The 10:31 to Liverpool. The newly electrified service form Wigan North Western.
Comment by alan on 4th June 2015 at 00:11
Not a patch on yesterday's chuff-chuff !
Comment by Ken R on 4th June 2015 at 00:43
Looks trim and sleek and very clean. Good photo.
Comment by PeterP on 4th June 2015 at 05:58
A box on wheels compared to the sleek lines of the steam loco
Comment by Rev David Long on 4th June 2015 at 08:16
Second-hand and 25-year-old unit, "cascaded" from the South after a basic refurbishment - most notably the promised air-conditioning was not fitted.
"Northern Powerhouse", or "Second-hand Rose"?
Comment by Anne on 4th June 2015 at 09:04
Travelled on one of these when going to see the three Queens, very smooth and quiet. Not at all like train travel used to be. I miss the clickety click clickety clack the old rails used to produce.
Comment by Bradshaws Girl on 4th June 2015 at 09:16
Travelled on one of these last week.
Very smooth and sleek but as the Rev says refurbished stock.
Comment by PeterP on 4th June 2015 at 10:09
Tracks used to be bolted together. Now welded together no expansion gap? on the rare days we get a heat wave funny tracks don't buckle.
Comment by Owdkewyed on 4th June 2015 at 11:23
Amazing what a 'Dulux' overhaul can do.
Comment by Loz on 4th June 2015 at 13:09
PeterP - expansion and contraction made is catered for by means of mitred joints. (The experts on here can describe it better).
Comment by John Morris on 4th June 2015 at 22:19
Rev David, I suspect that this has nothing to do with a "Northern Powerhouse", which is a new initiative, and more to do with how Northern Rail choose to operate their franchise. A franchise that I believe they are in great danger of loosing.
Comment by Tony Haslam on 5th June 2015 at 10:56
Southerners get new rolling stock and the cascade their 25 year old after refurbish to us. Always will be a North South devide.
Comment by Phil Taylor on 6th June 2015 at 10:24
Peter P . There is a system for cwr called Stressing . Basically the rail is stressed or distressed so the rail is stable at 32degrees C
Comment by Richard Hill on 8th June 2015 at 21:56
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