The old Liverpool and Manchester main line sees split headcode Class 40 40132 heading west and approaching Newton-le-Willows station with a train of oil tanks. The train is just passing Parkside Colliery, whose exchange sidings are in the foreground. The M6 Motorway overbridge can be seen in the background and Parkside's two modern winding towers were a prominent landmark to motorists for many years until they were demolished after its closure in 1993.

Location: Newton-le-Willows

Original line: Liverpool and Manchester Railway

Photographer: Mark Bartlett

Contact photographer: Mark Bartlett

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Date: 25/10/1980

Image number: 31642

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