EPW034239 ENGLAND (1930). The northern terminal of the Leek and Manifold Valley Light Railway, Hulme End, 1930

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Title [EPW034239] The northern terminal of the Leek and Manifold Valley Light Railway, Hulme End, 1930
Reference EPW034239
Date July-1930
Link
Place name HULME END
Parish FAWFIELDHEAD
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 410361, 359335
Longitude / Latitude -1.8451292264907, 53.130783366859
National Grid Reference SK104593

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A standard gauge wagon on a narrow gauge trolley. The practice of loading standard gauge wagons onto narrow gauge vehicles was common in Europe but less so here, this being one of the only examples.

Maurice
Wednesday 20th of March 2013 06:14:01 PM
In fact, THE only example. The Ashover Railway near Clay Cross bought some of the transporter wagons, but they weren't practical on the narrower gauge (2ft as against 2ft 6in) and the less well designed track of the other Peak District narrow gauge railway, and lingered out of use until they were sold for scrap.

Maitland
Saturday 18th of January 2014 12:01:49 AM
Both sidings have lengths of standard gauge track set at a higher level, so the wagons (coal wagons) could be rolled off the trolleys onto their own track.

Maurice
Wednesday 20th of March 2013 06:12:01 PM

Class31
Wednesday 20th of March 2013 04:17:30 PM

Class31
Wednesday 20th of March 2013 04:16:34 PM

Class31
Wednesday 20th of March 2013 04:13:27 PM

Class31
Wednesday 20th of March 2013 04:12:35 PM

Class31
Wednesday 20th of March 2013 04:12:03 PM
Station Building

Class31
Wednesday 20th of March 2013 04:11:36 PM
Goods loading gauge.

Class31
Wednesday 20th of March 2013 04:09:21 PM

Class31
Wednesday 20th of March 2013 04:03:18 PM
River Manifold

Class31
Wednesday 20th of March 2013 03:59:54 PM

User Comment Contributions

I love this photo of the terminus of the narrow gauge Leek & Manifold Light Railway which closed down shortly after this photo was taken.

Class31
Wednesday 24th of April 2013 11:09:19 AM
To view the loading of a standard gauge wagon onto a narrow gauge wagon see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWZbZGGnE6E



Most of of the Leek and Manifolds goods traffic was handled in this way to save transhipment at the break of gauge.... the film shows milk in churns in narrow gauge wagons.

Maurice
Wednesday 20th of March 2013 06:31:21 PM
How wonderful to see this. Have only known the site from boyhood walks and one of the sheds is still standing. Seem to remeber a good pub nearby. Lovely part of the world.

MTaylor
Wednesday 20th of March 2013 04:20:06 PM