This fabulous photo was lent to us by Joe Lloyd and comes via David Stafford.
What a quality photo. I hadn't ever seen a train on the turntable before !
Am I right in thinking that men used to push the turntable by hand, as shown on the photo?
The CLC turntable
in use at Godley Junction with much other activity. In one of the early
air raids on the Manchester area, a bomb exploded some 25 yards to the
right of the turntable, just in the field beyond the railway boundary
fence. Extreme left behind the main line up-side sidings, stand the
Signal Shop the building of which was authorized by the MS&LR Board
in 1873 and completed in 1875. The newer brick building was Walls Meat
Products Factory, now Kerry Foods and the extensive housing development
on the skyline is the Hattersley Housing Estate built post-war by
Manchester City Council.