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This print from the Society's collection comes with very few details. The station, however, is quite easy to identify.
It is Heald Green on the Styal loop from Manchester to Wilmslow. This route nowadays is probably better known as the Manchester Airport line.

The photograph shows the station circa 1958 when the route was being electrified to Crewe. The masts for the overhead equipment are in the process of erection and the station is being modernised. The foundations for the new concrete footbridge are being dug near the foot of the slope leading down to the up platform. The original L&NWR building will not survive much longer and the semaphore signalling will disappear when colour lights controlled from London Road (Piccadilly) power box take their place. Heald Green signalbox will then be closed.

Photo: MLS Collection.

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The Society is the proud owner of an extensive and varied collection of books, photographs, and archive material covering locomotives, rolling stock, architecture and signalling. In addition the library has a comprehensive collection of timetables and publications from other societies. All of these are available to members.

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This page was last updated in October 2015