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

Manchester - Southport Line via Wigan and Bolton: Bolton Trinity Street - Orlando Street bridge

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.

Bolton Trinity Street station seen from the site of Bolton West signal box. A car park is now located in what was the triangle. The Blackburn lines comes in on the left, whilst the line from Wigan and Southport is on the right.

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The rather splendid station building atop the road bridge had to be demolished when the girders started to show their age, but the two platforms and their canopies are still intact.

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The Manchester-end of the platforms at Trinity Street.

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Orlando Street bridge. There are just about four tracks here, but it is difficult to imagine what a hive of industry there was here with the line to Bury and Rochdale swinging off to the left.

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Section from the Ordnance Survey OpenSource mapping 2013 showing L&YR railway line from Bolton Trinity Street to Moses Gate railway station

Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown Copyright and database right 2013