Manchester Ship Canal Railway at Ellesmere Port :: Shared Description

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.
by John Brightley
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SJ3879 : Vauxhall's Trade Effluent Treatment Plant, North Road, Ellesmere Port by John Brightley
SJ3779 : Eastham Oil Storage Depot by John Brightley
SJ3978 : Disused railway line near North Road by John Brightley
SJ3977 : Manchester Ship Canal Railway seen from Merseyton Road bridge by John Brightley


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Created: Fri, 18 Jun 2010, Updated: Thu, 27 Dec 2012

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