Greenmount Railway station
|Greenmount Railway Station|
The bridge is still there, at least this half certainly is. The ramp that descends to the station is still there too, it does not quite look the same.
The building at the top is the school, it has not changed at all - even inside. On my next visit back I will try and photograph from the same place. The station was knocked down quite quickly I think, but the railway lines were left for ages. For us lads it was a challenge to see how far we could walk along the track. There are more pictures to add very shortly. There was another way off the station from where the two girls were.
The line went through the bridge and continued to Holcombe Brook. The picture below is really "the end of the line", difficult to know quite when it was taken. I suspect the middle to late 60's
|Holcombe Brook terminus - sidings|
I think the houses are probably the backs of Longsite road.
I do recall gettting on a train here - an electic one I think with my mother. This is Sunnywood Station. Roughly half way between tottington and Woolfold where we lived, we were probably visiting friends. Mrs Bently I guess she lived very close to the railway. The station is completely buried under modern housing now
I think this is looking south towards Bury from Tottington. The main road would be to the right of the railway.
There are more photos here as well as more information about the line.
|Looking down the "railway track" I was standing on the bridge that used to be here.|
|Looking back up the track. This is a very similar shot to the first and second Black and White ones.|
|A shot of my old school I would be standing on the bridge here.|