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Woodhead Railway Heritage Group

By Matthew Corrigan on Tuesday, 08 August, 2017

A far-sighted plan to reopen the Dinting Railway Centre could herald the start of a revolution in preserving the area's rich rail heritage.

Tunnel Under The Pennines

By Matthew Corrigan on Monday, 29 August, 2016

Could the solution to the Trans-Pennine traffic problem at last be appearing over the horizon as Chancellor Osborne pledges funds to consider the feasibility of a tunnel?

Longdendale Lights

By Matthew Corrigan on Saturday, 13 August, 2016

By day the Woodhead Pass is beautiful, its tree-lined hillsides and reservoirs providing a scenic backdrop whatever time of year. But as the sun begins to fall something changes. Perhaps it’s the shadows of the peaks looming menacingly overhead. Perhaps it's the loneliness; it's not a good place for the engine to misfire. Or perhaps it's something altogether more primeval, an irrational fear awakened by the otherworldly sense of melancholy that hangs palpably in the air.