Chadderton Goods Branch
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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.

Royton Junction (later renamed Royton) & Bullcote Lane / Heyside

I was the last person to board a train here.

Royton (Junction) viewed from Holyrood Street bridge in 1988. The Royton branch went off to the left and the main sorting sidings were on the right. Copyright Chris Bruce 2017

Holyrood Street bridge in 1988. Access to the Oldham & Manchester bound platforms was by the footbridge on the left of the bridge. Copyright Chris Bruce 2017

Royton (Junction) station in 1987. The branch to Royton, now filled in, curved off to the left and the sorting yard was still visible before the trees suddenly took over in the 1990's. Copyright Chris Bruce 2017

142043 heads through Royton Junction heading for Derker and Oldham Mumps. Copyright Chris Bruce 2017

142072 the last train to stop at Royton Junction. Copyright Chris Bruce 2017

40122 + 47555 head through Rotyon Junction heading for Oldham Mumps. this railtour was supposed to feature 40122 with green liveried 47484, but 47484 was borrowed on route to the tour. Copyright Chris Bruce 2017

A 142 heads away from Royton Junction towards Shaw & Crompton. Copyright Chris Bruce 2017

The Cotton Spinner II. Copyright Chris Bruce 2017. All rights reserved.

The Cotton Spinner II. Copyright Chris BRuce 2017. All rights reserved.

The Cotton Spinner II. Copyright Chris Bruce 2017. All rights reserved.

40145 heads towards Bullcote Lane from Royton Junction,  with a railtour. Copyright Chris Bruce. All rights reserved.

Meek Street Bridge. Copyright Chris BRuce. All rights reserved.

Meek Street Bridge. Removed when Metrolink took over. Copyright Chris Bruce. All rights reserved.

150 unit heads to Manchester, seen from Bullcote Lane. Copyright Chris Bruce. All rights reserved.

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