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EM2 class electric locomotive on a passenger train near Woodhead.

EM2 class electric locomotive on a passenger train near Woodhead.

L2536. Two types of electric locomotive were built for the Woodhead Route. The eight-wheeled (Bo-Bo) EM1 type and the larger twelve-wheeled (Co-Co) versions known as EM2's. The terms Bo-Bo and Co-Co relate to the number of driven axles on each power bogie. Here we see EM2 number 27001, ARIADNE, hauling a passenger train through the scenery that made the Woodhead Route so spectacular. Each locomotive in the class was named after a Greek god or goddess, and they survived until being sold to Denmark in the 1970's.
qkwElectric Locomotive
alt_titleEM2 class electric locomotive on a passenger train near Woodhead.
themesengineering achievements and industrial archaeology
socio-economic context
subject
Electrical apparatus - Overhead Wire Gantry
Railway Companies - British Railways
railway facilities - colour light signals
railway locomotives - main line locomotives
Publisher
ContributorMuseum of Science & Industry in Manchester
Creatorpersonalname - Clarke, John
Datecreation - 1966-07
TypeNegatives - Black and White
Formatformat.original - 35mm acetate negative
Identifier1628_35
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