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EM1 class electric locomotive on a mineral train near Woodhead Tunnel.

EM1 class electric locomotive on a mineral train near Woodhead Tunnel.

L2535. The completion of the Woodhead Route electrification in 1954 saw steam services gradually give way to the new electric locomotives. Here we see one of the EM1 type Bo-Bo electrics hauling a mineral train on the approaches to Woodhead Tunnel. Services such as these would have previously been handled by the successful O4 class locomotives before handing them over to the EM1's.
qkwElectric Locomotive
alt_titleEM1 class electric locomotive on a mineral train near Woodhead Tunnel.
themesengineering achievements and industrial archaeology
socio-economic context
subjectElectrical apparatus - Overhead Wire Gantry
Railway Companies - British Railways
railway facilities - colour light signals
railway locomotives - main line locomotives
Railway tracks - Electrified line
Railway tracks - point rodding
Railway tracks - points
railways - Electric railways
Publisher
ContributorMuseum of Science & Industry in Manchester
Creatorpersonalname - Clarke, John
Datecreation - 1966-07
TypeNegatives - Black and White
Formatformat.original - 35mm acteate negative
Identifier1625_23
SourceJohn Clarke Collection - Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester
LanguageEN
Relationpart of - John Clarke Collection - Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester
copy of - Acetate Negative
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Woodhead, Cheshire (O.S. Ref: 408100 399200)
Location.Current Repository - Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester
point - 1966-07
RightsMuseum of Science & Industry in Manchester