SJ3879 : Vauxhall's Trade Effluent Treatment Plant, North Road, Ellesmere Port

taken 7 years ago, near to Eastham, Wirral, Great Britain

Vauxhall's Trade Effluent Treatment Plant, North Road, Ellesmere Port
Vauxhall's Trade Effluent Treatment Plant, North Road, Ellesmere Port
The railway line in the foreground which runs from Ellesmere Port to Eastham has been disused since 1996.
Manchester Ship Canal Railway at Ellesmere Port :: SJ3977
According to John Eyres excellent former website 'Manchester Ship Canal and Mersey', the railway lines at Ellesmere Port were in full operation using MSC locomotives until 1996, with branches leading to several wharves and Eastham oil terminal. After 9 years of disuse a single line was reopened in 2005 to Manisty Wharf to handle coal imported to feed Fiddlers Ferry power station.
The branch to Eastham is now very overgrown but the majority of the line is still in place. It gives the impression that, after a little 'pruning' and checking of the rails, it could take trains again tomorrow. It is a great shame that Vauxhall do not use it to receive freight or transport finished cars as it is literally on their doorstep.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 13 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 18 June, 2010
Category
Wastewater treatment works   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 3814 7913 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:18.3291N 2:55.7866W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 3803 7916
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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