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 door. Some track renewal (and upgrade) has been taking place in recent months to facilitate access to a new Northern maintenance base for diesel units. This is believed will be located to the left of the existing sidings on the formation of a former freight line serving collieries, canal basins and the Wigan Wagon Works. The WCML line is to the left and the Class 319 is coming off the St Helens line with a service from Liverpool to Wigan North Western.
Location: Springs Branch Junction
Company: Wigan Branch Railway
Photographer: John McIntyre
Make contact: John McIntyre
Image number: 67923