The Rossendale Farewell railtour pulls into Rawtenstall marking full closure of the line nearly nine years after passenger services had ceased. The coal depot behind the train was still operating but the coal train had gone from daily to thrice weekly and then as required before ceasing altogether. See image 32156 for the same location thirty years later.

Location: Rawtenstall

Company: East Lancashire Railway

Photographer: Mark Bartlett

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Date: 14/02/1981

Image number: 32157

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