Looking from the bridge over the railway line, Heaton Norris, just north of Stockport. Inset is the old fashioned sign on the signal box at the Heaton Norris junction, known by railwaymen as 'The Bucket'. Heaton Norris was Stockport's main railway station until the opening of Edgeley Station in the late 19th century.
For a list of Britain's closed railway stations, see this page on the Subterranea Britannica website.
Virtuall nothing remains of the old Heaton Norris station and few people are aware that it ever existed. I only found out by chance whilst researching the M60 book in 2003. I've always felt there was something special and intriguing about that section of track to the north of the viaduct, with the old goods warehouse and other remnants of the railway age. For all matters relating to railway history in the Manchester area I recommend the books of railway historian and author Eddie Johnson.
To buy a railway ticket anywhere in mainland Britain I recommend the Virgin Trains website
Stockport Heaton Norris warehouse and railway sign
Nikon F50 - scanned from film
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