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Type EM2 electric locomotive on a passenger train near Oughty Bridge.

Type EM2 electric locomotive on a passenger train near Oughty Bridge.

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L1173. Two types of electric locomotive were built for the Woodhead Route. The eight-wheeled (Bo-Bo) EM1 type and the larger twelve-wheeled (Co-Co) versions known as EM2's. The terms Bo-Bo and Co-Co relate to the number of driven axles on each of the two power bogies. This photograph shows one of the EM2 locomotives working a passenger train near Oughty Bridge (now Oughtibridge) circa 1954. A small huddle of boys wearing the classic 'tank-top' sleeveless jumpers of the 1950's, watch the train approaching. How many of them grew up to be engine drivers, one wonders?
Publisher
ContributorHughes, P. M.
Creatorpersonalname - Hughes, P. M.
Datecreation - circa 1954
TypePhotographs - Black and White
Formatdimension.H - 89mm
dimension.W - 115mm
IdentifierNot Applicable
SourceHughes, P. M.
LanguageEN
Relationpart of - P. M. Hughes Collection
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Oughty Bridge, South Yorkshire (O.S. Ref: 431200 393200)
period - circa 1954
RightsHughes, P. M.