The Bashing Years


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Nos 27000-2 were initially allocated to Wath depot until Reddish depot opened on 12th June 1954.
The remaining EM2s, Nos. 27003-6 were allocated to Reddish from new.
No. 27000 hauled the inaugural passenger electric train from Sheffield Victoria to Manchester London Road on 14th September 1954.
Public services started six days later.

Photograph by John Day.