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Pendleton (Broad St.) Windsor Bridge No.3 to Fleetwood Station

Stations are indicated by an '#' symbol prior to the place name. Signal boxes are indicated by numbers in the left hand column.  Location names are as shown in the 1960 Sectional Appendix and may be different from the station name.

Section of Line Opened Closed Notes
[Salford] Windsor Bridge No. 3 to Bolton (T. St.) 29.05.1838 Manchester, Bolton & Bury Canal Navigation and Railway
[Wigan] Euxton Junction to Preston 31.10.1838 North Union Railway
Kearsley Colliery Branch 30.04.1840
Preston to Fleetwood 15.07.1840 Preston & Wyre Railway
Bolton (T. St.) to Rawlinson Bridge 04.02.1841
Rawlinson Bridge to Chorley 22.12.1841
Chorley to Euxton Junction 22.06.1843
Burn Naze to Fleetwood Deviation 13.06.1851
Extn. to Fleetwood New Station 15.07.1883 L&Y and L&NW
Wyre Dock to Fleetwood 18.04.1966 (A)
Poulton No. 3 to Wyre Dock 01.06.1970 (P)
Junctions and other features Running Lines Stations, Signal Boxes and Junctions Distance from Signal Box above Loops and Refuge Sidings Notes
Up Down
Maximum permissible speed 60 m.p.h. Windsor Bridge No.3 to Bolton (T. Street)
Maximum permissible speed 75 m.p.h. Bolton (T. Street) to Fleetwood
1 - # Windsor Bridge No.3 -
        # Pendleton (1st)      
2 Brindle Heath Sidings 1m 228yds
3 Agecroft Junction 0m 821yds  
        # Agecroft Station     c. 00.01.1861(t)
4 # Clifton Junction Station (Map) 1m 409yds
5 Pepper Hill 0m 670yds DGL 129
# Dixon Fold Station c. 18.5.1931
6 # Kearsley Junction (Map) 2m 725yds
# Farnworth Station (Map)
7 # Moses Gate Station (Map) 1m 1711yds
8 Burnden Junction 0m 1296yds
9 ↓↓↓↓ Bolton (T. St.) East Junction 0m 488yds
10 ↑↑↑ ↓↓ # Bolton (T. St.) Down (Signals down additional passenger lines Nos. 1 & 2 and down goods line only) (Map) 0m 351yds Bolton Trinity Street Station
11 ↑↑↑ ↓↓ Bolton (T. St.) West 0m 294yds
Bolton (T. St) West 2
12 ↑↑ ↓↓ Bullfield East 0m 793yds
13 ↓↓ Bullfield West 0m 666yds
14 ↑↑ ↓↓ Deane Clough 0m 898yds
        # Chew Moor      
15 ↑↑ # Lostock Junction Station (Map) 1m 693yds DRS 59 c. 07.11.1966 ro. 16.05.19883
        # Lostock Lane Station     c. 01.06.1879
        # Horwich Parkway Station     o. 02.07.1999
16 Horwich Fork Junction 3m 384yds
17 # Blackrod Junction (Map) 0m 1111yds
18 Grindford Bar 1m 610yds
19 # Adlington Station (Map) 0m 777yds
20 Adlington Junction 0m 715yds DRS 54
        # Rawlinson Bridge      
21 # Chorley No.1 (Map) 2m 370yds Chorley Station
22 Chorley No.4 0m 1026yds
23 Rylands Sdg. 0m 487yds
24 ↓↓↓ Euxton No.1 1m 1250yds DPL 76
25 ↑↑ ↓↓ Euxton No.2 0m 730yds c. 02.04.1917
        # Euxton Station     c. 02.04.1917
26 ↓↓ Euxton Junction1 0m 1102yds URS 73*
DRS 96*
* One Siding (Down side)
27 ↑↑ ↓↓ Euxton Coal Sidings 0m 898yds
28 ↑↑ ↓↓ # Leyland Station (Map) 0m 167yds
29 ↑↑ ↓↓ Farington Junction 0m 1626yds
        # Farrington Station (Map)      
