SD8915 : Coal train on the Facit Branch, Rochdale, Lancashire

taken 51 years ago, near to Healey, Rochdale, Great Britain

Coal train on the Facit Branch, Rochdale, Lancashire
Coal train on the Facit Branch, Rochdale, Lancashire
The steeply graded ex-L.Y.R. Rochdale to Facit branch lost its passenger service as early as 1947, but goods services remained for a while and as late as 1966 there were still occasional coal trains as far as Shawclough. One of the last of these is shown here, for the branch closed completely later that year. The whole area visible here is now greatly changed, being covered with modern housing.
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SD8915, 28 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
25 August 1966   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 20 February, 2007
Category
Broken landscape   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 891 151 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:37.9386N 2:9.9784W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 894 150
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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