This steep switchback section of tram track is a reminder of why the L&YR did not go into the centre of Oldham but instead went by tunnel from Werneth to Central and on to Oldham Mumps, all skirting the edge of town. The new Metrolink line employs some substantial engineering to reach the town centre and this is a driver's view of the climb from Westwood to Oldham King St.
Location: Oldham King St
Original line: Greater Manchester Metrolink
Photographer: Mark Bartlett
Contact photographer: Mark Bartlett
Image number: 46386