Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 15th November, 2014)
There somebody sat the under a umbrella when theres a shelter next to him.
Oh the memories!??-Never used the station myself,but walked over the bridge many,many times! Wasn't this the station used by UGS students travelling from Kirkby?
part of our section this it was tracked patroled on friday
The very first railway journey I can remember taking was from Wigan Wallgate to Orrell. The trains were all steam trains then, the coaches were compartments with no corridor, they had tip up ashtrays in them. Orrell Station was still manned in those days and the footbridge was covered. I loved every minute of it.
This station has fond memories. I recall meeting Jean Danson here for a date at a UGS dance back in 1965. Halcyon days.
Thanks Darren for the memory!
You're right Ellen. Kirkby and Knowsley. It was worth it to be in class with the pretty UGS girls!
mick may as well be sat down wi a umberella ,as stood up ,theres no seats in there ,could be someone with leg trouble you never know
How stupid! No seats in a shelter! Trains get cancelled and delayed and the fares aren't cheap. So much for privatisation!
If they put seats in the shelters it encourages vagrants to spend the night in them.
Nice shot Darren.
A.W. I Remember the steam trains well, and the rolling stock your talking about, they were BR MK1 Suburban coaches with bench seats from door to door, as you say single compartments. Great days.
Good point MikeW....but vagrants in Orrell! What is the country coming to!
Footnote: I can recall a tramp called Ring o' bells years ago who travelled around south Lancashire.
Great days indeed Colin, railways don't seem the same nowadays, the coaches seem more like buses than rolling stock.
Giovanni, there used to be a lot of tramps at one time, many were in fact migrant agricultural labourers, often Irish in origin. Two that were around UpHolland for years were George and Paddy who were nice, there was also an obnoxious character called Tinkerbell. Could he be the same as your Ring O' Bells?
He could be, A.W.
I remember this character in the early sixties around Burscough and Lathom usually along the Leeds/Liverpool canal. Very unsavoury!
AW/ Giovanni, Tinkerbell/Ring O, Bells? What's the story behind those names, does anyone know? Sounds and interesting side story..