Monday, January 03, 2011

Work in Progress: A British Transport Film from 1951

The new Woodhead tunnel was closed with the rest of the line in 1981. For a year or two before that, Sunday services between Manchester and Sheffield were regularly diverted through it, and I travelled that way more than once.

Whitemoor Yard is now largely occupied by a prison. So much for progress.

Still, enjoy the footage of these and several other post-war modernisation projects.

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