Westhead Halt

Passenger services from Ormskirk to Rainford ceased in 1958 but the intermediate halt at Westhead, next to this overbridge, closed earlier in 1951. Although the long embankment to the west of this point is still there the overbridge has gone as has the eastern abutment, cleared to create a driveway to a house built on the old formation. Around Skelmersdale the trackbed is built over but at the Ormskirk end of the line cuttings, bridges and embankments can still be seen. Map Reference SD 439080.

Location: Westhead Halt

Company: East Lancashire Railway

Photographer: Mark Bartlett

Make contact: Mark Bartlett

Date: 09/11/2009

Image number: 26288