Photos of abandoned railways, disused stations, old tracks. Manchester to bacup 2 ways to travel via train, line 8. The bacup shoe direct limited, bacup, athertonholme mill, railway street, from wellingtons to wedding shoesall footwear. There is very little left to see, but im going to look for it. The rochdale to bacup line closed to passengers in june 1947, but bacup station remained open as terminus of the line from bury and rawtenstall until december 1966. Next, the backs of a row of houses that climb next to the railway and curve slightly. It was at the end of the east lancashire railway elr line from clifton junction through bury and rawtenstall. St pancras railway station and the midland grand hotel london broad st.
Former bacup railway station in bacup, united kingdom. Fine clean and sound without major blemishes and only light indications of being previously owned very good a presentable copy with indications of previous ownership. We recommend you arrive at bury bolton street station 30 minutes before your. It was formerly on the national railway network on the line to bacup as well as bury and manchester. Grassington is mentioned in the doomesday book of 1087 as 300 acres of. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support. At number 43 plantation street in 1914 lived a family by the name of edmondson. The line reached waterfoot in 1848 and bacup in 1852 for most of its life the station was on a through route for passenger services between manchester and bacup via bury. South street, bacup deerplay baptist church, bacup old road, weir ebenezer baptist church lanehead lane, bacup general baptist. Bacup railway station was opened in 1852 by the east lancashire railway as the terminus of the rossendale line.
Mint a new condition book although not sourced from the publishers. Opened by the east lancashire railway, then run by the lancashire and yorkshire railway, it became part of the london, midland and scottish railway during the grouping of 1923. At bacup passengers used the terminus opened 30 years earlier by the east lancashire company, joining the rossendale line just outside the station. Rawtenstall bus station history rossendale free press. All our libraries will be closed on bank and public holidays and some extra statutory dates please note that the public computers are switched off 10 minutes before the library closes. Bacup followed the regional and national trend of deindustrialisation during the early and mid20th century. New a copy sourced new from the original publishers. History of the railways around preston made in preston. Mr budges great experience ol railway work le \rgentine republic, which dated from 1s73, when he weni oul as locomotive superintendent on the k. The rochdale and facit railway was extended to bacup in 1883. The postcode is within the stacksteads wardelectoral division, which is in the constituency of rossendale and darwen.
Rossendale and rochdale railway railway path and greenway map 1. Bacup variations on a theme new railway modellers forums. Opened by the east lancashire railway, it was taken over by the lancashire and yorkshire railway following the formers merger, and it became part of the london, midland and scottish. Further down the rossendale valley i come to stacksteads. Bacups pedigree is founded on its long history as a quality footwear manufacturer. Click here for train bookings and services from the nearest station to bacup. Bacup railway station served the town of bacup in rossendale, lancashire, england, from 1852 until closure in 1966 and was the terminus of two lines. Interesting information for railway street, bacup, ol. Platforms 1 and 4 ran the full length of the station, the northern half of each platform being under a glassroofed train shed. Bacup is picturesque if youve a penchant for victorian stone terraces and great hulking moors, which i do. The history of her majestys inspectorate of constabulary the first 150 years. Bacup railway station served the town of bacup in rossendale, lancashire, england, from 1852 until closure in 1966 and was the terminus of two lines one from rawtenstall and the other from rochdale history.
Bacup borough fc thursday night football comes to bacup borough this season manager brent peters says the club have moved midweek. Railway street in bacup is in the north west region of england. Search by place name, postcode, service number or operator. Stacksteads, a village in tunstead chapelry, lancashire.
Bacup author andrew coward says the report directly led to the closure of three of the valleys rail lines and was the inspiration for his book, the decline of. If you would prefer to book via phone, please call our santa specials ticket hotline on 0343 208 1858. Plans drawn up in 1954 for a bus station on the site of the current rawtenstall fire station next to the railway station 4 of 8. Starting the picture trail from bacup, by chance we got a picture of the old railway station at bacup, which has now been built over. Thank you for your continued support in these difficult times. Even today many of the companys personnel have a technical background in shoe manufacture. In terms of altitude, bacup is the highest town in east lancashire 835250m above sea level so it provides many points for a scenic view across the stunning rossendale valley.
Winding its way from bacup to salford quays, irwell sculpture trail features over 70 artworks by locally, nationally and internationally renowned artists. Rawtenstall this old map of rawtenstall is from the first edition os 1. The bacup shoe direct limited bacup, athertonholme mill. Media in category bacup railway station the following 2 files are in this category, out of 2 total. History of a bustling south london underground station. Some are associated with other pages on this web site but many unrelated ones are being added from time to time. This page combines information for the address railway street, bacup, ol 0ls, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. Staff training please note that this library will be closed from 9 to 10am on the second monday of. Buy the east lancashire railway library of railway history 1st by rush, r.
