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Steam Excursion
Steam Excursion
Photo: Bill Eatock
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Item #: 9025
Steam excursion train heading toward Hindley past Crow Nest junction.

Comment by: COLIN HARLOW on 10th January 2010 at 16:04

A very busy junction Crows Nest years ago. To accommodade the large volume of traffic, eight sections of track was laid. To the left of the fork, four lines used to the NUR line from Bolton to Chorley, the Horwich junction, a route to Blackburn. To the right of the fork, Wigan to Manchester and Pendleton to Hindley. The signal box was then located at the fork (next to the steam engine) sandwiched between eight lines. Nowdays, left lines, towards Westhoughton station. Right lines towards Daisy Hill station. Still busy but not as much....sadly.

Comment by: B McDonough on 27th May 2010 at 16:06

this LOco is Jubilee 45596 BAHAMAS

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