Memories of Oldham Loop Dvd




The railway from Rochdale to Oldham and Manchester past and present.

In October 2009 the Oldham Loop closed in preparation for conversion to a tramway.

In this programme we take a trip around the loop in the cab of a unit.

On the way we explore the line past and present using archive film of steam from the 1960s, plus diesel operations in the 1970s and 1980s.

The programme comprises:

A history of the line, its closure and conversion to a tramway.

The railway in the days of steam traction with a number of classes on passenger and freight including Black 5s, ‘Crabs’, 9Fs, Standard 2-6-2 tanks and LMS tanks.

The Oldham Loop in the 1970s and 1980s.

Views of the line in the days leading to closure with all the stations and lineside views.

Plus the last trains behind diesel and steam haulage on the 3rd October 2009.

Includes a cab ride over the route from Rochdale to Oldham and on to Manchester Victoria.

Approx. 60 minutes.

This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner – Transport Video Publishing (TVP).