TQ3079 : Network 150 Day - (09) British Rail Class 77 electric loco No. 27000

taken 29 years ago, near to Lambeth, Great Britain

Network 150 Day - (09) British Rail Class 77 electric loco No. 27000
Network 150 Day - (09) British Rail Class 77 electric loco No. 27000
This photograph was taken at Waterloo Station in October 1988, at the Ian Allan Network 150 Day. The electric loco was one of a class of just seven, known as Class 77 or EM2. They were all built in 1953-54 by Metropolitan Vickers for use over the now closed Woodhead line, between Manchester & Sheffield. They were confined to that route because it used an overhead electric supply rated at 1.5 Kv DC. Almost all other UK routes with overhead power were at 25 Kv AC. The class was all withdrawn in 1968, and in 1969 they were all sold to Dutch Railways. Out of the 7 locos, surprisingly 3 have been preserved, 2 in the UK and one in the Netherlands. The one photographed these days lives at the Midland Railway at Butterley in Derbyshire, and is owned by the EM2 Locomotive Society. In 1988 she was painted in this dark green livery, but later was painted black with red lining. Another view:- TQ3079 : Network 150 Day - (10) British Rail Class 77 electric loco No. 27000.

For more details of the event, and some technical information about these photographs please click on TQ3079 : Network 150 Day - (01) Merchant Navy Class "Clan Line" loco 35028.
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Saturday, 1 October, 1988   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 26 January, 2010
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Railway locomotives   (more nearby)
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