Ashton, Stalybridge and Liverpool Junction Railway

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A 1910 Railway Clearing House Junction Diagram showing railways around Manchester; the western part of the AS&LJR is on the right
A 1912 Junction Diagram showing railways around Ashton-under-Lyne; the eastern part of the AS&LJR is across the centre

The Ashton, Stalybridge & Liverpool Junction Railway (AS&LJR), was formed in 1844 and was taken over by the Manchester and Leeds Railway in 1847.

History[edit]

The line was surveyed by Thomas Longridge Gooch in 1843 as part of his work for the Manchester and Leeds Railway (M&LR).[1] The railway was to consist of a main line from Miles Platting on the M&LR to Stalybridge, with a branch to Ardwick.[2]

The first section, from Miles Platting via Clayton Bridge and Droylsden stations to Ashton-under-Lyne opened on 13 July 1846. On 5 October 1846, the line was connected to Stalybridge. The company was acquired by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway on 9 July 1847. Finally on 1 August 1849 the line was connected to the London and North Western Railway (LNWR) at Stalybridge.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Marshall 1969, p. 60.
  2. ^ Marshall 1969, p. 61.

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