Thanks for your two replies - and you put doubts in my mind! However, I have
a copy of "Railway History in Pictures - North-West England" of 1968 (and
priced at 35/-!) which has two pictures of Manchester London Road/Piccadilly
in 1951 and 1966. The caption for the earlier photo, which is taken from the
end of the station furthest from the buffer stops, reads "On the far right
are the former GCR platforms, separated by railings from the rest of the
station and lettered rather than numbered". Incidentally this picture was
taken from the footbridge at the country end of the station, which I believe
is a bit of a rarity at a terminus.
Manchester Mayfield doesn't feature in this publication but if my memory
serves me correctly Mayfield was next door to London Road, on the line which
now goes down to Manchester Oxford Road. The two were connected by a
footbridge, and Mayfield tended to be used quite a lot for parcels traffic
and excursions. In the great rebuilding of London Road/Piccadilly coincident
with the 25 KV AC electrification in the 1960's, the name Mayfield was
dropped and its two platforms were "absorbed" into the larger station and
Hope this helps, and thanks for your comments regarding Ardwick Junction -
with which I agree.
"ColinR" wrote in message
But on further looking I found "Electric Railways: 1880-1990" by Michael
C Duffy which states "The pneumatic signalling installed by the Great
Central Railway at London Road, Manchester .." implies that the
signalling was seperate so maybe your idea was correct.
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