Diesel multiple unit at Astley

Resource Type: Image | Posted on 31st October 2011 by Liam Physick

One of the images donated to Metal by Eric Shenton. This 1978 photograph shows a diesel multiple unit, composed of five coaches, passing through the defunct Astley station. Astley, located in Astley Green near Wigan, was opened under the name Flow Moss Cottage in the mid-1840s by the Liverpool and Manchester Railway - it is not known when it changed its name. It was located on the west side of a level crossing on Chat Moss. It was closed on 7th May 1956, but trains using the “Northern Route” (i.e. via Earleston or Newton-le-Willows, the route of the original Liverpool and Manchester Railway, as opposed to the “Southern Route” via Warrington Central) from Liverpool to Manchester still pass the site. All station buildings have been demolished: the signalbox seen here was built after closure

Diesel multiple unit at Astley

Tagged under: liverpool and manchester railway, eric shenton, diesel multiple units, railway signals, liverpool to manchester train, chat moss, newton-le-willows station, level crossings, earleston station, warrington central station

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