HRS 3207 Radcliffe Moss Shaw Junction in 1970 from Radcliffe branch
This once important little link line was constructed in 1887 allowing trains to move goods westwards from the manufacturing areas towards Bolton and Liverpool. The gradient was so steep that goods trains always required a banking engine from Bury. As a young boy I can recall seeing the engine working the incline. For railway buffs it was 43880 an 0-6-0 clapped out 4F Fowler design with permanently leaking cylinders.
The bridge was known locally as 28 Steps as there used to be steps up from the lower ground to the bridge.