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 Photo-a-Day      (Friday, 11th May, 2018) Views: 1,910 
Past Climbs
 Past Climbs   by Steve Carter  (Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ3)
View of the former Whelley Loop Line looking northwards, framed by the over bridge in Haigh Hall.

Comment by Mick on 11th May 2018 at 04:45
It never seems to dry out down there, I once went down on my bike and ended up pushing it because it was that boggy


Comment by Helen of Troy on 11th May 2018 at 07:53
Great photo Steve. Old railway tracks & beds fascinate me, I am always on the look out for them, we have plenty in Norfolk thanks to Dr B.


Comment by Gary on 11th May 2018 at 08:05
The freight avoiding line for Wigan, by passing Wigan NW station. In the early sixties, as diesels began to take over passenger traffic some really interesting steam locos appeared on this route.
Never thought I'd see this view again.
Thanks Steve.


Comment by Arthur on 11th May 2018 at 10:32
Wouldn't take long today to relay new railway lines with all the technology Network rail have.
We need more railways less roads.


Comment by Poet on 11th May 2018 at 12:09
Chillingly cold under these bridges with the continuous drip drip drip like a watery clock.
Spooky atmospheric photo Steve.


Comment by . Ozymandias . on 11th May 2018 at 12:36
I remember reading an article somewhere many years ago stating that Richard Branston ( he of pickle fame ) was considering putting his hand in his pocket and sorting the job out. Nothing ever happened of course. Nothing much ever does in this in this country. Just take the bridge to nowhere up at Almond Brook as an example.


Comment by Scholes Malc on 11th May 2018 at 15:30
know what you mean Mick - a number of attempts were made to make this a 'passable path' from Whelley to the Twenty Bridges but alas...


Comment by DTease on 11th May 2018 at 16:19
A few years ago the track bed was cleared and the drains at either side repaired as far as Hall Lane, but nothing happened after that and it was just left to go back to the wild again.
Before the drains were done it was more like a river than a railway, especially in winter.


Comment by . Ozymandias . on 11th May 2018 at 17:54
You're perfectly correct DTease, I remember watching the machine working along the track bed from this very bridge, but in my failing memory, it seems more like 20 odd years ago....Incidentally, and it saddens me to say this, but he would no doubt have been known to one or two on here, I learned this afternoon that Eddie McDermott has passed away......A grand bloke...sad news indeed.
My condolences to his widow and other family members.

Respect Eddie. Ozy.


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