SJ3695 : Railway path alongside Hartleys

taken 4 years ago, 3 km from Aintree, Sefton, Great Britain

Railway path alongside Hartleys
Railway path alongside Hartleys
This may look like a rural footpath but the security fence to the right gives a clue. It surrounds the former Hartleys jam factory SJ3696 : Hartleys Jam Factory.
Liverpool Extension Line (NCN62)

Opened in 1879/80 by the Cheshire Lines Committee, this important freight artery ran from Hunts Cross on the Liverpool to Manchester line northwards to Aintree, where it met lines from various directions. Although principally a freight line, there was some local passenger traffic and it also served as a useful route for charter trains to Aintree race course.

The line closed in 1975, and since the 1980s it has formed part of Sustrans' National Cycle Network route 62 (Fleetwood to Selby).

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Saturday, 4 November, 2017   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 12 November, 2017
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 3682 9593 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:27.3790N 2:57.1769W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 3683 9592
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