SD7914 : Diesel Train at Summerseat

near to Summerseat, Bury, Great Britain

Diesel Train at Summerseat
Diesel Train at Summerseat
Former British Railways English Electric Type 4 Co-Co class 50 diesel-electric locomotive number 50015 Valiant at Summerseat, operating the East Lancashire Railway's "Santa Special" service.

Summerseat railway station opened in 1846. At that time, the route was double-track and the station, which was built on the embankment, had two platforms. In 1970 the northbound track was lifted and the station buildings were demolished. The station closed in 1972 (although the line was still used for freight until 1980).

In 1987, The (heritage) East Lancashire Railway re-opened the line from Bury to Ramsbottom including the station at Summerseat. Although little remains of the original station buildings, the former northbound platform is completely overgrown but the remaining platform has been improved and a waiting shelter has been erected together with LMS-style lamp standards.

Please see LinkExternal link for a detailed history of the station including photos of its “former glory”.
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Sunday, 18 December, 2011   (more nearby)
Monday, 19 December, 2011
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7934 1471 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:37.7105N 2:18.8323W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7937 1462
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