WHILE the railway is being modernised and train services upgraded the Telegraph has dug into the archives to look back at an old railway station.

This photo, which was taken on June 5, 1974, shows what Rose Grove Station looked like in the 1970s.

The railway station is located in the west part of Burnley and 11 miles east of Blackburn Station.

Trains running from Blackburn to Manchester Victoria via Todmorden pass through this line today and there are also services to neighbouring towns, including Colne.

During the mid to late 1980s, Rose Grove was seen as the starting point for an Inter City 'Holidaymaker' Saturday service.

In the 1989 timetable trains ran as the 6.50am to Paignton via Preston and Birmingham New Street.

Despite these added services, the station became unstaffed in the 1980s following the demolition of the station buildings.

The last remnants of the Great Harwood Loop towards Padiham have also disappeared, the line having been closed in 1993 with the end of oil traffic to the power station there.

On weekdays and Sundays, there is now an hourly service from Rose Grove to Colne (eastbound) and Preston (westbound).

Sunday trains continue to Blackpool South.