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Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Woodhead Line footage online

Thanks to Arlen Bone for bringing these fantastic videos to our attention. Get in touch if you know of more footage out there we can link to.

As well as a shot of a train on the Wicker arches, the film includes colour footage of EM1 class loco number 26020 (the same one that is preserved in York Museum) at the head of a passenger train at Sheffield Victoria. Also briefly seen is a shot of Thurgoland Tunnel -seen out of the cab of an electric loco.

'Work In Progress' was made by British Transport Films while the number 3 tunnel was under construction. 'Work in Progress' features Woodhead from 02:08 to 05:36 The film shows shots of a pre-electrification Dunford Bridge with steam locomotive entering and leaving the old Victorian tunnels. The film then shows footage of the construction of number 3 tunnel, both at Dunford Bridge and at Woodhead.