old railway viaduct in Leigh from the air
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aerial photograph of the old railway viaduct in Leigh, Lancashire UK . The railway viaduct was part of the Tyldesley Loopline , opened in 1864 by the London & North Western Railway. Leigh Station was further along the viaduct. The Tyldesley Loopline fell victim to Dr Beechings Axe and closed in 1964. The viaduct has been demolished since this photo was taken, however some parts of the Tyldesley Loopline are receiving a new lease of life as the Busway, a guided bus route along the former railway trackbed known officially as the Leigh-Salford-Manchester Bus Rapid Transit scheme.