smarting from all that sanctimonious guff spouted by Dr Richard Beeching who played 'eeny-meeny-miny-mo' over which line to close next, then you'd best skip this page...it makes for grim reading.
Guide Bridge Driver Nigel Danby
Many thanks to 'Pickled Kidney' for finding some of my old colour negs. I gave the original print to Nigel and never got round to reprinting it for myself. Nigel was an early loss to the team. He died of cancer at the far too early age of 44. During a period of remission, he returned to work long enough to be the fireman on 'Flying Scotsman' on one of it's visits to our area. A gentleman to work with and a consummate railwayman. He had a copy of every registration plate for every motorbike…