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The Micklehurst Loop - A Goods Avoiding Line

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Old 31st January 2021, 16:44
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The Micklehurst Loop - A Goods Avoiding Line

In the last two weeks of January 2021 my wife and I followed the length of the Micklehurst Loop from Stalybridge to Diggle. 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...st-loop-part-1


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Old 31st January 2021, 17:27
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Fantastic historical detail Roger, I've enjoyed every detail, including the footage of the goods shed and conveyor. Many thanks. Looking forward to the next instalment.
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Old 31st January 2021, 17:51
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Not a part of the world I've ever been to, but an intriguing and highly detailed article. Maybe I should put it on my bucket list of places to go?

Thanks Roger
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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...t-loop-part-1a
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Old 15th February 2021, 14:50
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A second addendum to the 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...t-loop-part-1b
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Old 19th February 2021, 22:10
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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...-power-station
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Old 21st February 2021, 20:10
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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...st-loop-part-2
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