Resource Type: Image | Posted on 7th November 2011 by Liam Physick

This double-page spread from the 1957 edition of Facts and Figures about British Railways talks in detail about the electrification process as part of the Modernisation Plan. It mentions many specific lines to be electrified, including the Liverpool to Manchester line, lists statistics relating to already-existing electrified lines and relates how the alternating current (AC) system has been settled on as the specific method of electrification. The illustration shows an electric locomotive pulling a goods train


Tagged under: wagons, goods, british rail, trucks, freight, electric locomotives, modernisation plan

Categorised under: Landmarks, Landscapes & Locomotives

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