SJ7154 : Electric haulage at Crewe

near to Crewe, Cheshire, Great Britain

Electric haulage at Crewe
Electric haulage at Crewe
Class 86 locomotives such as this had been the principal haulage for West Coast mainline trains between London and Crewe since 1966, but by this time had largely been superseded by the more powerful class 87 introduced in the early 1970s. Here, 86259 was taking the 09.12 Manchester-London service. A diesel multiple unit can be glimpsed behind, which would be forming a service to Derby.
Crewe railway station
This railway station, opened in 1837, was once among the busiest in the world and has passed into folklore. It is still a significant railway junction, where the trunk line from London Euston splits into three branches for North Wales, Manchester and the main line continuing to Warrington (where the Liverpool branch leaves the main line). To the south there are lines to Stoke/Derby and Shrewsbury/Cardiff.

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Wednesday, 23 May, 1979   (more nearby)
Sunday, 14 February, 2010
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 711 545 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:5.2428N 2:25.9051W
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