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Longsight's Johnson Class 2P no.539 is about to pass under Ravenoak Road, Cheadle Hulme with a stopping passenger train from the Stoke/Macclesfield direction around 1948.This Johnson designed 4-4-0 was transferred to Trafford Park in July 1949, subsequently re-numbered 40539, and withdrawn in August 1954 after a working life just two months shy of 55 years. The signal box in the background is Bramhall Loop which controlled the entrance to the lie-by on the right.

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Last update August 2014.