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

Manchester - Southport Line via Wigan and Bolton: Gathurst and Martland Mill 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.

This is the view back towards Southport from the M6 viaduct....

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...and now looking eastwards towards Wigan and Manchester.

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Gathurst...from Station Approach, and showing the road bridge outside the station.

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Martland Mill Lane bridge.

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Section from the Ordnance Survey map 1961 showing L&YR railway line from Gathurst to Wigan railway station

Reproduced from the Ordnance Survey Map 1961