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Wigan Branch Railway

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A 7-mile line that ran from Parkside, just east of Newton on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway to Wigan via Golborne. It also had a three mile branch to several local collieries.

It was sanctioned in 1830.[1]

It opened in 1832 and in 1834 it merged with the Preston and Wigan Railway to form the Northern Union Railway

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1924/09/12
  • Encyclopedia of British Railway Companies by Christopher Awdry. Published 1990