27001 1954 Penistone
EM2 No 27001 and an EM1 leave Penistone sidings with a train of coal empties for Wath in 1954. One has to assume the EM2 was on trial.
Peter Kerslake adds "Penistone was the first stop for passenger workings over the Woodhead route westwards from Sheffield, but in this view 27001 and its train engine are heading eastwards away from Peninstone with a rake of empty wagons, their loads of coal having doubtless been delivered to the power stations of Manchester and its surrounds.
The working will take the main line eastwards to Barnsley Junction before heading back to Wath, the centre for the intensive coal mining activities in that area".
Photo: Kenneth Field/Rail Archive Stephenson