David A Flitcroft
Railway Photography
The 1970s




Images added November 24, 2005

  3rd May On the Manchester to Rochdale via Hollinwood line.
M50770 is at the rear of this two car 'Cravens' unit approaching Oldham Mumps. Clegg St. parcels depot in the background. Clegg Street Station was beyond the overbridge just to the right of the depot.
The same train leaves Mumps station and crosses Mumps Bridge, a local landmark!
A 'Derby' 'BRCW' hybrid two car train arrives at Hollinwood. This was my local station, I was born about half a mile from here and my parents lived near here until their deaths in 2000. Hollinwood at one time had a quite extensive goods yard no doubt to serve the many local industries All that remained at this time was a loop line used at times by trains to/from Oldham Clegg Street Parcels depot.. The Asia cotton mill in the background was one of the newer mills built in 1905 and was one of the last in operation for its original purpose. It is now closed and demolished.
A view of Hollinwood Station. Most of the original L&Y buildings were below platform level to the left. At platform level were quite extensive wooden buildings mainly on this platform beyond the signal box. At the time of this phot the box was usually switched out.
'Cravens' unit M50794 and M50761 approaching Hollinwood from the Failsworth direction
The same train setting off up the bank towards Oldham Werneth
  Sunday 18th May
A quick trip to Crewe
  20th May
The 16.00 Bury Bolton Street to Manchester Victoria emu crosses the viaduct shortly after leaving Radcliffe station
  21st May
47 445 passes Lostock Junction with the morning Glasgow to Manchester Victoria train
  23rd May
It was the Friday of a holiday weekend if I remember correctly and I decided to have a day out at York, stopping off at Leeds for a short time. This gallery has thirty odd images taken that day