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Last steam train?
Photo: nyce horse
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Item #: 7107
I was told that this is the last working steam train to run through Bryn station.
even if it's not, it's a good view across to Bryn road, Garswood Hall and the threesisters.

Comment by: John on 21st August 2008 at 20:30

Nice pic' about what year was it taken ?

Comment by: nyce horse on 21st August 2008 at 22:59

Thinking, around late 60's early 70's.

Comment by: linny on 1st October 2008 at 04:37

Great pic,you can just see what were the police houses at the back of the railway terrace,on Bryn Road.

Comment by: Ron on 2nd October 2008 at 09:08

When my Uncle Jimmy worked on Bryn Station I spent many hours watching the trains, especially when the coal was coming out of Garswood Hall, a 9f with a banker! was a fine sight indeed!!!!!!

Comment by: Karen on 29th January 2009 at 22:52

Only just seen this. What a cracking photo.

Comment by: brian a mcguinn on 10th October 2009 at 23:11

fantastic photo took me back nice!

Comment by: graham pye on 12th April 2011 at 14:36

I remember the houses on the right i thing it was called railway terrace,i used to mate with a lad from there Roy Bridge ,i also remember a couple off familes from there, the lowes i think they had three girls, & the Carneys

Comment by: Priscus on 17th May 2011 at 10:52

A historic spot, where the railway excavation cut through the remains of the Roman Road from Wilderspool to Coccium. Preserved for ever, I had thought, in naming the local pub:'The Britannia'! Alas1 I guess nothing is forever!

Comment by: ian gregson on 31st March 2012 at 07:08

I remember steam trains scaring me to death at Garswood station when I was very young - I was born in 1962. This photo also shows the size of mining operation going on where Three Sisters now is - massive !!!

Comment by: Kenee on 22nd April 2013 at 19:28

I'd say this was 1964/1965. Demolition of the colliery was underway in 1964, the slag heaps (Three Sisters) had gone by 1966/1967.

Comment by: Jane Carney (now Prescott) on 2nd December 2020 at 20:39

Well this takes me back, I can see our car outside number 6 Railway Terrace where we lived. So lucky to have had those happy times and the lovely steam trains.

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