SJ9495 : Trains & Boats & Planes

taken 7 years ago, near to Hyde, Tameside, Great Britain

Trains & Boats & Planes
Trains & Boats & Planes
Following the demolition of Automasters and the building of a canal-side estate called Moorside Place the view across the bend in the Peak Forest Canal has been opened up. The towpath is in the foreground. No boats were passing as the surface of the canal was covered with ice. Behind the canal is the M67 motorway. Crossing the motorway is a railway bridge carrying the Manchester Piccadilly to Rose Hill (Marple) line. It is only an hourly service and no trains were crossing at the time. There were a couple of planes in the sky but they are probably too faint to be made out.
Peak Forest Canal
The Peak Forest Canal runs for 15 miles between Ashton under Lyne and Whaley Bridge.

It was built to link the Ashton Canal with the tramways that brought limestone from the Peak District quarries.

The Lower Peak Forest Canal forms part of the "Cheshire Ring".

LinkExternal link Pennine Waterways website including a "virtual tour" of the canal
LinkExternal link and LinkExternal link for information on the history of the canal
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Date Taken
Monday, 30 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 31 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  Railways  Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Peak Forest 
Motorway (from Tags)
M67 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9435 9523 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:27.2277N 2:5.1929W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9433 9520
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Canal  Towpath  Bend  Motorway  Railway Bridge  Aircraft 

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