54005 & 53017 Chinley 19 June 1984

A scene of semi dereliction at Chinley on 19 June 1984. The surviving part of the station building stands forlornly on the island platform, as 54005 & 53017 prepare to call in the vain hope that there might be some passengers. It is working the 10:38 New Mills Central to Sheffield service, one of the few trains actually to call here, as although there was plenty of traffic at this location in the 1980s, virtually all of it passed straight through. Although it looks like it is about to be demolished, the station building did in fact survive for quite a number of years after this picture was taken, which is more than can be said for the DMU.