North West of England
88007 ‘Electra’ is on the final few hundred yards of the 1 in 75 approach into Shap Summit with a Daventry DRS (Tesco) to Mossend Euroterminal intermodal. The name ‘Electra’ has been quite a popular name for British electric locomotives. First used as a name for 27000 (future TOPS class 77) in 1953, ‘Electra’ was also an official name for the Class 91, commonly used during the development of the series and electrification of the East Coast Main Line.
Leaving behind a cloud of dust the Milford West Sidings to New Biggin British Gypsum working passes Kirkby Stephen with 66012 at the helm. Kirkby Stephen used to be called ‘Kirkby Stephen West’ to differentiate from the ‘East’ station located slightly closer to the town, on the Stainmore Line. When Kirkby Stephen East closed in 1962, the station’s name could be shortened to just ‘Kirkby Stephen’. However, the suffix ‘West’ remains to this day in the station’s short code, KSW.