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A brochure by the manufacturers of the new electric locomotives for the newly-electrified Woodhead route.
This document was published in December 1954 by Metropolitan Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd.
It was written by Metropolitan Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd.
The original document format was Bound Booklet, and comprised 13 pages.
This document was kindly sourced from John Ambler . It was added to the Archive on 27th January 2011 by the Archivist.
The copyright status of this document is unknown.
"The Manchester-Sheffield-Wath section of British Railways, which came into virtually full electrical operation on September 20th, is the third large conversion using the recommended standard system of 1500 volts d.c. on an overhead wire and will be the first British main line to handle all traffic electrically. It carries a preponderance of freight traffic, mostly in the form of coal trains operating loaded from east to west, together with a moderate number of passenger trains, principally long distance corridor stock. For moving such traffic the locomotive is the only answer, and sixty-five mixed traffic electric locomotives are in operation. A suburban passenger service is provided by eight three-coach multiple unit trains operating locally between Manchester and Glossop."
Report of the Committee on Types of Motive Power
Electric Locomotive Equipment for the Manchester - Sheffield - Wath Line British Railways
1st December 1954
Modernisation and Re-Equipment of British Railways
13th January 1961
High-Voltage A.C. Locomotives Built by British Railways
Modernisation Progress Report
British Railways Progress
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