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Skelton Junction

Discussion in 'Bullhead Memories' started by Roger Farnworth, Aug 15, 2019.

  1. Roger Farnworth

    Roger Farnworth New Member

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    I am not really sure where to out this. ... Although saying that probably sets me up for something? ........

    What makes a good post? I am not exactly sure. Many of mine are somewhat self-indulgent. I see something I want to investigate and I write about it. ...

    There are older threads about Skelton Junction and surrounding lines on www.railforums.co.uk which I reference towards the end of this post.

    The reason I wanted to look at this was utterly self-indulgent.

    Long ago, ... long, long ago ... I lived in Broadheath. My home was less than a mile from Skelton Junction. Doing some investigation was as much about my roots as it was about railways. ....

    This short piece is the result:

    http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/08/15/skelton-junction

    The really significant piece of work was what prompted my interest in the first place - an article by Eddie Johnson in the November 2003 issue of Steam Days.
     
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    My Brother's house backs onto the disconnected junction
     
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    The only picture I ever took there unfortunately - 14th November 1981.

    The lines to Glazebrook and Warrington Arpley split beyond the signal box. 850 is on the chord from the Manchester - Altrincham line, now the only remaining line here.


    32bn81c1007 850 Skelton Jct 141181.JPG
     
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    But it is an excellent picture!☺️
     
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