SJ3978 : Disused railway line near North Road

taken 7 years ago, near to Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, Great Britain

Disused railway line near North Road
Disused railway line near North Road
This is part of the disused railway line from Ellesmere Port to Eastham. It is squashed between the M53 to the right and industrial premises to the left.
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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SJ3978, 14 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 13 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 18 June, 2010
Category
Railway (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 3921 7816 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:17.8135N 2:54.8121W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 3917 7819
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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