Oakenshaw North Junction

47 047 powers under the bridge carrying the Heath Common to Snydale road over the former MR main line just north of Oakenshaw North Junction. The wide spacing of the up and down lines betrays the fact that four tracks once existed here, but at least in 1975 the line was still carrying class 1 trains - indeed NE to SW expresses not calling at Wakefield had only recently reverted to this route as it was by then no longer plagued by colliery subsidence as had been the case in earlier years. Forty years later, no railway exists here and I presume the trackbed is occupied by a birch forest. The train is the 09:16 Leeds - London St. Pancras and the date is 2 August 1975

Location: Oakenshaw North Junction

Company: North Midland Railway

Photographer: Bill Jamieson

Contact photographer: Bill Jamieson

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Date: 02/08/1975

Image number: 55487

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