SK3586 : Railway Station, Sheffield

taken 29 years ago, near to Sheffield, Great Britain

Railway Station, Sheffield
Railway Station, Sheffield
A Structure Gauging Train. The locomotive in charge is Class 31454. The running numbers were - DB 975001/DC 460000/DB 975280 + 31454. The central vehicle in the train has an optical device for checking the rails.

The first Class 31 locomotives started out in life as Class 30 with Mirrlees engines. A further 226 were built, with uprated engines, but after five years all the locomotives had them replaced with English Electric. All were built between 1957 and 1962.

In the foreground is a catch point, which are use to derail and stop runaway trains. At the side of it is a point motor and a ground signal. The small strange looking board with red and white chevrons, sticking out from beyond the train has, 'Do not move' written on it.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 14 June, 1988   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 13 January, 2008
Category
Railway station   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 359 866 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:22.5458N 1:27.7105W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 358 867
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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