Above: The single track 7mile long Rose Grove to Colne line in Lancashire will be closed between Sunday 30 March and Saturday 4 April 2014 for track renewal work to take place. A few weeks before the closure on the afternoon of Friday 7 March, a typical scene is recorded at the terminus at Colne as the driver of Northern Class 142 unit No. 142043 walks forward to inspect the front lights prior to departing with the 13.51 (2S17) service to Blackpool South. Inset: Colne was the birth place of Wallace Hartley, the band master of the RMS Titanic whose orchestra famously carried on playing while the stricken ship was sinking. Wallace lost his life in the tragedy, and is buried in Colne Cemetery. Note the models of the ship at the base of the grave stone.
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