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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 4th June, 2015)


The 10:31 to Liverpool. The newly electrified service form Wigan North Western.

Photo: John Morris  (Nikon D700)
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Comment by: alan on 4th June 2015 at 00:11

Not a patch on yesterday's chuff-chuff !

Comment by: Ken R on 4th June 2015 at 00:43

Looks trim and sleek and very clean. Good photo.

Comment by: PeterP on 4th June 2015 at 05:58

A box on wheels compared to the sleek lines of the steam loco

Comment by: Rev David Long on 4th June 2015 at 08:16

Second-hand and 25-year-old unit, "cascaded" from the South after a basic refurbishment - most notably the promised air-conditioning was not fitted.
"Northern Powerhouse", or "Second-hand Rose"?

Comment by: Anne on 4th June 2015 at 09:04

Travelled on one of these when going to see the three Queens, very smooth and quiet. Not at all like train travel used to be. I miss the clickety click clickety clack the old rails used to produce.

Comment by: Bradshaws Girl on 4th June 2015 at 09:16

Travelled on one of these last week.
Very smooth and sleek but as the Rev says refurbished stock.

Comment by: PeterP on 4th June 2015 at 10:09

Tracks used to be bolted together. Now welded together no expansion gap? on the rare days we get a heat wave funny tracks don't buckle.

Comment by: Owdkewyed on 4th June 2015 at 11:23

Amazing what a 'Dulux' overhaul can do.

Comment by: Loz on 4th June 2015 at 13:09

PeterP - expansion and contraction made is catered for by means of mitred joints. (The experts on here can describe it better).

Comment by: John Morris on 4th June 2015 at 22:19

Rev David, I suspect that this has nothing to do with a "Northern Powerhouse", which is a new initiative, and more to do with how Northern Rail choose to operate their franchise. A franchise that I believe they are in great danger of loosing.

Comment by: Tony Haslam on 5th June 2015 at 10:56

Southerners get new rolling stock and the cascade their 25 year old after refurbish to us. Always will be a North South devide.

Comment by: Phil Taylor on 6th June 2015 at 10:24

Peter P . There is a system for cwr called Stressing . Basically the rail is stressed or distressed so the rail is stable at 32degrees C

Comment by: Richard Hill on 8th June 2015 at 21:56

great photo

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