Bolton and Leigh Railway



Dates

  /  /1825Bolton and Leigh Railway
Company incorporated.
01/08/1828Bolton and Leigh Railway
Lecturers Close, Bolton, to Chequerbent collieries opened. The 0-4-0 locomotive "the Lancashire Witch" was named.
  /  /1829Bolton and Leigh Railway
Chequerbent to Leigh opened.
11/06/1831Bolton and Leigh RailwayKenyon and Leigh Junction Railway
Regular passenger trains run from Great Moor Street, Bolton, to Kenyon Junction on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway.
  /  /1885Bolton and Leigh Railway
Alignment at Chequerbent altered but original alignment retained for access to collieries.
  /03/1954Bolton and Leigh Railway
Line closed to passenger services except specials.
  /  /1964Bolton and Leigh Railway
Track uplifted.