Great Central Railway....Waterside Branch

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flymo

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Looking at the LNER.info site there is a post there mentioning an 1879 opening and was built to serve the various mills in the area. Seems like a reasonable date.

This site linked from there has a couple of pictures of the line and the workings. All interesting stuff, love the picture of the ad promoting "Beer". :D

The rough route of what is left of the line is visible (Just !!) on Google Earth but some bits have been obliterated.

Hope this helps.
 

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Looking at the LNER.info site there is a post there mentioning an 1879 opening and was built to serve the various mills in the area. Seems like a reasonable date.

Thank you for this link and for access to the LNER website. It has not been the easiest branch line to research in terms of available information, but there is more than enough now to go on, especially with regards to the mill owners of the area.
 

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No problems Paul, glad to be of assistance.

I just love the old photos though, very evocative, you can almost hear, feel and smell the kettle..

Marvellous stuff. :D:D
 
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