SD4422 : Water Tower at Becconsall (West Lancashire Light Railway)

taken 2 months ago, near to Becconsall, Lancashire, Great Britain

Water Tower at Becconsall (West Lancashire Light Railway)
Water Tower at Becconsall (West Lancashire Light Railway)
The West Lancashire Light Railway (WLLR) is a narrow gauge railway which was formed in 1967 to save the narrow gauge railway equipment which was disappearing from local industries. A suitable site was found alongside Alty’s brickworks at Hesketh Bank and some equipment acquired and a short (approx. 150 yards) section of 2ft gauge track, using redundant rails and a set of axles on which the first item of rolling stock was built.

The running line slowly grew in length and now runs from Becconsall station to Delph, a distance of approx. 430 yards. The track extends eastwards beyond Delph station on ledge above the old clay pit which but this is too narrow to contain a run-round loop and so trains terminate at Delph. The WLLR is open to the public on Sundays and Bank Holidays and passengers can ride in semi-open coaches which have been built by the railway's volunteers.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 30 June, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 5 July, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Railways 
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Panasonic DC-G9 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 447 229 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:41.9759N 2:50.2902W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 447 229
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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