Moorgate (Oldham) railway station

Moorgate (Oldham) Railway Station

Moorgate (Oldham) railway station

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Moorgate Halt station was opened in 1912 on the London and North Western Railway route from Stalybridge to Huddersfield. The station was only ever served by trains from Oldham to Delph via Greenfield. The station closed in May 1955 when this service, known locally as the Delph Donkey, was withdrawn. The location of Moorgate Halt is now marked by a foot crossing over the railway at Uppermill, although no trace of the station remains. Nearby can be seen the foundations of Delph Junction signal box, where trains used to receive the token giving them authorisation to enter the single line section to Delph.



See also

Moorgate

References

  • An Illustrated History of Oldham's Railways by John Hooper (ISBN 1-871608-19-8)







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