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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 10th January, 2018)

Barely Visible

Barely Visible
The former track bed of the Lancashire Union Railway at Kirkless, now a footpath, in stark winter sunshine.

Photo: Steve Carter  (Panasonic DMC-SZ3)
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Comment by: Maureen on 10th January 2018 at 06:40

That's very impressive Steve,it reminds me of "the wizard of oz". Thank you.

Comment by: Mick on 10th January 2018 at 07:37

So much nicer than a old railway line

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 10th January 2018 at 08:02

Nice one Steve.

Comment by: Veronica on 10th January 2018 at 08:42

It's marvellous how Nature reclaims what is hers -without any help from us. That's apart from old apple cores thrown from the windows of moving trains long ago!

Comment by: Elizabeth on 10th January 2018 at 09:59

Good pic.Walk here regularly.

Comment by: Maurice on 10th January 2018 at 10:22

This is now part of the national cyclepath,the Wigan part will join Haigh Hall to Pennington flash.

Comment by: Jim tomney on 10th January 2018 at 12:18

Fantastic shot is that a shed halfway then people farther down.

Comment by: Gary on 10th January 2018 at 13:47

In the 50s and to 1960 this line saw Stanier and Fairbairn 2-6-4 tank engines on passenger work. Freight, lasting a bit longer, was largely in the hands of Crab 2-6-0 and 2-8-0 austerities.
I don't think the passenger service, Wigan NW to Blackburn, ever made money. The freight work did, for a time.
Excellent photo.

Comment by: Titus on 11th January 2018 at 23:48

That would make a really good jigsaw puzzle.

Comment by: Owdbill on 12th January 2018 at 00:30

Gary, You are confusing two different lines. The photo shows the former Whelley line but your comments are about the former Red Rock line.

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