Harry Rutherford's
Festival of Britain Mural

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Newton Railway Depot



I know very little of Newton Railway Depot, yet it must have been a very busy place at one time. If you have anything to add I'd be very pleased to hear it.

A few more local railway photographs:-

Mottram Old Rd & New bridge over L.N.E.R. railway line
Mottram Old Road & the new bridge over the L.N.E.R Line, c 1930's

67403 Train leaving Hyde Central
67403 Train leaving Hyde Junction Station in 1953

76008 & 76030 Trains near Godley Station
76008 & 76030 Trains at Godley Station in 1973

Hyde Central Railway Station
Hyde Central Railway Station in the 1960's


Dave Williams said...

I hope the group of people standing behind the railway lines aren't proudly posing behind railway lines they've just laid. It's not a standard gauge rail, and neither does it look terribly safe with odd pieces of wood apparently supporting the rails instead of proper sleepers.

Hydonian said...

Some great photos through the ages there, Tom !

Dave Williams said...

The light-coloured building on the postcard of the bridge on Mottram Old Road over the railway appears to still exist according to Google Earth Streetview. Now, of course, the Hattersley estate starts at the far end of the bridge.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Are you sure about 1920s for the new bridge at Hattersley? According to http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2295153 until 1931 the Hattersley cutting was two tunnels.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

You can see the white farmhouse in this photo I took in March. http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2319374

ian... said...

Quite a bit remains on the ground at Newton Station, although some of what is now above ground on the old railway depot actually manages to look worse than the machinery in the photo! (Premier Waste - gee thanks Tameside Council - sorry for the mini-rant Tom!)

Hyde Lad said...

Thanks Gerald, It was a bit of a guess, I will amend the photo description.

Thanks Paul

Werneth Low said...

Love this view of Hyde Central as it was, but so sad to see what it has become - a characterless halt robbed of its buildings. When I started work at Gorton Tank in 1962 I was given a travel pass and would get the trolley bus [aaargh] from GX to the railway bridge on Manchester Road, then walk up to the station to catch the train. In the winter the waiting room would have a blazing fire to welcome everyone on a cold morning. The train was hardly ever on time and I remember that we girls would pray that it would be a diesel when it came in, as travelling by steam train meant that you were filthy when you got to work. On the return journey I would walk up to the market for the bus home - along Great Norbury Street and Corporation Street. Good memories!