Wigan Branch Railway

Introduction

This line runs from Wigan to Parkside on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. It now forms part of the West Coast Main Line.



It merged with the Preston and Wigan Railway to form the North Union Railway.




Dates

  /  /1838Wigan Branch Railway
Preston and Wigan Railway
North Union Railway
Wigan Branch Railway and Preston and Wigan Railway merge to form the North Union Railway.
  /  /1970Caledonian Railway Lancaster and Carlisle Railway Lancaster and Preston JunctionRailway Preston and Wigan Railway Wigan Branch Railway Warrington and Newton Railway Grand Junction Railway
Weaver Junction (south of Warrington) to Glasgow electrification authorised.

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.




This is the site of Golborne South station, on the WCML which closed in 1961. The old ticket office was in the bricked up section of the bridge above ...
Michael Butterworth 16/06/2017
88002 'Prometheus' passed here northwards yesterday on what may be its final loaded test train ... consist of loaded stone wagons with 68025 'Superb' ...
Michael Butterworth 08/04/2017






An MPV negotiates the new track work that has been laid at Springs Branch Junction, on the former trackbed of the L&NWR Eccles, Tyldesley and Wigan ...
John McIntyre 08/03/2019
MPVs dominate the maintenance facility at Springs Branch on o8 March 2019, although one Class 08 shunter was also noticed outside the left hand shed ...
John McIntyre 08/03/2019