Rochdale East Jct. - Bacup Station Jct.
Date Closed to Passenger Services
14 Dec 1949
Rochdale - Bacup
B 1st May - 15th Jun 1947 574a
Cobb Atlas Reference
382 90 13 - 86 22
RCH Lancashire & District 1933
OCD - Wednesday - CRC; DSSR.
ACD - 16/06/1947 - due to coal shortages. CPLGB, PNM 1980, DRS & RPSGB all give this date as OCD.
A detailed account appears on DSSR The Facit Branch: Rochdale to Bacup. It does state last train ran "Saturday 16 June 1947", but this was a Monday, Saturday being the 14th.
A good example of the complexities of pinning down "Official Closure Dates". In this case the date must be taken as the day of the official announcement, which happened to be a Wednesday.
*RCH L&D 1933.