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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.

Oldham Loop - Thorpes Bridge Junction & Newton Heath TMD

Thorpes Bridge Junction Signal Box. © Copyright Chris Bruce

Thorpes Bridge Junction Signal Box. © Copyright Chris Bruce

The then new Thorpes Bridge Junction porta cabin signal box next to the L & Y original. Between them is Newton Heath TMD and the Dean Lane cement terminal, visited by pairs of class 20's with vacuum braked ICI hoppers from the Buxton area. © Copyright Chris Bruce

A view of Thorpes Bridge Junction shortly before closure of the Oldham Loop. © Copyright Chris Bruce

Thorpes Bridge shortly before closure of the Oldham Loop. © Copyright Chris Bruce<< New image with text >>

Thorpes Bridge shortly before closure. The track for the Oldham Loop used to run through the far arch when the L&Y signal box was still in position. © Copyright Chris Bruce

Thorpes Bridge showing the carriage siding line. © Copyright Chris Bruce

The opposite view through the carriage siding line. © Copyright Chris Bruce

A rather poor photo of 25034 at Thorpes Bridge junction on an engineers train. Copyright Chris Bruce 2017

 

Another poor photograph, this time of 31282 at Thorpes Bridge. Copyright Chris Bruce

25048 stabled on Newton Heath TMD. Copyright Chris Bruce

25912 Tamworth Castle on Newton Heath TMD. Copyright Chris Bruce

31409 at Newton Heath TMD. Copyright Chris Bruce

25048 & 31409 at Newton Heath TMD. Copyright Chris Bruce 2017

A poor quality shot of 40160 & 40168 stood in front of Newton Heath TMD. Taken from the football pitch which was used by the team that eventually became Manchester United. Copyright Chris Bruce 2017

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