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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 24th August, 2013)


Wigan North Western Station.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
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Comment by: Den s on 24th August 2013 at 00:22

When I was a youngster in the 50s you could buy a Platform Ticket for one old penny which gave you the run of the platforms. Spent many hours on this Station Train Spotting. The place was a hive of activity, with Porters pulling trucks loaded with Parcels and Mail, and Passengers dashing for their Trains, but most impressive of all were the Steam Trains thundering into the Station belching smoke and steam. Today's Train travel seems almost serene by comparison.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 24th August 2013 at 02:05

North Western Station.....all I can say is...........Wigan to London to Beirut to Karachi to Darwin to Melbourne to Adelaide.....Thank you for the reminder Mick....Cheers!!!

Comment by: MikeW on 24th August 2013 at 04:33

Errrr......what can anyone say?

Comment by: peterp on 24th August 2013 at 05:49

How many millions of feet have gone up and down these steps? How many journeys in the world have started from these steps?

Comment by: Catherine on 24th August 2013 at 08:24

Urrmm very nice!!!!!!!!!

Comment by: Helen on 24th August 2013 at 09:11

I know someone is going to say why a photo of some stairs?
Well, I look at it & think its good, it has a pattern. You have the solid looking, horizontal black & white stairs & in contrast you have the vertical, circular orange hand rails. Its a good study...well thats what I think. A good one Mick

Comment by: kath Pressey on 24th August 2013 at 09:28

eeeh. I've climbed up them steps many a time when catching the train back to Plymouth.

Comment by: A.W. on 24th August 2013 at 10:39

Have been up and down them stairs many, many, times. I rarely go very far unless it's by train. I am in my mid 50s and never had a car, would you believe the furthest I've ever been in a car is Manchester!

Comment by: maggie on 24th August 2013 at 11:25

As my dad was a guard, he had free passes and "quarter fares", so every holiday we took, we went from here. Either to visit my brother I Carlisle, go to Blackpool or visit his family in Kent. Such happy memories. Thank you

Comment by: Mick on 24th August 2013 at 12:07

There will be lots of people who have climbed up them steps.

Including the Queen and Diana, Dave Whelan, Mr Mintball.the clog maker from Hindley, Jennifer Moss, Kath Winstanley beauty queen, Arnold Schwarzenegger,Me, Liz who is downunder,lots of Wigan folk heading down to Wembley carrying there Pooles Pies, lots of GI brides, and lots of Wigan folk who where emigrating to all the corners of the earth

Comment by: Linda on 24th August 2013 at 12:43

And, Mick, the mighty Warriors squad of course, leaving for Wembley last Thursday. Good luck to them today

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 24th August 2013 at 12:58

All Hail to these magnificent steps....and all who have walked on them......cheers!!!

Comment by: Tom Waterhouse on 24th August 2013 at 14:15

I used to catch the 8-20 am train from Bamfurlong station every day[except weekends] between 1942-1946 and catch the 5-03 train back in the afternoon, so I have climbed up and down that staircase hundreds of times.Actually not those exact stairs because, no doubt they will have been changed a few times since then.

Comment by: David Barker on 24th August 2013 at 14:16

Bet a few people have fell down them too ? ,well somebody had to say it lol. well done Mick.

Comment by: June Edwards on 24th August 2013 at 15:42

Mick, Did you work in Warrington ?

Comment by: Henry on 24th August 2013 at 17:41

The stairway to Heaven. Railways...I just love 'em!

Comment by: Ellen on 24th August 2013 at 18:05

Hate to say this,Mick,....But "this could be anywhere"!!!

Comment by: Mick on 24th August 2013 at 18:07

June Edwards, no I never did so I cant be any childs father if thats what your wondering.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 24th August 2013 at 20:25

Used to catch the 07:04 to Preston when I worked for Louis Edwards butchers at Woolworths. The dark tunnel under the tracks was always spooky but safe back then (1962)

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 24th August 2013 at 20:37

Enjoyed reading all the comments today...no nasty quips at all.Well done mick for an interesting "feature"

Comment by: June Edwards on 25th August 2013 at 13:48

Thanks for the reply. Thank God your not the person I knew and worked with he had much better manners.

Comment by: alan lad on 25th August 2013 at 20:03

this sort of photo makes me sit back and think what tales them steps and walls could tell,

Comment by: SANIBELFRED on 29th August 2013 at 17:51

Tom Waterhouse. were you at Walker Bros. or Wigan tech. 42 to 46.?

Comment by: Gerald Pilkington Canada on 29th August 2013 at 19:08

Very clean looking,well done to the person in charge.

Comment by: Tom Waterhouse on 29th August 2013 at 20:02

To SANIBELFRED I was in the Junior Technical School at Wigan Tech from 1942-1945 and then on the prep. course for a further year until 1946. I now live in Staffordshire.

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