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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Railway Relics


Recently I took you to the end of the line at Godley.

In the undergrowth I found these relics of the old line.

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.

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12 comments:

photowannabe said...

I love vintage things like this. the moss on the beams gives the scene a lot of character.

Sylvia K said...

Great shot as always, Gerald!

lewi14 said...

Wonderful and nostalgic photo, Gerald.

Manang Kim said...

Love the photo, it's vintage looking. Happy Wednesday!

ABC Wednesday

Roger Owen Green said...

Nice relics, but I'd prefer the train...

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Cezar and Léia said...

It's so cool when we are taking some walk around and we can find different stuffs like those ones.Those "relics"are very interesting!
Léia

snapperoni said...

What a cool find!

Feels like a secret meet-up spot of some sort.

jay said...

I find this type of evidence of the past fascinating!

Louis la Vache said...

This reminds «Louis» in a small way of the sad remains of the once-great Packard plant in Detroit...

ρομπερτ said...

What an amazing find and wonderful mean to measure time.

ian... said...

According to an old work colleague who happened to be a train spotter, it is unusual for anything to be left behind on a disused line. That the Godley - Apethorne line was left with as much as it was is quite lucky :>)

Dick said...

I hope you took some more pictures there. I bet it must be a place for many good shots.

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