Manchester to Huddersfield via Diggle / 47200 at Standedge
David Flitcroft

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47200 at Standedge

47 200 waiting for signals before entering the Standedge tunnel with Eastbound coal empties from Fiddler's ferry on 10-7-81
The empty trackbed in the foreground formerly had two additional lines. Just west of diggle junction these lines diverged to form the Micklehurst loop which ran down the opposite side of the valley to Stalybridge where the lines re-joined. The Micklehust loop was used agreat deal by through trains not needing to stop at Greenfield and Mossley.