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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 5th February, 2014)

Wigan Wallgate


Wigan Wallgate
Taken from King Street West.

Photo: Thomas Walsh  (Canon PowerShot A1200)
Views: 4,328

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 5th February 2014 at 09:25

Nice picture Thomas....nice to see the sunshine....cheers!!!

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 5th February 2014 at 09:34

Northern Rail class 156 super sprinter awaits departure to Ince, Hindley and so on. A much better train in terms of comfort and ride than the silly 142 Pacers used on the same line. Nice wiew of Wigan Wallgate Station, Thomas.

Comment by: Garry on 5th February 2014 at 09:52

You can't beat the sight and sound of steam trains. Colin, this train is heading towards Manchester!

Comment by: Bradshaws Girl on 5th February 2014 at 10:23

Memories of steam trains and days out to Southport. Thanks Thomas.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 5th February 2014 at 10:42

Tom; That wall on the left is very tall: have you got a tall pair of step ladders?
See:-
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wigan_Wallgate_railway_station
Extract::-
"1848 The Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway (L&YR) opened the line between Liverpool and Lostock Junction (west of Bolton on the Manchester to Preston line) on 20 November 1848. The original L&YR station at Wigan was located east of the current station, closer to the London & North Western Railway (L&NWR) station. The early train services on the line ran to Liverpool, Bolton, Bury and Manchester.
1855 The railway opened between Wigan and Southport on 9 April 1855. Wigan's L&YR station was then relocated to a position west of where Wallgate station is today."
The older trains that Northern Rail have are used on this line. To travel on a Northern Rail air-conditioned train you have to go to Leeds from Manchester Victoria.

Comment by: Garry on 5th February 2014 at 11:02

Not sunshine today Lizzie, It's hardly stopped raining since the new-year. The wind is really bad 80 MPH, Somerset is the worst in the UK at the minute. What's the weather like were you are Lizzie?

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 5th February 2014 at 11:30

Takes me back to time I would be catching the early steam train to Manchester in 1958,off to work at Belle Vue Zoo.Happy days and good travelling companions.

Comment by: aitch on 5th February 2014 at 15:37

while I didn't work on that line, I always wondered what the noise was like in the offices and shops that the trains passed under on a quite regular basis in the 50s and early 60s

Comment by: Alan on 5th February 2014 at 15:56

There used to be another line at the side of this dmu, when did it get lifted, where did it go. One for Cullie.

Comment by: Ken R on 5th February 2014 at 16:50

I can't resist this. Is this Thomas's Tank Engine???

Comment by: david on 5th February 2014 at 17:10

I like the composition!

Comment by: Anne on 5th February 2014 at 17:38

Ernest, there is a small convenient railing to stand on.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 5th February 2014 at 17:57

The last time I was on that platform was to go to Southport for a day trip with my parents in the fifties. That was almost sixty years ago and the trains were,of course, steam trains.

What a difference. This photo is wonderful, Thomas. Thanks, mate.

Comment by: ann21 on 5th February 2014 at 18:38

Where is Cullie

Comment by: Garry on 5th February 2014 at 18:43

Can't see a tank engine, Ken R, where's the "CONECTION"....lol

Comment by: Fred Mason on 5th February 2014 at 21:46

Platform 1...Wigan to Southport

Platform 2...Wigan to Manchester

Comment by: Loz on 5th February 2014 at 23:47

Alan, the 'fast' line has been lifted, not sure when, someone on here will know.

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 6th February 2014 at 09:37

Platform 1...to Pemberton through to kirkby aswell. Fred.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 6th February 2014 at 18:51

Send a little rain please we are parched....South Australia ....30-40C......not nice at all....cheers sort of.... :)

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 6th February 2014 at 20:54

That sounds like a good exchange, Lizzie. I wish....

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