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Bickershaw Colliery was one of the last working collieries in Lancashire and used steam locomotives until quite late on. Their main task was hauling wagons up to the exchange sidings.

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Category:Transportation
Subcategory:Railway
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Keywords:Bickershaw, Bickershaw Colliery, Gwyneth, Respite

'Respite' -Hunslet 3696 of  1950.'Gwyneth' making a storming attack on the grade on a typically grey Lancashire day'Gwyneth' near the loading point at Bickershaw.Another view of 'Respite'An 'Austerity' makes a spirited attack on the grade out of the colliery.Locoshed at Bickershaw.'Gwyneth''Gwyneth' reversing wagons into the colliery yard'Gwyneth' heading towards the exchange sidings'Warrior' and Gwyneth' at Bickershaw shed'Warrior'  [Hunslet 3823 0f 1954] at Bickershaw shedAn 'Austerity', almost certainly 'Gwyneth', heads for the exchange sidings, viewed from the spoil tip.An 'Austerity' heads for the exchange sidings, viewed from the spoil tip.An 'Austerity' heads for the exchange sidings.'Gwyneth' - RSH 7135 of 1944'Gwyneth' near the screens at BickershawSnowy scene at Bickershaw #1Snowy Scene at Bickershaw#2