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Ramsbottom (Stubbins Junction) to Bacup

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
[Clifton Jn] Stubbins Jn – Rawtenstall 28.09.1846
Rawtenstall – Newchurch 27.03.1848
Newchurch – Bacup 01.10.1852
Rawtenstall – Bacup 05.12.1966 (A)
[Bury Bolton St.] Stubbins Jn – Rawtenstall 02.06.1972 (P)
[Heywood Standard Wagon Co. Sdg] Stubbins Junction -Rawtenstall 08.04.1981 (G)
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.
1 Stubbins Junction (Map) c. 02.06.1972
2 Irwell Vale 1m 845yds DRS 57
3 Ewood Bridge Station (Map) 0m 966yds c. 02.06.1972
4 Rawtenstall West 1m 85yds
5 Rawtenstall East (Map) 0m 550yds c. 02.06.1972
6 Ilex Hall Carr 0m 542yds
7 Clough Fold Station (Map) 0m 858yds c. 05.12.1966
8 Waterfoot Goods Yard (Map) 0m 1216yds c. 05.12.1966
9 Stacksteads Station (Map) 1m 742yds
10 Bacup Station Junction (Map) 1m 103yds c. 05.12.1966


The East Lancashire Railway
A cycle ride from Rawtenstall to Bacup and back