London Midland electrification

Made:
1961
artist:
John A Greene
maker:
Jordison and Company Limited

Poster, British Railways (London Midland Region), London Midland Electrification, by John Greene, 1961. Coloured lithograph depicting an express passenger train hauled by AL1 class (later known as the Class 81) locomotive No E3005 passing an electric multiple unit beneath overhead catenary wires as a permanent way gang watch. A diesel multiple unit is on the adjacent track. Accompanying text reads 'An artist's impression of an electrically-hauled express passing a local electric train between Liverpool and Crewe' and 'Forging ahead, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, London. Electric trains are now running between Liverpool and Crewe, completing the second stage of this vast scheme. The first stage, between Manchester and Crewe, was completed in 1960'. The poster publicises the electrification of the West Coast Main Line. Printed byJordison and Company Limited. Format quad royal.

Details

Category:
Railway Posters, Notices & Handbills
Object Number:
1978-9241
type:
poster
taxonomy:
  • commercial records and equipment
status:
Permanent collection

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