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Huddersfield and Manchester Railway

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The Huddersfield and Manchester Railway was sanctioned in 1845, and formed to construct a railway from Staley-bridge to Heaton Lodge on the Lancashire and Yorkshire, together with a branch to Oldham.

The Huddersfield and Manchester Canal was to be transferred to it, and a canal owned by Sir John Ramsden was to be purchased.

The outstanding feature of this line was the piercing of the Pennine Range by the Standedge Tunnel, 3 miles, 62 yards long. The other tunnels were:

  • Staleybridge, 649 yards.
  • Gledholt, 243 yards.
  • Huddersfield, 695 yards.

1847 The Huddersfield and Manchester Railway was acquired by the London and North Western Railway.[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1924/09/19