Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Railway Remnants

This pit is all that remains of the railway turntable at the Godley Junction yards.

See it from the opposite side on Hyde Daily Photo.

Nearby is what was probably part of a railway workshop.

The "Cheshire Lines Committee (CLC)" route from Godley Junction to Apethorn opened in 1866. Following the electrification of the Woodhead line in 1954 and until 1981 when the through route to Sheffield closed, Godley was where trains to and from the Liverpool district changed from diesel or steam to electric traction. The main traffic on the line consisted of trains from the Yorkshire coalfield to the Fiddlers Ferry power station.

See more railway relics on Hyde Daily Photo.

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  1. Ah, trains and railroads do seem to be fighting a losing battle these days. Frankly, I prefer to travel by train, always loved them. But nowadays it's always about getting somewhere as quickly as possible. I do think we're missing so much, but then that's probably just the old woman speaking!

  2. Even though it's deserted, it still has wonderful appeal.

  3. I do think it was a good idea to open up these old, no longer used railway lines for footpaths and trails.

  4. Great shot!! Love the rustic appeal. Happy Wednesday!

    ABC Wednesday

  5. There's something called Rails to Trails in the US that have prettied up old RR paths. But I'd rather have the trains.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  6. "Railway Remnants" is an excellent and unusual choice of R-words. You are sticking to your blog's basic theme and still doing the theme challenge. The photos suggest loneliness and missing parts to something. This post is poetic in its own way and at the same time says something about change and history.

    Best wishes,

    Anna's Rs


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