The Micklehurst Loop (UK)

 
  rogerfarnworth Train Controller

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/the-micklehurst-loop-part-1

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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
  rogerfarnworth Train Controller

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
  rogerfarnworth Train Controller

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

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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
  WimbledonW Chief Train Controller

Location: Sydney
Which one, and when, of the two pairs of tracks have since been closed?

See BR Pregrouping  Atlas and Gazetteer Map 21 F1.
See BR Arlas Map 44A3.

Note that there is no relationship between the page numbers of these two atlases.
  WimbledonW Chief Train Controller

Location: Sydney
Which one, and when, of the two pairs of tracks have since been closed?

See BR Pregrouping  Atlas and Gazetteer by Ian Allan Map 21 F1.
See BR Atlas by Ball  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Map 44A3.
See Rail Atlas GB&I by Baker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Maps 58B2 & 61C2

See Rail Atlas Then and Now ... ... Shows Pre-Grouping and Modern Maps side by  side.

Note that there is no relationship between the page numbers of these three atlases.
  rogerfarnworth Train Controller

The Loop is the line on the East side of the Tame Valley. You can follow it in detail on the national library of Scotland maps website.

https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=15.444343667216152&lat=53.48426&lon=-2.06303&layers=168&b=1

Start at the station in Stalybridge on this link and follow the line East through the southerly of the two tunnels.
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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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