Sunday, 24 February 2013

Bury line train, 10th September 1980

Having looked at the current trams at Prestwich, here is a look at a Bury line train in 1980.
M65448 + M77169 (Wolverton, 1959) wait at Manchester Victoria on 10th September 1980, with a train for the then new Bury Interchange. This train was the first withdrawn of those surviving in traffic into the 1980s, on this unique L&Y 1200V dc side contact third rail. The reason for withdrawal is now likely explained.