Transport (17 pages found in this category)


Bolton and Leigh Railway

Lancashire’s first public railway, promoted as a mineral line in connection with William Hulton’s coal pits to the west of his estate at Over Hulton.

Ellenbrook tramway

A tramway built by the Bridgewater Trustees in the 1830s to transport coal to the Bridgewater Canal.

John Blenkinsop

Mining engineer at Charles Brandling’s Middleton Collieries who patented a rack and pinion system for a steam locomotive and commissioned the first practical railway locomotive from Fenton, Murray and Wood’s Round Foundry in Holbeck, Leeds in 1811.

John Greenwood

John Greenwood (1788–1851) was the keeper of a toll-gate in Pendleton on the Manchester to Liverpool turnpike, who In 1824 inaugurated the United Kingdom’s first omnibus service.

Kaye’s Mineral Line

Standard gauge mineral line built to serve the pits owned by the Lister Kayes of Denby Grange in West Yorkshire.

Kenyon and Leigh Junction Railway

The Kenyon and Leigh Junction Railway (K&LJR) opened on 3 January 1831 linking the Bolton and Leigh Railway (B&LR), which terminated near the Leigh Branch of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, to the Liverpool and Manchester Railway (L&MR) at Kenyon.

Lancashire Witch locomotive

The Lancashire Witch was built by Robert Stephenson and Company, and was a development of George Stephenson and Timothy Hackworth’s Locomotion No. 1.

Leigh-Ellenbrook guided busway

The Leigh-Ellenbrook guided busway is part of the Leigh-Salford-Manchester bus rapid transit scheme in Greater Manchester, England. It provides transport connections between Leigh, Tyldesley and Ellenbrook and onwards to Manchester city centre on local roads.

Manchester & Salford Tramway Company

Redirected to Manchester Suburban Tramways Company.

Manchester Carriage Company

Company established on 1 March 1865 to provide horse-drawn bus services throughout Manchester and Salford, in England.