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Manchester (Victoria) East Junction to Hebden Bridge (N.E. Region)

Stations are indicated by an '#' symbol prior to the place name. Signal boxes are indicated by numbers in the left hand column.  Location names are as shown in the 1960 Sectional Appendix and may be different from the station name.

Section of Line Opened Closed Notes
[Manchester (Oldham Road)] Thorpes Bridge Junction to Littleborough 04.07.1839 Manchester and Leeds Rly.
Summit East to Hebden Bridge 31.12.1840
Littleborough to Summit East 01.03.1841
Manchester Victoria Est. Junction to Thorpes Bridge Junction 29.10.1877 (G)
Manchester Victoria Est. Junction to Thorpes Bridge Junction 01.08.1878 (P)
Junctions and other features Running Lines Stations, Signal Boxes and Junctions Distance from Signal Box above Loops and Refuge Sidings Notes
Up Down
Maximum permissible speed 75 m.p.h. on main lines
1 - ↓↓ Manchester (Victoria) East Junction -
2 ↑↑ ↓↓ Footbridge 0m 581yds
3 ↑↑ ↓↓ Cheetham Hill Junction 0m 819yds
4 ↑↑ ↓↓ Smedley Viaduct 0m 504yds
5 ↑↑ ↓↓ Monsall Lane 0m 1273yds
6 ↑↑ ↓↓ Thorpes Bridge Junction (Signals slow lines only) 0m 923yds
7 ↑↑ # Newton Heath Junction (Station) 0m 618yds c. 03.01.1966
8 Moston Colliery 0m 577yds
9 Moston Junction 0m 1257yds
# Moston Station o. 00.02.1872
10 Vitriol Works 1m 243yda
11 ↑↑ # Middleton Junction West (Station) 0m 702yds o. 31.03.1842 c. 03.01.1966
12 Middleton Junction East 0m 145yds
13 Mills Hill 0m 905yds o. 00.00.1839 c. 11.08.1842 RO 00.00.1985
14 Castleton South Junction 2m 827yds
15 Castleton East Junction 0m 667yds
16 # Castleton Station 0m 496yds o. 00.00.1839
17 ↓↓ Castleton Sidings 0m 1633yds
18 ↓↓ Rochdale West 0m 711yds
19 ↓↓ Up Platform G.F. (Signals up loop only)
        Rochdale Station     c. 28.04.1889
20 ↓↓ Down Platform (Signals down goods line and down Back Platform line only) 0m 277yds* * Distance from West
        Rochdale (1st)     o. 00.00.1839 c. 28.04.1889
21 Rochdale Goods Yard 0m 455yds
22 * Rochdale East Junction 0m 487yds * The connection to the Facit branch was classified as a siding by 1960 and was not a main line junction. This meant that the junction was not shown in the Sectional Appendix.
23 Clegg Hall 1m 571yds
24 # Smithy Bridge Station 0m 954yds c. 2.5.1960 RO 00.00.1985
25 # Littleborough Station 0m 1730yds UPL 27
26 Summit West 1m 160yds
27 Summit East 2m 404yds
28 # Walsden Station 0m 1262yds URS 62 (Down side) c. 07.08.1961 RO 00.00.1990
29 Todmorden West 1m 351yds
        # Todmorden Station      
30 Todmorden East Junction 0m 628yds
31 ↑↑ Hall Royd Junction 0m 474yds
32 # Eastwood 1m 1318yds c. 03.12.1951
33 ↑↑ Dover Bridge 0m 1172yds
34 - # Hebden Bridge Station (N.E. Region) 1m 1089yds URS 47

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