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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 12th September, 2011)

Disused Great Central Railway


Disused Great Central Railway
Taken at Lower Ince.

Photo: Colin Harlow  (Kodak CX7330)
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Comment by: Dave Marsh on 12th September 2011 at 08:53

Great photograph,Colin,it has a certain something.

Comment by: aitch on 12th September 2011 at 09:37

Some of the nicest rudd I have ever seen under those bridges, as well as enough scrap to fill a couple of 16 tonners

Comment by: BIG JOHN on 12th September 2011 at 15:35

The thing that spoils any place of beauty is the rubbish people dump, like the blue drum and pallet in the photo. It always amazes me how rubbish appears even in the most remote place on earth. I was out walking miles from anywhere on the moors and found a mattress dumped.

Comment by: Neil Cain on 17th September 2011 at 10:46

My uncle Stan Morris worked as a fireman on the old GC from Ince shed. Have a pic of men up on an old j10 engine I,ll post before too long

Comment by: Bob on 17th September 2011 at 14:27

This is between lower ince and hindley south i take it.

Comment by: Neil Cain on 18th September 2011 at 09:02

Yes Bob, reckon that the Springs Branch line going over the top. The Pemberton loop embankment crossing the two lines would be just behind the photographer

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 18th September 2011 at 19:54

Almost right Neil, the Pemberton Loop crossed the other side of the bridge, behind me would have been Lower Ince station, on Ince Green Lane. I was just out there walking with my camera on a lovely peaceful morning, the sun shone through and the calm water was a mirror image inside the bridge.

Comment by: jamie on 3rd March 2012 at 23:44

where abouts in lower ince is this ive not got a clue where it is

Comment by: john babb on 12th February 2013 at 11:37

In about 1965 there were plans to build a road following these old railways from the M6 at Pemberton to Atherton or Westhoughton M61. I´m glad to see these lovely old places still haven´t been spoiled after 50 years just to save a few cars having to queue to get thruogh Hindley.

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