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REALLY SideTracked - Cheadle L & NWR Traditional Geocache

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Hidden : 06/30/2015
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This cache is part of the SideTracked series. These are Cache and Dash caches for public transport users which can be found at or near train stations, ex-train stations such as this or near miniature railways.

Cheadle LNW station closed in 1917.

Cheadle LNW station opened in 1866 and closed in 1917.  It was opposite the current location of the Ashlea pub on Manchester Road. The line is still used for trains from Stockport to Chester (about once and hour) - it's a single line track. 

There are hopes to bring the trams to Cheadle on this line (but I'm not holding my breath).

Wiki has this to say about the station:

'The London and North Western Railway completed its line from Stockport Edgeley to Northenden in 1866. The station was opened on 1 August 1866 and was located 100 yards (90 m) north of Cheadle High street at the point where the line (still in use) crossed Manchester Road on an over-bridge. The station was located on the western side of the road and was reached by steps leading up to it. Two platforms were provided. The northern platform handled trains from Warrington to Stockport and the southern side was for trains heading west to Warrington and Liverpool. On the opening of the line and the station in 1866, the LNWR immediately commenced operating a passenger train service from Manchester London Road via Stockport Edgeley to Cheadle and onwards to Northenden to Broadheath, Warrington Arpley and on to Liverpool Lime Street. In December 1895, 20 trains per weekday operated from Manchester via Stockport. Seven of these continued on to Broadheath near Altrincham, and two of these continued to Liverpool. The service was discontinued on 1 January 1917 and the station was closed that day. LNWR (and from 1923, London Midland and Scottish Railway) goods trains continued to use the line through the station's site from 1917 until 1948. From that date, the trains were operated by British Railways London Midland Region.'

Not my photo

Not my photo - it's from

Map of the the Northenden, Cheadle, Davenport and Hazel Grove line is here. Unfortunately the excellent web site doesn't have any information on this station.

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