WALLGATE STATION8 Comments
Photo: RON HUNT
Item #: 33706
I was only thinking the other day how dark it used to be with the overhead roofing. It’s a lot lighter these days.
( But it still looked like a proper old fashioned railway station then).
Have they built that cafe on the platform yet?
I do know the original station was further to the south, looking at the photograph I cannot place it. Is this the original station?
I do apologise, I should have said West, not south.
Wallgate's semaphore signals (one is visible on the left) were replaced with colour lights by the LMS in 1941, so picture must be pre-WW2.
Surprised (well, not really - they built things properly in the Victorian era) to see that overall roof extended all the way to the bay platform at the western end. On the odd occasion I've caught a train from that bay platform, it always felt like a long walk from the ticket office steps.
I would hazard a guess at the 1950s just from the "feel" of the photo.
Taken in the thirties. A wonderful evocative photograph. Notice how clean everything is, and not a weed to be seen on the permanent way. I can smell the coffee coming from the refreshment room...
This is the third station.
The second was a little further West.
The original, rather further to the East.