The Rossendale Farewell Railtour marked the cessation of coal traffic to Rawtenstall and closure of the line. It ran from Manchester via Castleton, Heywood and Bury and is seen here on the outward journey. Stubbins closed to passengers in 1972 and has not been reopened by the East Lancashire Railway. The platforms only served the Bacup and Rawtenstall line and not the Accrington line, the trackbed of which can be seen beyond the running line and which had closed completely in 1966. See image 21308 for the same lcoation just before closure.
Company: East Lancashire Railway
Photographer: Mark Bartlett
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Image number: 19681