Queensville Curve, Stafford
From David Hughes:
Some archive pictures, taken on Queensville Curve, Stafford in 1972-73. There was still quite a variety of traffic and loco types to be seen, including the early build electrics.
1 D1834 on a Poole train that was being diverted via the Cannock Chase line, due to the closure of the direct Stafford to Wolverhampton line. Queensville curve in July 1972.
2 Class 47 with a train to Scotland . 1972
3 A Class 50, D400, towing a dead electric over a dead section in July 1972.
4 E3121 on a Liverpool train in 1972.
5 E3092 , a Class 85 rounds Queensville Curve with the 17.05 ex Euston for Barrow in Furness. 1972.
6 Class 85 E3081 on a Holyhead Freightliner train. June 1972
7 E3157 works the ‘Down’ Manchester Pullman, June 1972.
8 Class 86 E3101 on 17.35 Euston to Manchester train, formed if Mk2d air con stock. June 1972.
9 Class 81 E3013 at Crewe on 2 July 1972.
10 D400 running light engine round Queensville Curve, following the dragging of dead electric locos. July 1972