SD7916 : Crossing The River Irwell

taken 11 years ago, near to Ramsbottom, Bury, Great Britain

Crossing The River Irwell
Crossing The River Irwell
Locomotive No 47402 of the East Lancashire Railway crosses over the swollen river Irwell in Ramsbottom on its way to Bury.
The monument on top of the hill to the left is SD7716 : Peel Tower
The church spire in the centre of the picture is SD7816 : Emmanuel Church Holcombe

A note about the locomotive in the picture.
In September 1977 47402 was stationary at Farnley Junction (Leeds) at the head of the 21.50 York to Manchester mail train, when it was hit head-on by the 20.40 Liverpool to Hull train. Both drivers were killed and 15 passengers on the Hull train were injured, some seriously.
The cause of the accident was discovered to be a fault in a lineside electrical cabinet which had resulted in the junctions' signals and points being incorrectly set, causing both trains to be directed onto the same running line; with the inevitable and tragic consequence.
Picture of accident click on LinkExternal link
Despite extensive front-end damage 47402 was fully repaired and continued in operational service until 1992.
Today 47402 is preserved at the East Lancashire Railway Archive LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Thursday, 5 July, 2007   (more nearby)
Thursday, 5 July, 2007
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 793 164 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:38.6271N 2:18.8754W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 793 164
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