BURY BOLTON STREET

1981 - 2014

[Source: Paul Wright & Alan Young]
 


Looking north at Bury Bolton Street station on 14th February 1981. The station had been closed for nearly a year by this date. The occasion was a visit by a railtour, the Rossendale Farewell which called at Bury Bolton Street on its way up to Rawtenstall. The tour would later pass back through Bolton Street station on its way to Manchester Victoria. At this time Bury Bolton Street station was very much as it had been just before closure. Only its signs and lamps had been removed. Even the electric conductor rails were still in situ at this time.
Photo by Mark Bartlett


Looking north along platform 2 at Bury Bolton Street station in February 1983. To the left is an island platform that was numbered platforms 3 and 4. The island platform was the last one to be used by regular services and still had its buildings in 1983. The area where the cars can be seen to the right was the site of the original 1846 station building which had been the headquarters of the East Lancashire Railway company.
Photo by Nick Catford


24054 & a miniature 0-6-0PT at Bury Bolton Street in 1986 shortly after the station was reopened by the East Lancashire Railway.
Photo by John Law from his Everything on Rails web site


Looking south along Bury Bolton Street station's island platform in March 2008. A train for Rawtenstall can be seen waiting to depart from platform 3. To the right platform 4 is occupied by
 a Heywood bound train.
Photo by Paul Wright


Looking north at Bury Bolton Street Station in 2009. The station is once again a busy hub. A passenger service for Rawtenstall can be seen to the right of the island platform while another prepares to depart for Heywood, seen to the left.
Photo by David Ingham, reproduced from Wikipedia under Creative Commons Licencce


Fifty years after the powerful Deltic locomotives were introduced onto the East Coast Main Line, two preserved examples of the class prepare to depart from Bury Bolton Street on a Rawtenstall train on the 15 October 2011. During their years on the ECML (1961 to 1981), they would not normally have worked in tandem as one locomotive was more than capable of handling the express services on which they were used.
Photo by John Wilson


Looking north at Bury Bolton Street station on 22 September 2012.
Photo by Paul Wright



A view looking north from platform 2 at Bury Bolton Street in September 2014. The canopy on platform 3/4 survived the stations closure and looks magnificent in its 1950s paint scheme.
Photo by Dave Robinson


The southern end of Bury Bolton Street station with its impressive semaphore
signal gantry seen in September 2014.
Photo by Dave Robinson


A view showing the 1950s period detail on platform 3 and 4 at Bury Bolton Street
taken in September 2014.
Photo by Dave Robinson


Looking south along platform 2 at Bury Bolton Street in September 2014. A former BR class 14 locomotive is seen at the head of an ELR train.
Photo by Dave Robinson

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[Source: Paul Wright & Alan Young]




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