The Locomotive was a huge Boddingtons pub on the corner of Cornwall Street and Ashton Old Road in Openshaw. It is shown at the archives in two photos in the 1960s, and here in the 1970s. The Locomotive was renamed the Smithfield - after the nearby wholesale markets - as shown above in 1992.
Locomotive, Ashton Old Road. (c) Gorton Tank .
The old Locomotive and Smithfield was demolished in 2003  and nothing stands on this corner today. Pubs either side of the this one on Ashton Old Road were the both-closed George and the Pack Horse.
Former location of Locomotive, Ashton Old Road. (c) Google 2014. View Larger Map.