Hall Royd Junction Box nameboard as preserved at the East Lancashire Raiway, Bury

Manchester - Normanton via Todmorden: M62 bridge - Heaton Lodge

The journey starts at Manchester Victoria and follows the Calder Valley mainline of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway to Normanton via Todmorden using Google Streetview images. Should you use the individual Google navigation tools, and wish to restore the page to its default views, just refresh the page.

As it takes a few seconds for each of the Google maps to be retrieved, the line is broken into sections, and generally these are station-to-station. Each Google Streetview image is presented facing the direction of travel, in this case eastwards - unless otherwise stated.

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M62 bridge looking eastwards.

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Sadly there are no roads close to the junction for Huddersfield, so this is tad 'off topic' but this is a view from Lower Quarry Road bridge of the single chord link looking westwards towards to the junction with the Calder Valley, and now relaid to allow trains to run from Huddersfield to Brighouse, and so restoring passenger services to this part of the Calder Valley.

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Cooper Bridge road

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Wood Lane bridge. The bridge in the foreground is part of the LNWR line to Farnley Junction, but now provides an exit for trains from Huddersfield joinig the Calder Valley route, and so avoiding a conflicting movement on 'the level'. The second bridge carries the ex-L&YR Calder Valley tracks proper, now reduced to two running lines, whereas at its peak that were four sets of rails here.

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Proceeding under both bridges, there is a third bridge over Wood Lane, this time carrying the LNWR Standedge Manchester-bound line.

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Section from Ordnance Survey OpenSource mapping 2013 showing L&YR railway line from M62 viaduct to Bradley Fold Junction

Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown Copyright and database right 2013