Photo-a-Day (Monday, 28th March, 2016)
The A train
Looks like Thomas the Tank Engine...I suppose the Fat Controller is still in MacDonalds stuffin his face!
And Ringo's nowhere to be seen to give a narration!
I would love to ride on this train. I didn't know about it-I take it its in place of the old tractor! I don't suppose it takes the same rout though.
Another lovely picture of haigh hall Ron always brings back good memories.
Has the railway recently had a new engine delivered? Someone said they saw a trailer with an engine on it going down New Rd. to Mowpin Lodge area.
Johnny Ringo says''Peace and Love'' That's usually what he says any road.
Vb you can have as many rides as you want on that train by clicking this video link.
Nice one Ron.
I hope the plans by Contessa hotels to put an access road through the area where the tracks are doesn't stop it running.
No, Vb, the tractor transported people from the Wigan Lane entrance through the plantations and back as an alternative to the long walk; this train just takes people for a ride around the grounds.
Have watched the train ride -lovely memories-thanks!
Ringo also said " We all live in a Yellow Submarine"...I'm sure it surfaced near Wigan Pier some years ago!!
Nice pic...must take my grandchild for a ride this summer!
Thankyou Irene -I didn't think it would take the same route. What I would like to do when the weather improves is walk through the plantations- I think I could still do that-that's if it's still possible.
Are you sure Johnny? I thought it came up near Eleanor Rigby College!
Vb, the miniature railway track can be seen on this map (zoomed in):
No Neil that would be her brother's school...the Blessed John Rigby!
Another good shot Ron. Neil, yes they have had another engine delivered but it needs a bit of work doing to get it ready. Cheers, John
I looked on the map Neil -it looks like I wouldn't be able to walk the old way from Greenough St end. I will have to go from Wigan Lane.
Forgive me veebee, I couldn't help but notice your quandary. If you could give me an approximate date of your intended visit, it may... And I have to stress the word 'may', as circumstances tend to change on a daily basis. It may be possible for me to pull a few strings and have you trahered from the Douglas bridge as far as the Whelley loop line bridge at least,...this would save you a bit of leg work,... possibly a bit further if conditions allow. Merely trying to be helpful. Hope you take the offer in the spirit that it was intended. Regards Ozy.
Ozy that's very kind of you, I'm not even sure where the Douglas bridge is now!!! Or the Whelley loop!I am waiting for better weather. Thought going from Wigan Lane might be the best and just follow my nose! Do folk still do that? My contact details will be at Admin not to this IPad.