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  • Tags: Railway Ganger
A permanent way ganger maintaining the track. A station opened at Luddendenfoot at the same time as the line in October 1840 although the buildings seen here are much later. The station was closed in 1962.
LYRS 3650 - West portal with tunnel platelayers gang. At the time of its completion in December 1840 at 2885 yards (2663m) it was the longest railway tunnel in the world, but still well short of Standedge canal tunnel at 3.25 miles. As with most…
LYRS 2762 - About 1900 with a ‘permanent way ganger’ on the track. The Manchester ‘up’ platform with its timber buildings was accessed by a footbridge from the Leeds ‘down’ platform and it continued under the road bridge at the top of Station Road. …
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