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rogerfarnworth

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The Micklehurst Loop (UK)
« on: February 17, 2021, 09:21:02 AM »
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In the last two weeks of January 2021 my wife and I followed the length of the Micklehurst Loop from Stalybridge to Diggle on the East side of Manchester in the UK - near to Ashton-under-Lyne. We had been looking for new local walks to undertake in the spirit of lockdown. The route proved to be a gem. Each day that we walked we travelled along part of the Loop line and then crossed to the neighbouring Huddersfield Narrow Canal for the return journey. Everything was enhanced by the presence of a number of cafes providing take-away drinks, cakes and some more substantial food. Each day we walked around 5 miles, there and back.

This is the first of a number of posts covering the Loop line. ................

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2021/01/31/the-micklehurst-loop-part-1
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Re: The Micklehurst Loop (UK)
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2021, 09:21:36 AM »
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This is a short addendum to my first article about the Micklehurst Loop, promoted by a few emails from an online acquaintance, Tony Jervis. ....

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2021/02/05/the-micklehurst-loop-part-1a
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Re: The Micklehurst Loop (UK)
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2021, 09:22:06 AM »
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A second addendum to my first post about the Micklehurst Loop.

Just a few days after I completed addendum 1A about the first length of The Micklehurst Loop and particularly about Staley and Millbrook Station and Goods Yard, I heard from James Ward who recollected some photographs taken by his father of the demolition of the Spring Grove Viaduct.

He also pointed out a series of photographs on the 'Timepix' website. These are predominantly photographs of the Greater Manchester Revision Point Collection undertaken by/on-behalf-of the Ordnance Survey in the early 1950s and are held by Manchester Libraries. The introduction to the 'Timepix' website makes it clear that all of their watermarked images are free to download and share.

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2021/02/15/the-micklehurst-loop-part-1b
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Re: The Micklehurst Loop (UK)
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2021, 08:04:41 AM »
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Another addendum to my post on the first length of the Micklehurst Loop which includes, among other things, the two CEGB locomotives which served the coal facilities at the Staley and Millbrook Goods Yard

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2021/02/18/the-micklehurst-loop-part-1c-including-hartshead-power-station

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Re: The Micklehurst Loop (UK)
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2021, 08:05:14 AM »
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This is the second length of the Micklehurst Loop. It covers the length between Staley and Millbrook Goods Yard and Micklehurst Passenger Station building. ....

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2021/02/21/the-micklehurst-loop-part-2

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Re: The Micklehurst Loop (UK)
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2021, 08:05:39 AM »
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The third length of the Micklehurst Loop takes us from Micklehurst Passenger Station House to Chew Valley Road Bridge in Greenfield. ......

https://rogerfarnworth.com/2021/02/22/the-micklehurst-loop-part-3

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Re: The Micklehurst Loop (UK)
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2021, 09:41:36 AM »
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I'm beyond impressed by the tremendous amount of time and effort you've put into this. Fascinating, even though I have zero personal interest in the topic. :D


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Re: The Micklehurst Loop (UK)
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2021, 01:20:17 PM »
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Thank you Jim
I find these old railways fascinating, particularly when they are close by!
Best wishes
Roger

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Re: The Micklehurst Loop (UK)
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2021, 08:10:24 AM »
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This last post on the Micklehurst Loop completes the journey to Diggle and takes us to the mouths of the Standedge tunnels and Diggle Station.

We completed our walk in January but returned in April to take a few pictures at the site of what was once Diggle Station. ....

https://rogerfarnworth.com/2021/04/16/the-micklehurst-loop-part-4