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The Peel Godred Branch Line is run by little-known electric engines.


The Railway Series

The Peel Godred Branch Line was built as a light railway, and as the gradients are heavy, it was agreed that it should be worked by electric locomotives on current supplied by the Power Company. The traffic is mainly in freight, but eight passenger trains run each way daily from Killdane. Four of these run to and from Cronk, the locomotive exchange being made at Killdane[1].

No specific details are given as to the engines that first worked the Peel Godred Branch Line. Goods traffic is currently handled by engines similar to the BR Class 86 and 87 and the passenger services are run by electric multiple units. The goods engines deal with the line's heavy aluminum traffic[2].

Technical Details


The goods engines are similar to the British Rail (BR) Class 86 and Class 87 engines[2].

In the book, More Bad Days for Thomas and his Friends, the electric engine that appears resembles either a BR Class 90 or BR Class 91.

The passenger engines are Electric Multiple-Units (EMUs)[2]. While their specific basis is unknown, it is most likely they would be part of the first generation of AC/dual-voltage EMUs.


The Peel Godred Engines are painted in the BR Rail Blue livery. They have yellow warning panels on their front and back end.





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