SK0294 : Dinting station (1984)

taken 34 years ago, near to Gamesley, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Dinting station (1984)
Dinting station (1984)
A three-car class 506 emu LinkExternal link at Dinting with the 13.43 Hadfield Manchester Piccadilly. See also SK0294 : Dinting station - Glossop branch platforms and SK0294 : Dinting station - Hadfield branch platforms.
Dinting Station
A station called Glossop was opened at Gamesley on 24th December 1842 as part of the Sheffield, Ashton-Under-Lyne and Manchester Railway, and was the terminus of the line from Manchester until Dinting viaduct was completed in 1844. The line then continued through Hadfield (and eventually the Woodhead tunnel to Sheffield) and a new station, still called Glossop, was opened in August 1844 on this site.

The branch line to Glossop itself (the east curve from Hadfield) opened on 30th June 1845. It was served by a single platform here and the station was renamed. The west curve linking the Manchester line to Glossop opened in 1884, and the station was rebuilt to accommodate this, losing the previous platform on the east curve but gaining two on the west curve.

The Woodhead line was closed in 1981 east of Hadfield. Although in Derbyshire, Dinting is part of the Transport for Greater Manchester rail network. Trains from Manchester generally stop at Dinting en route for Glossop. On arrival at Glossop the trains then travel to Hadfield and back to Glossop before returning via Dinting to Manchester (except in the peak when there are some direct Hadfield-Manchester trains that do not go via Glossop, so using the original main-line platform).
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 9 October, 1984   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 1 May, 2012
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 0203 9470 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:26.9436N 1:58.2541W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 0202 9469
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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