3rd June 1954

British Rail
(First Electric Train through Woodhead Tunnel)

Loco(s) Used ???

Route :

Loco(s) Route
????? Manchester London Road - ??? - (?via Woodhead Old Tunnel?) - Dunford Bridge
????? Dunford Bridge - (via Woodhead Tunnel [third bore]) - ?Woodhead?
????? ?Woodhead? - (via Woodhead Tunnel [third bore]) - Dunford Bridge
????? Dunford Bridge - (via Woodhead Old Tunnel) - ??? - Manchester London Road

Notes :
(1) Route & traction confirmation required. The third bore of Woodhead Tunnel was opened on this date by the then transport minister Alan Lennox-Boyd. It is likely that the train was loco-hauled using an EM1 (class 76) or EM2 (class 77) - if the latter then it was either E27000 or E27001 as these were the only two in service on this date.

From The John Debens Ticket Collection.

Source : John Debens

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