1981

SK1199 : Woodhead a long wait for a train

taken 43 years ago, near to Ironbower Moss [other Features], Derbyshire, Great Britain

Woodhead  a long wait for a train
Woodhead a long wait for a train
You would have an even longer wait nowadays to see a train up here. It was bad enough back then with the run-down of the Woodhead line the traffic was thin on the ground some days. However, despite waiting all morning we did get one train that day a return set of mgr coal wagons from Lancashire to Yorkshire seen about to enter the Woodhead tunnel. The line shut a couple of months after this picture was taken on the 17 July 1981. We never returned, this was our last visit and I wondered if the sun ever came out up here as it was cloudy and dull every time we came.

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roger geach   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 17 June, 1981   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 28 January, 2012
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1131 9987 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.7248N 1:49.8593W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1129 9984
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