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Pemberton loopline westwood park   Views: 1508
westwood park loop line Wigan   Comments: 16
Photo: John bretherton   Item #: 28862  
westwood park loop line Wigan
  Photos of railway line between Hindley no 3 and Pemberton  

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Comments by Garry, 17th January 2017  
Would this be looking towards Hindley on the Pem line?

Comments by John bretherton, 17th January 2017  jbretherton2001@liv.co.uk 
The lad in the photo is my school mate Peter Lawrence

Comments by John bretherton, 17th January 2017  jbretherton2001@liv.co.uk 
The train in photo is going towards Hindley no3 photo taken on the canal bridge Scotmans flash

Comments by Jarvo, 17th January 2017  
Riddles 9F heading towards Hindley North down the dip. Great photograph.

Comments by baker, 18th January 2017  
9f's appeared late 1959 eplacing war dept locos.is that a diesel in the box loop.

Comments by Alex, 19th January 2017  
What is it like round there today, is the embankment still there? Any photos of no-3 signal box, John.

Comments by Garry, 19th January 2017  
9F didn't replace WD Austerity 2-8-0 these cheaply built locos carried on up to the end of steam in 1968.

Comments by Gerry, 21st January 2017  
I believe part of the line is being used for the new link road. Be interesting how they cross the flash: new bridge?

Comments by Garry, 21st January 2017  
New bridge is the least of the problem. It's the people who live near the proposed new road who they should be concerned about.

Comments by baker, 22nd January 2017  
once again the expert garry sticks his hooter in and his wrong again WD'S WHERE ALL GONE BY EARLY /MID 1967.none lasted to the end of steam.

Comments by Garry, 22nd January 2017  
Some WD austerity's are still in steam today on private lines, but withdrawn up to the end of steam when all steam traction ended for BR in August 1968.

Comments by baker, 23rd January 2017  
garry the facts, all WD locos in preservation are from foreign climes,please try and keep up ian allen.

Comments by Gerry, 30th January 2017  
Know its a late post, re bridge. Though, that's progress for you. People can always move! Just like they had to when railways were first laid.

Comments by Garry, 5th February 2017  
You won't be saying that, Gerry if your house was being knocked down if you like the place you live.

Comments by Robert, 7th February 2017  
Wouldn't bother me.
Price of progress, get used to it!

Comments by gasmon, 18th August 2017  
Johnny Bretherton - Did you live in Poolstock & work as a fireman at Springs Branch & have a powerfull motorbike scaring the hell out of us down poolstock going to / from work at 60+ mph !!!!!

Wonderfull days !!

Nice 3 photos of the old loop line - have you any of Westwood park signalbox ? - I would love to see it again.

Thanks for posting these - gasmon

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