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Stockport Community Rail Festival

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Forty years ago, the age of steam ended on British Railways. In August, 1968, a period of 130 years of steam-hauled trains finally ended, although the infamous Dr Beeching had already hastened the decline by bringing about the closure of branch lines at the start of the decade.

In the Manchester area, the closure fifty years ago of Edgeley steam locomotive shed in Stockport effectively marked the end of steam operation in the area. These were times of momentous change for the railways in Stockport with the closure of the former Midland Railway from Manchester Central through Stockport, Tiviot Dale to Derbyshire and London St Pancras.

This had followed the completion of the electrication of the old London and North Western Railway route from Manchester and Stockport to Birmingham and London Euston bringing new faster and cleaner trains and better timetables for passengers.

Stockport Community Rail Festival is celebrating these events and promises to be a fantastic day out for rail enthusiasts throughout our area. You'll have the opportunity to see steam and diesel locomotives and all sorts of other great attractions.

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