Bacup railway station bacup train station, transit. Starting the picture trail from bacup station, by chance we got a picture of the old railway station at bacup the first time we did a ride up to bacup, the big blue building in the middle of the picture is built on the site of the old railway, the stone wall surrounding it. Rawtenstall station history ramsbottom model railway club. Railscot, a history of railways with an emphasis on scottish railways. Media in category railway stations closed in 1966 the following 42 files are in this category, out of 42 total. This site offers buscoachrail service information for the united kingdom and ireland. Rawtenstall destinations the east lancashire railway. Since our office and factory are in a rural area, our staff travel to work individually by car and we have enough space to maintain social distancing, so in consultation with our staff, we have decided to remain open for business unless government policy changes. The station was opened by the east lancashire railway and closed by british rail london midland region. The definition of a bacup virgin someone who can run faster than her brother and her father. Irwell sculpture trail visitor guide by mark foster issuu. Photos of abandoned railways, disused stations, old tracks, railway architecture and routes in england and wales. Historic images of lancashire railways, including stations, goods yards, signal boxes, locomotive depots, viaducts and general railway scenes. Bacup to burnley 2 ways to travel via line 8 bus, taxi.
G suggitt lost railways of lancashire countryside books 2003. Rawtenstall railway station serves the town of rawtenstall in lancashire, england, and is the northern terminus of the east lancashire railway. At the western edge of the map the facit branch joins the old line route from bury and rawtenstall a little south of bacup station. Find all the transport options for your trip from bacup to burnley right here. The road running to the south is named new line, referring to the adjacent railway. The site has been demolished and has been converted into an industrial. Below is a extract from life in bacup written by stephen edmondson it is his memories of living on plant back as a child. The first section of the old railway is now bocholt way, constructed to bypass bacup road and to take traffic from the town centre. Take a steam train ride to rawtenstall and back through the irwell valley. It rose over a summit of 967 feet 295 m between britannia and shawforth.
The current railway station opened in 1846 as part of a line from clifton junction built by the east lancashire railway later incorporated into the lancashire and yorkshire railway. Click here to book national express services from bacup. This page combines information for the address railway street, bacup, ol 0uf, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. It is also a borough whose administrative centre is rawtenstall which also includes the upper valley of the river spodden and adjacent tracts of moorland. A lot of inbreeding no railway station to help residents get outta town. Always turn the page the manchester and lancashire family. This section of the web site contains an assortment of track layout diagrams. Rome2rio is a doortodoor travel information and booking engine, helping you get to and from any location in the world. For something a little stronger, a visit to the railways own buffer stops bar is a must for real ale aficionados. The bacup shoe holding company limited officers free. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.
What companies run services between manchester, england and bacup, england. The bacup shoe holding company limited free company information from companies house including registered office address, filing history, accounts, annual. History of stacksteads, in rossendale and lancashire map. The east lancashire railway library of railway history. The big blue building in the middle of the picture is built on the site of the old railway, the stone wall surrounding it, is all that is left of the original building. There is no direct connection from manchester to bacup. History of bacup, in rossendale and lancashire map and. The 6 hundreds are believed to originate before the domesday book and the formation of lancashire. Researching in bacup when i first started out researching my family history i had no idea what to do where to go or anything. Bacup engine shed is named and its associated sidings are shown. Five fantastic things to see and do in rawtenstall. However, you can take the train to todmorden, take the walk to todmorden, bus station, then take the line 8 bus to bacup, yorkshire street. A horsedrawn railway was built in 1803 to take goods and return coal from the lancaster canal terminal in preston to the preston to wigan canal quays at walton summit some 6 miles away.
This engaging book examines the role of the railway station around the world, revealing a microcosm more complex and fascinating than anything our nineteenth. Rome2rio makes travelling from bacup to burnley easy. Rossendale is the deep, narrow valley of the river irwell in the lancashire pennines. In 187072, john marius wilsons imperial gazetteer of england and wales described stacksteads like this.
Britannia station was just 5ft lower than the summit. Bacup railway station served the town of bacup in rossendale, lancashire, england, from 1852 until closure in 1966. The famous river irwell runs from bacup through the rossendale valley to salford and is an important feature in the valley. Beeching dictated that bacup should lose their railway services and the last train left the station in december 1966. They are based on a row of houses down the road slightly from bacup.448 1105 1126 459 152 1099 351 1356 963 1104 520 1381 1255 543 244 707 1409 1069 1061 108 157 1433 535 71 768 1207 486 166 732 1015 767 613 503