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26000 1966c Crewe Works

26000 1966c Crewe Works

Posing outside the Paint Shop The first of her class of what was to become fifty seven of the EM1 electrics , 26000 , built by the L.N.E.R. in 1941 and during service in Holland from 1947 to 1952 having acquired the unofficial name of Tommy , which , if I am correct , was the name bestowed upon British soldiers serving abroad during the war. Upon return to England 26000 was fitted with the appropriate nameplates seen here but for some reason those in authority had them removed in 1968 , but he was still known as Tommy nevertheless ! The war delayed the proposed electrification of the Trans Pennine line between Manchester London Road and Sheffield Victoria , and it was not until 1954 that Tommy and his counterparts began to work the route