Crow Nest Junction

Following rationalisation of the lines between Wigan, Bolton and Atherton, Crow Nest Junction signal box was opened by BR on October 1st 1972. Built to replace a much larger 92 lever box, most of which had become surpless to requirements, the box controlled movements over the double track junction until its closure and subsequent transfer to Manchester Piccadilly Signalling Centre on July 28th 2013.

Diagram of Crow Nest Junction (2011), Drawn by Danny Withington.
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