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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Turntable


Follow the Trans Pennine Trail eastwards; continue on the line of the old railway track and you'll come to this point.

A few hundred yards beyond here is where the track met the main line at Godley East or Godley Junction as it was originally known. A high fence bars your way and walkers need to turn around here. I can't say for certain as my historical knowledge of the area is non-existent but it looks as if this circular earthwork probably housed an engine turntable. Now it is neglected and overgrown.

1 comment:

Old Wom Tigley said...

Correct thats just what it did, I've been to have a look around there many times. I have fond memories of that line, I spent my formative years growing up with it.
I'm lucky enough to be able to remember the steam trains which ran on this line. It was mostly coal and stone being pulled. I also remember the trains going by loaded up with Vaxhall Viva's in the 70s.
Happy Days.

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