SJ8597 : Trainspotters and BRUTEs at Piccadilly

near to Manchester, Great Britain

Trainspotters and BRUTEs at Piccadilly
Trainspotters and BRUTEs at Piccadilly
Apart from the class 90 loco in the background (which has been superseded on London services by Pendolino tilting trains), two aspects of this scene date the photo:

One is the trainspotters, who seem to be a dying breed. The other is the large blue and red parcels trolleys, known as BRUTEs (British Railways Universal Trolleying Equipment). They could be found at all but the smallest stations up to the 1980s, sometimes drawn by tractors in long 'trains' themselves, but have now disappeared.
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1989
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Date Taken
Sunday, 21 May, 1989   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 21 February, 2010
Geographical Context
Railways 
Category
Railway station platforms   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8507 9777 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.5866N 2:13.5849W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8507 9776
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