Chadderton Goods Branch
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NEWS & UPDATES - 14/10/2018 Miles Platting, Thorpes Bridge Junction & Dean Lane are now visible again. I have added a couple more photos of Thorpes Bridge and the post L&Y/Porta Cabin Signal Boxes. 16/07/2018 Due to someone ignoring the copyright symbol, and not bothering to ask if it is okay to repost the photographs on the site, I have temporarily removed them photos for now. They will be visible again once I have updated them. Sorry for the inconvenience I hope they will be back up soon. Just to make it clear all content on the website is © copyright of the persons named. All rights are reserved by the person named. If you want to post the photographs in your website or Facebook group etc, please ask permission first. It's common courtesy.

Photos of the Chadderton Goods Branch Past & Present.

Middleton Junction 14/04/2017. © Chris Bruce 2017

The remians of Middleton juJunction Station. 14/04/2017. © Chris Bruce 2017

Middleton Junction Station. 14/04/2017. © Chris Bruce. All rights Reserved

Middleton Junction Station 14/04/2017. © Chris Bruce. All Rights Reserved.

The track removed as it curved away from Middleton Junction before crossing the Rochdale canal. © Allan Roach 2015
Track removed on the canal bridge looking back towards Middleton Junction. © Allan Roach 2015
The canal bridge has been removed as well as the railway embankment on the far side. © Chris Bruce 2015
All that remains of the bridge across the canal on the Chadderton side. © Chris Bruce 2015

Where the original line from Manchester to Oldham crossed teh canal at Middleton Junction. 14/04/2017 © Chris Bruce 2015

Chadderton Junction with the brach head shunt still in place. Photographer and copyright T A Fletcher.

 

Chadderton Junction with the branch on the left and the line to Oldham via the Werneth Incline on the right. © Tom Wray 2015

Chadderton Junction possibly 10/04/1964. Photographer and copyright T A Fletcher.

Chadderton Junction once the line to Chadderton Goods had become a long 'siding' 28/071964. Photographer and copyright T A Fletcher.

Chadderton Junction taken from the Goods branch looking towards Middleton Junction. © Tom Wray 2015

Near to Chaderton Junction looking from Chadderton Goods towards Middleton Junction. 14/04/2017. © Chris Bruce 2017

Looking up the Chadderton Goods Branch from Chadderton Junction. The bridge allowed the farmer access between fields. 21/05/1965. Photographer and copyright T A Fletcher.

Only the sleepers remain at Chadderton Junction. © Allan Roach 2015

Approximately near Chadderton Junction. 14/04/2017. © Chris Bruce. All Rights Reserved.

On the branch. 14/04/2017. © Chris Bruce. All Rights Reserved.

On the branch. 14/04/2017. © Chris Bruce. All Rights REserved.

Remains of foot crossing on the line to Oldham vi the Werneth Incline. 14/04/2017. © Chris Bruce. All Rights Reserved.

REmains of the railway fencing somewhere near Chadderton Junction. 14/04/2017. © Chris Bruce. All Right Reserved.

Remains sleepers near Chadderton Junction. 14/04/2017. © Chris Bruce. All Rights Reserved.

The sleepers near Chadderton Junction 14/04/2017. © Chris Bruce. All Rights Reserved.

Foot crossing on the branch. 14/04/2017. © Chris Bruce. All Rights Reserved.

Fernie Field level crossing looking towards Middleton Junction. 14/04/2017. © Chris Bruce. All Rights Reserved.

Fernie Field level crossing looking towards Chaderton Goods. 14/04/2017. © Chris Bruce. All Rights Reserved.

The entrance to Chadderton Goods before the STOP boards were stolen, © Allan Roach 2015
The entrance to Chadderton Goods after the STOP board theft and with a wooden stop block. © Chris Bruce 2015

Near to STOP board at what was the entrance to Chadderton Goods Yard with Hunt Lane crossing the line. 14/04/2014.  © Chris Bruce 2017

A closer image of the bridge that takes Hunt Lane over the tracks. 14/04/2017. © Chris Bruce 2017

Sweary Mary will be happy as the rude word that was there in 1986 (or earlier) is still in existance. 14/04/2017. © Chris Bruce 2017

A poor quality shot of the wooden stop block "protecting" the line from runaway wagons. © Chris Bruce 2015
The remains of point work under Hunt Lane bridge. © Allan Roach 2015
Looking back from Chadderton Goods under Hunt Lane. © Chris Bruce 2015

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The view from Hunt Lane bridge into Chadderton Goods. © Allan Roach 2015

The view from Hunt Lane bridge into what was Chadderton Goods Yard. 14/04/2017. © Chris Bruce 2017

 

Inside Chadderton Goods with the coal drop onto the conveyor just after the first point. © Allan Roach 2015
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