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During the 1950s I was a frequent weekend traveller on passenger trains that ran from Manchester London Road (later Picadilly) station via Guide Bridge and Hyde North to Higher Poynton and Bollington. Have wonderful memories of waiting for the train home on Sunday evenings in winter , drying out in front of the waiting room fire.

However my memories don't run to the type of locos that were used. I remember them as small tank engines but a friend who often did the same journeys, says that they were 4-4-0 tender locos.

Can anyone give me a definite steer on this?
 

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QUOTE (Teal @ 5 Oct 2007, 17:26) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>During the 1950s I was a frequent weekend traveller on passenger trains that ran from Manchester London Road (later Picadilly) station via Guide Bridge and Hyde North to Higher Poynton and Bollington. Have wonderful memories of waiting for the train home on Sunday evenings in winter , drying out in front of the waiting room fire.

However my memories don't run to the type of locos that were used. I remember them as small tank engines but a friend who often did the same journeys, says that they were 4-4-0 tender locos.

Can anyone give me a definite steer on this?
Have just managed to answer my own question courtesy of a copy of "Railways of the Macclesfield District" by Basil Jeuda that arived in the post today. There on page 49 are photos of my tanks - LNER (ex-GCR) C13 and C14 tank locomotives. Sadly they were all disposed of by 1960 and none have survived.
 
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