Mayor met Portsmouth’s first electric train in 1937

The Portsmouth coat of arms showed proudly on the front of the first electric train in the city

The Portsmouth coat of arms showed proudly on the front of the first electric train in the city

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On July 1, 1937, the railway line from Waterloo to Portsmouth was electrified and at 74 miles it was said to be the longest powered line in the country.

Here the special train with the Portsmouth crest on the front is inspected by the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, councillor Frederick Spickernell and other dignitaries.

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