On Downholland Moss there’s a lonely former railway bridge, just to the west of Haskayne Village, which still carries Old Lane/Old Moss Lane over the trackbed of the now long gone Liverpool, Southport & Preston Junction Railway and subsequently Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway branch. It left/joined the Southport & Cheshire Lines Extension Railway just north of Altcar & Hillhouse Station, at Hillhouse Junction, and headed off via Barton, Halsall, Shirdley Hill, Meols Cop etc. to swing around Southport.
Here are today’s views both west and east:-
And to help us orientate with the landscape here’s a scan of an old Ordnance Survey map dated 1992:-
Old Lane railway bridge is right in the middle of the map extract.
I took the photos whilst out on one of my solo fitness cycle rides recently.
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