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Wigan Skyline 60s
Photo: Brian Mc
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Item #: 25439
Skyline Wigan from Highfield old Pem colliery site

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 11th August 2014 at 19:52

Would that be the railway embankment of the Pemberton loop line.

Comment by: Brian Mc on 12th August 2014 at 11:41

yes the loop line is the nearest embankment going to right at a point just in front it diverts to the left to Wigan

Comment by: Polly on 12th August 2014 at 16:36

Thanks for the photo Brian. We must always value what was. Your photo helps us remind us in this way.

Comment by: Stuart Naylor on 12th August 2014 at 20:56

Colin Harlow & Brian Mc

I don't think it is Pemberton Loop Line, because it does not look to be in the right position for it to be that loop line.

Comment by: Tony on 13th August 2014 at 16:23

The loop line ran behind the slag heap. It may be the embankment emerging from the right of the heap in the picture?

Comment by: Jim Latham on 13th August 2014 at 18:45

Yes, this is the Pemberton Loop Line. It runs across the photo from left (behind the slag heap known as the Yo-Yo).
I think it's just possible to make out the bridge where the line crossed the B5238, Poolstock Lane near the Tippings pub. The bridge was dismantled in 1972.

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 13th August 2014 at 18:53

I can't get my bearings round this one.
The line Did run next to the tall flats at Worsley Mesnes, and clearly, I can see a railway embankment.
Baldylocks, can you help?

Comment by: baker boy on 13th August 2014 at 19:30

not sure that's teloop line from that viewpoint loop line was at a much less pronounced elevation. circa 1961/3 there was a raised spoil heap with a flat top.think the loop line ran in slightly differently from good old worsley that embankment ? is too high for the loop line ,which I believe is some distance away

Comment by: Alan on 14th August 2014 at 04:21

THE loop line had a very high embankment, I think this is facing East.

Comment by: Max on 14th August 2014 at 19:41

Brian is this down foundry lane?

Comment by: Albert. on 15th August 2014 at 10:53

Did this line go over a bridge known locally as Skew Bridge?. I may be way off the mark.

Comment by: Brian Mc on 18th August 2014 at 11:38

the line did not go over Skew Bridge that is the line from Pem as photo shows it splits just after Pem station it crossed Warington Road near to Little lane to join at Ince park to Hindley, yes photo was taken Foundry Ln near to May Mil

Comment by: Albert. on 18th August 2014 at 18:54

Brian. Was Skew Bridge, the bridge near to Alexandra Park? If so, where did that line go to.?

Comment by: Brian Mc on 21st August 2014 at 19:46

yes Bridge near Alex Park line carried on to Hindley via Worsley Mesnes Lower Ince Amberswood joined joined L&Y there called an avoiding line mainly freight coal etc in later years

Comment by: Albert. on 22nd August 2014 at 15:50

Thanks for the info, Brian.

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