Station Name: BAXENDEN
[Source: Paul Wright & Alan Young]
Immediately to the north of Baxenden station site the old ELR trackbed passes this mill lodge on a sturdy stone embankment. The two mile 1:37 descent to Accrington (and the Hyndburn Greenway) begins by the white houses. Even in diesel days this was a challenging line and the Cravens DMUs based at Accrington shed were all of the twin power car variety to cope with local gradients. Towards the end, Helmshore was the only intermediate station on the Accrington to Stubbins line and closure finally came on 5th December 1966, the same day as the line from Bacup to Rawtenstall.
Photo by Mark Bartlett