76 at Godley
BR Class 76 'Tommy' No.76001 passes through the old Godley station in Hyde with a train of comdemned waggons and coaches for scrapping at Rotherham, July 1979. If you are wondering where the nickname Tommy came from I was told the following.After WW2 the railways in Holland were short of locos and as they were worked on 1500vDC the prototype class 76, No.26000 was shipped over to Holland where it worked for a few years as the Woodhead route wasn't ready. The Dutch gave it the name Tommy.
Picture added on 18 July 2009 at 08:08