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Written by Bevan Price - 28 Apr 2004
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Location notes
An over bridge over shallow cutting, about 2 miles east of Newton Le Willows on the line between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester via Chat Moss.
Railway type and traffic
Passenger services between Manchester and Liverpool, Warrington Bank Quay, Chester and North Wales. These trains now all DMU operated by Classes 142, 150, 156, 158, 175 from First North Western & Arriva Trains Wales. Also sometimes used for diversions from other routes - check the National Rail timetable for dates - when Central Trains, Trans Pennine & Virgin services may appear.
Freight traffic is variable, but mostly light and subject to change. DB Schenker Classe 66, plus an occasional Freightliner Class 66 are most likely to be seen.
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Environment
Rural, mostly farmland.
Road directions
The A579 is the main link between the M6 (Junction 22, Winwick) and the A580 (at Lowton Lane Head). The road bridge is about 1/4 mile south of the junction of the A579 with the A572 from Newton Le Willows.

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Lowton - A579 Bridge map co-ordinates
Parking
Very limited (2 or 3 cars) at the bridge. The road is very busy - so be careful not to cause obstructions.
Public transport
Long walk from Newton Le Willows station (about 2.5 miles). Some daytime bus services travel along the A572 between Newton Le Willows and Leigh.

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Lowton - A579 Bridge

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Lowton - A579 Bridge



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Photographic notes
Best for eastbound trains until late morning. Location may be partly shaded in winter. Westbound photos best in summer evenings, otherwise hope for a brightish day but with the sun hidden by clouds.


General views - All photographs © Bevan Price unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west


Fig 1 - Looking west


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