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

Manchester - Southport Line via Wigan and Bolton: Heaton Bridge - Moor Lane

Our journey today starts at Southport Chapel Street and follows the line to Manchester Victoria via Bolton 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. The intention is that to see the northwards view, the Google navigation tool needs to be used.

Heaton Brridge.

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Lady Bridge Lane.

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Mayor Street bridge, with Lostock bound Pacer

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On the approaches to Bolton the line diappears into a short tunnel, so this view from Moor Lane is looking westwards, back towards Bolton.

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Section from the Ordnance Survey OpenSource mapping 2013 showing L&YR railway line from Lostock to Bolton West.

Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown Copyright and database right 2013