Moorgate (Oldham) railway station

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Moorgate Halt
Location
Place Uppermill
Area Oldham
Coordinates 53°32′49″N 2°00′33″W / 53.5469°N 2.0093°W / 53.5469; -2.0093Coordinates: 53°32′49″N 2°00′33″W / 53.5469°N 2.0093°W / 53.5469; -2.0093
Grid reference SD994055
Operations
Original company London and North Western Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
History
1 January 1912 (1912-01-01) Station opened
2 May 1955 (1955-05-02) Station closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Moorgate Halt railway station was opened on 1 January 1912[1] 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 The station closed on 2 May 1955[1] when this service, known locally as the Delph Donkey, was withdrawn.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.


Delph Donkey
Delph
Measurements
Halt
Dobcross
Huddersfield Line
to Huddersfield
Moorgate Halt
Greenfield
Grasscroft
Huddersfield Line
to Stalybridge
Lydgate tunnel
Grotton and Springhead
Oldham Loop Line
to Rochdale
Lees
Oldham Mumps
Oldham Glodwick Road
Metrolink
to Manchester Victoria
Oldham Central
Oldham Clegg Street
LNWR Goods Depot
GC Goods Depot
Oldham Werneth
Oldham, Ashton & Guide Bdge
to Ashton-under-Lyne
Oldham Loop Line
to Manchester Victoria
Scottfield GC Goods Depot
Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Greenfield
Line and station open
  London and North Western Railway
Delph Donkey
  Dobcross
Line and station closed
  London and North Western Railway
Huddersfield Line
  Saddleworth
Line open, station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 162. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.