Infrastructure

The L&Y’s infrastructure evolved from that of its main constituents:

The Manchester and Leeds Railway ran via Rochdale, Todmorden, Sowerby Bridge and Wakefield to a junction with the North Midland Railway at Normanton, using that company’s line to Leeds. Its structures were massive stone works built to impress and to last, such as Gauxholme Viaduct near Todmorden.

The East Lancashire Railway ran from Liverpool to Preston (via Ormskirk), Preston to Colne via Blackburn, Accrington and Burnley and from Accrington to Clifton Junction (just outside Salford) via Bury. It had a distinctive style to its buildings and structures such as the original station at Rose Grove, Burnley.

When additional lines were built by the L&Y the contractor appointed was also responsible for the design of the buildings, so each new route had its own architectural style such as Gathurst on the Wigan to Southport line.

Eventually a distinctive corporate style emerged and this was used for replacements at existing stations and new stations such as Moorside and Wardley on the Salford to Wigan line.

 

Drawings and Documents

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Drawing_1845_ELR_Bacup_Branch_Occupation_Bridge

Drawing_1845_Manchester_Bury_Rossendale_Rly_Truss_Bridge_12Miles_38Chains_Contract_Dwg_No.11

Drawing_1846_ELR_Works_At_Hardsough

Drawing_1847_ELR_Bacup_Branch_Bridge_At_3Miles_49Chains

Drawing_1847_ELR_Bacup_Branch_Iron_Girder_Bridge_Dwg_No.28

Drawing_1851_ELR_Bacup_Branch_Longitudinal_Section_Newchurch_Bacup

Drawing_1851_ELR_Bacup_Branch_Road_Bridge_Dwg_No.3

Drawing_1851_ELR_Bacup_Branch_Viaduct_Over_River_Dwg_No.14

Drawing_1856_ELR_Bacup_Branch_Permanent_Way_For_Doubling_Line_Dwg_No.10

Document_1874_Specifications_For_ Construction _Of_ Hoddlesden_Branch

Drawing_1877_Stacksteads_Station_Building_Contract_Dwg_No.42

Drawing_1884_Wardleworth_Stn_New_Footbridge_Dwg_1152_No_9

Drawing_1887_Darcy Lever_Station_Waiting_Room

Drawing_May_1898_Proposed_Widening_Accrington_Lonsdale_St_Bridge

Drawing_October_1917_New_Cotton_Shed_Middleton_Contract_Dwg_No.2.

Drawing_1973_Scaled_Standard_Wooden_Waiting_Room_Drawn_By_GKFox

Drawing_Undated_Entwistle_Station_Building_Alterations_Contract_Dwg_No.12

Drawing_Undated_New_Footbridge_At_Lostock_Junction

Drawing_Undated_LMSR_Accrington_Station_Rating_Plan

Drawing_Undated_Meadow_Top_Footbridge

Drawing_Undated_New_Engine_Carriage_Sheds_Colne

Drawing_Undated_North_Lancs_Loop_Bridge_At_Stake_46.25_Contract_Dwg_No.10

Drawing_Undated_North_Lancs_Loop_Bridge At_Padiham_Contract_Dwg_No.32

Drawing_Undated_North_Lancs_Loop_Bridge_At_Mr_Clarks_Contract_Dwg_No.9

Drawing_Undated_North_Lancs_Loop_Bridge_At_Simonstone_Lane_Contract_Dwg_No.29

Drawing_Undated_North_Lancs_Loop_Bridge_At_Simonstone_Lane_Details_Of_Ironwork_Contract_Dwg_No.29

Drawing_Undated_North_Lancs_Loop_Bridge_Over_Stream_Contract_Dwg_No.31

Drawing_Undated_North_Lancs_Loop_Crossings_Embankments_Cuttings_Trackwork_Contract_Dwg_No.34

Drawing_Undated_North_Lancs_Loop_Culverts_Contract_Dwg_No.33

Drawing_Undated_North_Lancs_Loop_Occupation_Bridge_Contract_Dwg_No. 36

Drawing_Undated_North_Lancs_Loop_Tramway_Bridge_At_Peg_59_Contract_Dwg_No.12

Drawing_Undated_North_Lancs_Loop_Tramway_Bridge_No.1_Contract_Dwg_No.1x

Document_1850_Hawkshaw_Report

Document_1874_Specifications_For_ Construction _Of_ Hoddlesden_Branch

Document_1883_Contracts_For_Works_At_Birkdale _And_Pendleton

Document_1888_Bury_Fire_Apparatus_Report

Document_1894_August_Letter_Regarding_Sidings_Repair_At_Deepdale

Document_1895_LYR_Gradient_Table

Document_1921_Fire_Brigade_Manual

 

Notes

Many more examples of L&YR infrastructure can be found in our publications. Go to the Books page of our On-Line Shop.