View Full Version : Mayfield Station, Manchester, Report 18/06/2011 (First urbex)

20-06-2011, 04:53 PM
I know this has been done zillions of times before but I found myself in the area on Saturday, and I've always wanted to do, so, why not?

Timeline of history:
Station opens: 8 August 1910
Closed to passengers: 28 August 1960
Opens as parcels depot: 6 July 1970
Parcels depot closes: 1986

Detailed history: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchester_Mayfield_railway_station (on wikipedia)

On with the photos!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2537/5845933773_59806923b8.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64236509@N06/5845933773/)
100_1330 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64236509@N06/5845933773/) by Lyle DRC (http://www.flickr.com/people/64236509@N06/), on Flickr
Main platform area

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5101/5845939079_529c17a549.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64236509@N06/5845939079/)
100_1337 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64236509@N06/5845939079/) by Lyle DRC (http://www.flickr.com/people/64236509@N06/), on Flickr
Those famous 1910 buffer stops

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2524/5853332722_ff9f61d30a.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64236509@N06/5853332722/)
mayfield_1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64236509@N06/5853332722/) by Lyle DRC (http://www.flickr.com/people/64236509@N06/), on Flickr
Looking back along the platforms

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2722/5845943493_eb8ea9722e.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64236509@N06/5845943493/)
100_1342 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64236509@N06/5845943493/) by Lyle DRC (http://www.flickr.com/people/64236509@N06/), on Flickr
The station concourse from the top steps

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2632/5845941847_6da7fb85e7.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64236509@N06/5845941847/)
100_1340 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64236509@N06/5845941847/) by Lyle DRC (http://www.flickr.com/people/64236509@N06/), on Flickr
View across the station

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5224/5846506450_5300a864fd.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64236509@N06/5846506450/)
100_1353 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64236509@N06/5846506450/) by Lyle DRC (http://www.flickr.com/people/64236509@N06/), on Flickr
Tiled wall from the top steps. That would be a lovely intact piece of tiling if only some idiot hadn't sprayed their advert all over it! :mad:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5078/5846514330_0d7f874775.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64236509@N06/5846514330/)
100_1363 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64236509@N06/5846514330/) by Lyle DRC (http://www.flickr.com/people/64236509@N06/), on Flickr
A room which I think was the ticket office

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5111/5846498256_46a9a9c34a.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64236509@N06/5846498256/)
100_1343 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64236509@N06/5846498256/) by Lyle DRC (http://www.flickr.com/people/64236509@N06/), on Flickr
The steps up to the concourse.
I didn't go down further as it was dark and I didn't have a torch.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3261/5846504330_32c88fc0fa.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64236509@N06/5846504330/)
100_1350 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64236509@N06/5846504330/) by Lyle DRC (http://www.flickr.com/people/64236509@N06/), on Flickr
Intact piece of roof - detail

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5314/5845951043_1da4d79781.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64236509@N06/5845951043/)
100_1351 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64236509@N06/5845951043/) by Lyle DRC (http://www.flickr.com/people/64236509@N06/), on Flickr
Supports - detail

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5273/5846508856_0b0f590fa6.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64236509@N06/5846508856/)
100_1356 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64236509@N06/5846508856/) by Lyle DRC (http://www.flickr.com/people/64236509@N06/), on Flickr
Close-up of the buffer stops with switch lever

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5070/5845956467_da83c78ac5.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64236509@N06/5845956467/)
100_1358 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64236509@N06/5845956467/) by Lyle DRC (http://www.flickr.com/people/64236509@N06/), on Flickr
There are still some bits of rail visible

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3512/5846516480_4170515c5e.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64236509@N06/5846516480/)
100_1366 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64236509@N06/5846516480/) by Lyle DRC (http://www.flickr.com/people/64236509@N06/), on Flickr
Getting sunny - view of station

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2498/5846501974_0e2579a1d4.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64236509@N06/5846501974/)
100_1347 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64236509@N06/5846501974/) by Lyle DRC (http://www.flickr.com/people/64236509@N06/), on Flickr
View to outside.

Hope you enjoyed the photos!

20-06-2011, 07:49 PM
Good write up and nice pictures! :thumb

mr beardy
20-06-2011, 08:10 PM
one place id like to go. cheers for sharing the pics :)

20-06-2011, 09:20 PM
nice first report dude

20-06-2011, 09:22 PM
Good first report - upgraded! :thumb

20-06-2011, 09:33 PM
i never get bored of seeing this place well done

20-06-2011, 09:42 PM
Nice first report :)

20-06-2011, 10:05 PM
Bang on for a first report this!

20-06-2011, 11:01 PM
Nice! You happen to find a shin when your were there? Some n00b broke his leg on the way out :lol:

21-06-2011, 06:33 AM
Good work mate, spot on first effort.

21-06-2011, 05:35 PM
Nice! You happen to find a shin when your were there? Some n00b broke his leg on the way out :lol:

Oooh - low blow there!

21-06-2011, 05:35 PM
Thanks for all the positive comments everyone!

21-06-2011, 06:17 PM
Brilliant Lankylad, rarely see pictures of this in the day, nice work.

21-06-2011, 06:26 PM
Those hydraulic buffer stops are ACE:rockin Haven't seen a pair like that since Paddington station, in the 1970's:thumb

21-06-2011, 09:50 PM
Great pics! Havent seen here before :thumb

21-06-2011, 09:58 PM
nice first report mate

21-06-2011, 10:43 PM
Well done for getting in, once past all the fencing, it's a nice explore.

Other 'older' members haven't cracked this, so thumbs up to you. :)

22-06-2011, 06:04 AM
Looks a cool explore. Top first report!