Calling At: The Fallowfield Loop

Calling All Stations takes a Christmas walk on a section of the former Fallowfield Loop Line, taking in Levenshulme South Station en route.

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year. Thanks for all your support in 2016.

Image Credits:

DLR Train
Dr Neil Clifton [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

DLR Station
Dr Neil Clifton [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

DLR Station 2
Dr Neil Clifton [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Loop Line Map
By CnbrbOpenStreetMap contributors (Own workopenstreetmap.org) [ODbL (http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/odbl/1.0/), CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0) or CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Manchester Central Modern
By Stephen Richards (http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2816089) [CC BY-SA 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons

Manchester Central Old
Ben Brooksbank [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Manchester Central Derelict
Ian Capper [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Reddish Depot
Martin Addison [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Heritage Railway News - January 2017

3 thoughts on “Calling At: The Fallowfield Loop

  1. Great Video, was not long ago Chris and I were in Manchester at the exhibition and we were trying to work out Manchester’s railway past. We were desperate to get a glimpse inside the old Mayfield (?) Station. Oly

    • Ah yes, I’m surprised that building is still standing considering the development that has happened in Manchester city centre over the last couple of decades. It was once suggested that Mayfield would re-open and be combined with Piccadilly to boost capacity but I think this fell by the wayside a few years ago.

  2. Very interesting video. I worked in Manchester 30 years ago and used to use the other Levenshulme station. I thought this route may have been used as part of MetroLink. I also travelled on the prototype DLR vehicles near Reddish. The vehicles were static tested in the old DMU/steam shed at Longsight depot prior to running trials.

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