30 ↑↑ ↓↓ Farington Curve Junction 1m 112yds
31 ↑↑ ↓↓↓ Skew Bridge 0m 763yds
32 ↑↑↑ ↓↓↓ Ribble Sdgs. 0m 899yds* * 485yds to No. 1
33 ↑↑↑ ↓↓↓↓ Preston No.1 0m 751yds
34 ↑↑↑↑ ↓↓↓↓ Preston No.3 (Signals Up Main and No. 7 platform lines only) 0m 279yds
35 ↑↑↑↑ ↓↓↓↓↓ # Preston No.2A (Signals up and down slow, up and down through and No.3 "Up and down" platform line only) (Map) 0m 300yds* * From No. 1
36 ↑↑↑↑ ↓↓↓ Preston No.2 (Does not signal up main line) 0m 325yds* * From No. 1
37 ↑↑↑↑ ↓↓↓ Preston No.4 0m 378yds* * 427yds from No. 3. 396yds from No. 2A
38 ↑↑↑ ↓↓ Preston No.5 0m 389yds
39 ↑↑ ↓↓ Maudland Viaduct1 0m 844yds
40 ↑↑ ↓↓ Ashton 0m 1693yds
41 ↑↑ ↓↓ # Lea Road (Map) 1m 175yds c. 2.5.1938
42 ↑↑ ↓↓ Constable Lane 0m 1259yds
43 ↑↑ ↓↓ # Salwick No.1 (Signals slow lines only) (Map) 0m 1536yds
44 ↓↓ Salwick No.2 0m 875yds
45 ↑↑ ↓↓ Spen Lane 0m 1517yds
46 ↑↑ ↓↓ Treales 1m 70yds
47 ↑↑ ↓↓ Kirkham and Wesham South Junction 0m 946yds
48 ↑↑ ↓↓ # Kirkham and Wesham Station (Map) 0m 674yds UPL 29
49 ↑↑ Kirkham and Wesham North Junction 0m 870yds
50 Bradkirk 0m 1457yds
51 # Weeton 0m 1636yds
52 Singleton Bank 0m 1694yds
53 # Singleton (Map) 1m 575yds c. 2.5.1932
54 ↓↓ Poulton-le-Fylde No.1 1m 1065yds
        # Poulton-le-Fylde (1st)      
55 ↑↑ ↓↓ # Poulton-le-Fylde No.2 (Does not signal the fast lines) (Map) 0m 460yds
56 ↑↑↑ Poulton-le-Fylde No.3 0m 502yds
57 Poulton-le-Fylde No.5 0m 546yds
58 # Thornton Cleveleys Station (Map) 1m 498yds c. 1.6.1970
59 Burn Naze South 0m 1302yds UGL 60
60 # Burn Naze North (Map) 0m 1568yds UGL 60 c. 1.6.1970
61 Wyre Power Station 1m 302yds
62 Wyre Dock Junction 0m 852yds
63 ↓↓ Fleetwood Wyre Dock Station (Map) 0m 1075yds c. 1.6.1970
64 --- ↑↑ - Fleetwood Station (1st) (Map) 0m 820yds c. 18.4.1966

1. The section of line between Euxton Junction and Maudland Viaduct is duplicated in the Western Lines North Sectional Appendix.
2. Bolton West Junction was an early power signal box and controlled a triangular junction.
3. When the station reopened platforms were not provided on the Westhaughton branch.
 

Notes

When first opened, trains between Salford and Bolton ran on the right hand track.

The nearby L&NW station at Great Moor Street station was replaced by a new 4 platform station on 28.09.1874. This new station was on a higher level than the original station. Prior to this date there appears to have been a physical connection with the Lancashire and Yorkshire line near Trinity Street station. Some sources deny that such a connection existed, but it is clearly shown on early OS maps. Although the running of actual trains between the two routes would have been impossible, wagons could have been exchanged via a siding and a small turntable.

Links

Poulton and Wyre Railway Society Working towards their goal of reopening the line from Poulton to Fleetwood.
Blackrod Station Very informative site detailing the history and workings of this once busy junction.