Chadderton Goods Branch
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NEWS & UPDATES - 14/08/2021 Photos added to the BR Full & Empty Wagon Working section. 06/01/2021 A Link to Alan Roach's Youtube video of Middleton Junction Signal Box added. This is in the Middleton Junction & Vitriol section. 30/12/2020 - Loco working details updated. 22/12/2020 - No updates for a while but hopefully more to come in 2021. In the photo section for the Industrial Shunter there is a YouTube link. I you look at 2:58 in the video you will see a familar sight.

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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