East Lancashire Railway 1845 - 1859

Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

Formed after Manchester, Bury & Rossendale Railway changed their name in July 1845; a year later ELR absorbed Blackburn & Preston, the Blackburn, Burnley, Accrington & Colne Extension and Liverpool, Ormskirk & Preston Railway; there was an extension in 1852 to Bacup for passengers; Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway absorbed East Lancashire Railway in May 1859.