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Friday, 3 January 2014

Locomotive, Rochdale Road

Locomotive Inn, Rochdale Road, Collyhurst. (c) Manchester Local Image Collection. Click here to view full image [1].

The Locomotive stood on the corner of Zinc Street and Rochdale Road in Collyhurst.  Although the former street is long-gone (along with its neighbours, including Brass Street, Copper Street, Tin Street, Bronze Street), the former location of the Locomotive can be worked out.  It was on the west side of Rochdale Road, between Osborne Street and Whitley Street, placing it here where these functional maisonettes stood until recently.

Former location of Locomotive, Rochdale Road. (c) Google 2014. View Larger Map.

The Locomotive Tavern opened as a beerhouse at No.383 Rochdale Road in 1853.  Stood was it was, backing onto the Manchester and Leeds Railway which had opened in 1839, the origin of its name is clear.  The 'Loco', as it was known, became a Groves & Whitnall house, as seen here in 1958 (note those advertisements) as the Locomotive Inn, closing in 1963 under a compulsory purchase order [2].

2. The Old Pubs of Rochdale Road and neighbourhood Manchester, Bob Potts (1985).

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