When Healey Mills based EE Type 4 No. 40 048 passed me at 10:23 on the morning of Saturday 2 August 1975 near Oakenshaw North Junction with a rake of Mk 1 coaches in tow, I assumed that this was an excursion to the Yorkshire coast. However, after perusing the 1975 BR timetable recently in the NLS, I have now concluded that the train is actually the dated 09:42 SO Sheffield to Glasgow, the successor to the 06:40 SO Birmingham to Glasgow, a train of some renown in 1966/67 because of its 'Jubilee' haulage over the S&C. In 1975 the class 40 no doubt gave way to a Holbeck based class 45 at Leeds.
Location: Oakenshaw North Junction
Company: North Midland Railway
Photographer: Bill Jamieson
Contact photographer: Bill Jamieson
Image number: 55493