Railways are everywhere however some are hidden from view, we uncover every hidden rail line in Trafford.
Most will know about the abandoned rail line that cuts through Timperley and Broadheath and out towards Partington, however we have now found lots of rail and tramway lines that cover most of Carrington and Partington.
Some of the lines have been torn up, however some still exist including some tramways! look at the image below to see all the train lines in both Partington and Carrington (RED) and tramways (BLUE)
The train lines can still be seen on Google Earth nearer to Air Products on Manchester Road, the line continues on towards the River Mersey although not much can be seen of the line at that point.
Interestingly a rail yard is situated under farm land along Sinderland Lane very close to Dairyhouse Lane, several tracks were in use there at one time, this looked more like a rail yard and was linked in with the abandoned rail line that goes from Broadheath out towards Lymm which is now a cycle path, although gladly some of one station can still be seen half way down the line, it is truly one amazing route that can be enjoyed by all the family.
The Tramways are dotted about almost on every road around Heath Farm Lane in Partington all through Carrington where HIMOR are building a gigantic new village and past Manchester United’s Carrington training ground.
Tramways can also be seen further towards Sale down 3/4 of Ashton Road although it is likely the road will have covered it up, it could be though some of it can still be seen in some parts so worth a trip out to have a look.
When we say Tramways we are not talking about Metrolink tram lines! a tramway is a light rail system used in the past.
Rail lines were once built next to Thomas Road in Stretford, nothing can be seen on Google Earth so it is likely it has been covered up.
If you live in Cadishead in Salford the below link will be of interest, you have many lines dotted around near to the River Mersey.
You can view all rail and tram lines http://www.railmaponline.com/UKIEMap.php