My apologies, I meant Hindley South.
I have amended the thread title/
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What would the main freight be that was carried?
Not entirely relevant, but I noticed the other day whilst scanning a timetable for another thread a Manchester Victoria to Blackpool North routed via Atherton and Daisy Hill. The said train was summer Saturdays only, departing Manchester at 10.55. This ran until at least 1970. I presume it was routed via the Whelley Loop.
If I remember correctly the route from Hindley to Standish was taken out of use in 1972 ? I did have a most useful list of all line / junction closures but have mislaid it. I asked on another thread if anyone had the said list or link to it, but as yet no replies.