CRL - Community Rail Lancashire


Walsden – is a large village that forms a suburb of Todmorden to the north. The name is of Anglo-Saxon origin meaning ‘Valley of he who is Foreign’.

The Stickleback Line services only call at Walsden in the morning peak towards Manchester and in the evening peak towards Leeds. There is an hourly service on the Calder Valley between Manchester and Leeds via Brighouse. The village also sits on the Rochdale Canal.

Discover Amazing Women by Rail

Discover Amazing Women by Rail is a project initiated by the Mid Cheshire Line CRP and invites people to leave their car at home and use the train (along with buses and trams) to explore the fascinating, and often hidden, histories of women who lived and worked in areas along the Mid Cheshire and Calder Valley railway lines, including the Blackburn to Manchester via Todmorden route.

The project is supported with a website ( by an A5 booklet available from local stations, tourist information offices and libraries. The booklet can also be downloaded using this link: Amazing Women by Rail