NEWS & UPDATES - 24/06/2017 Links to youtube videos added for Chadderton Goods BR trains on the branch and Middleton Junction & Vitriol Works. Also added to Oldham Loop section for trips
around the branch. 21/05/2017. Photos added to Royton Junction & Bullcote Lane / Heyside. 07/05/2017 Oldham Mumps goods sheds updated and a couple of photos added to Trains at Oldham Mumps.
05/05/2017 Photos added to Newton Heath Depot and Trains at Oldham Mumps. 24/04/2017 Oldham Mumps Station section updated in Oldham Loop. 15/04/2017 Oldham Loops Phots of Hollinwood & Oldham
Werneth updated. 14/04/2017. Photos of the present day Chadderton Goods branch added to the "Then & Now" and "BR trains on the line" section. 10/03/2017 Photo of 8F railtour to Chadderton Goods
added as well as more photos around Chadderton Junction.
If you have any information about the folloing please get in touch;
Chadderton Goods branch & train workings.
Middleton Junction & Vitriol Works signal boxes.
Chadderton Power Station trains & workings.
David Lees(Tuesday, February 07 17 09:00 pm GMT)
Hi ... My folks lived 1951-2015 on Ferney Field Road and I grew up there 1953-1973. Loved the old branch line. I have some photos which I'll dig out and contact you again when they're found.
CHRIS BRUCE(Sunday, January 01 17 08:50 pm GMT)
Tom Hugill, the brief history and closure dates are on the start page in purple writing. I don't have any higher resolution track plans at the moment but I am working on it.
Tom Hugill(Tuesday, October 27 15 01:54 pm GMT)
Hi, very interesting site. I was looking at a quail map from around 1990-2 and saw the branch detailed and found this site looking for more information. In the update it mentions adding information
on the closure, but I cant seem to find this! Do you have any high resolution of the BR track plans?
Russell Butler(Saturday, April 25 15 08:32 pm BST)
I seem to recall an article in a railway magazine about 35 years ago describing a cab ride to this destinatination. I can remember nothing else about this article but it left me very intrigued by
this bavk water.
Chris Bruce(Monday, February 02 15 09:41 pm GMT)
Track plan sketch has been added.
Warren Mcclintoch(Saturday, January 31 15 06:34 pm GMT)
Is there a track layout for this
Russell Clarke(Tuesday, November 25 14 01:46 pm GMT)
Good web site, I used to walk along Hunt Lane each morning in the early 1970s on my way to work and remember seeing a small shunter working the yard but can\'t remember it being yellow at that time.
Chris Bruce(Tuesday, December 17 13 10:43 pm GMT)
I would be very interested in anything to do with Chadderton Goods. Can you scan a copy of the drawings?
Chris Parker(Thursday, November 21 13 10:28 pm GMT)
I think the website is great, this was my playground when I was growing up as we lived just over the road from the coal yard, if you are interested I have a copy of a plan of the yard that was drawn
in 1979/80, this plan shows the layout where the track was and some of the buildings, I am interested in trains and model railways and I am thinking of modelling a layout on the chadderton
I used to live on Laurel Avenue in the early 70's where I could look out and see the occassional passing train. I used to refer to them as 'the squeeky train' and found them a little scary as I was
very young. Myself and some friends once got lost walking along the track attempting to discover where it went to.
Sad to see it is no more as I live in Birmingham now.
Cool web-site and good luck with adding to the photos.