Electric locomotive, British Railways, Class 76 (EM1) Bo-Bo (Overhead) No. 26020, built at Gorton Works in 1951, withdrawn in 1977. People in post-war Britain were increasingly unwilling to work in the dirty conditions created by steam locomotives, but when this EM1 electric was displayed at the 1951 Festival of Britain, steam engines were still being built in their hundreds. The London & North Eastern Railway had built a similar locomotive in 1941, but the plan to electrify the Sheffield to Manchester Woodhead Route was delayed by the Second World War. Even today much of the main line railway network has not been electrified.
- National Railway Museum, Great Hall
- Locomotives and Rolling Stock
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- electric locomotive
- vehicles and vehicle components
- British Rail, Add. not known
- Permanent collection
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