SJ3697 : Ormskirk line railway bridge

taken 4 years ago, near to Aintree, Sefton, Great Britain

Ormskirk line railway bridge
Ormskirk line railway bridge
The bridge carries the Liverpool to Ormskirk line over the former Liverpool Extension line, now a Sustrans route.
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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Date Taken
Saturday, 4 November, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 14 November, 2017
Geographical Context
Paths  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 3639 9709 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.0014N 2:57.5795W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 3641 9707
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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Former Railway Track Bed  National Cycle Route 62  Railway Bridge 

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