Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 9th July, 2019)
View from the bridge
Photo: Dave (Oy) (Nikon D850)
Love that sky..
It started with the ring road around the town centre, but now I see a future with more and more bridges over- lapping and reaching upwards ever further, but not in my time I hasten to add.....just a thought!
Another monument to the all conquering motor car.
I remember Wigan when the shops were closed on a Sunday and you could have a pleasant stroll around the town without risking life and limb crossing the road.
There is something to be said for having one day of the week set aside for a bit of peace and quiet.
Wiganers will soon have a different view of there town soon when driving along the lovely new road
Let's hope Wigan is spared the fate of Runcorn; a town entombed under flyovers.
Giant layers of concrete,weaving, undulating, 'wedding cakes' in the sky - makes my blood run cold to think about it....
Let's get back to the railway please.. I stood on the platform last week waiting for the train and counted 20x3 containers - I don't know what was inside them - but they stank to high Heaven. Does anybody know what was inside them or where they would be going?
If you tell us station - date and time we could possibly give an idea
Veronica, It was probably carrying
household waste from somewhere in
Greater Manchester. For many years,
one of these trains would pass through Wallgate Station heading to
a landfill site not too far away,
and the train would pass through again a few hours later,the containers having been emptied.
Whether the trains still go to and
from the same landfill,I don't know.
I was watching a programme which said that deliveries by Drones , will become standard practice to all households and businesses .
It is already the case with drug deliveries to prisons going by drone , if not via the prison entrances . I wonder , will we all be soon driving our electric cars along many new roads around Wigan , whilst above our heads wasps are buzzing all around , carrying our parcels from Amazon or our night in takeaway ? Just think , you could just leave a window open and a drone could fly in and deliver your food to your lap as you watched Strictly or Bake Off . It would then fly out again . Talking of cars . I saw another documentary that said the robots in the car manufacture industry, can preform the same action thousands of times and never make a single mistake , whereas we humans , always make mistakes and get injured etc .
One new road here , another one there . Seems to me we humans are slowly but surely being phased out of the equation.
I think a few new roads is the last thing we should be worried about . At least we will always get our pizza delivered by the wasps on time . That’s one thing to look forward to don’t you think ?
Why not just go back to horses and carts?? As someone who worked all other the UK I thank the motorway planners for getting me from A to B in as short a time as possible. I remember checking if I could travel north of Aberdeen by train. Over 14 hours with a myriad of changes and then catch a bus for the final hour. Time to drive around eight hours.
Veronica, It was probably from Knowsley carrying waste to Wilton in County Durham to be incinerated.The loading point is on the Kirby industrial estate.
Ray , I thought we ‘shipped’ it out for others to deal with ? They are now in turn sending it back and can’t process such volumes . My understanding.
Landfill and affordable housing shouts a very stark combination to me . Just fill a hole and put houses on top ... job done??
That must be the one Ray I was stood on Wallgate Station going back to Daisy Hill with my young grandson. We were both counting the containers..I have seen the train a couple of times - it takes a while to go through the station. It was on Friday. What a whiff!
Hail to the power of the almighty internal combustion engine.
It's been amply demonstrated over several decades that constant improvements to this country's road network has merely exacerbated the problem of traffic gridlock and air pollution issues.
Perhaps re-regulation of mass public road transportation and renationalisation of the nation's railways could provide the solution to the problem ?
Instead of wasting billions on HS2, in order to shave half an hour off the journey time from London to Manchester for the elite few, perhaps those billions could be used to improve the transport infrastructure for the millions of people who stumped up those billions in the first place ?
Just me, thinking too much again.
You're speaking words of wisdom Ozy, let it be.
Did you not make a living creating gridlock and polluting the atmosphere??
No mighty combustion engines soon. They are pushing us into electric vehicles. Be great for the AA when millions of motorists run out of power in traffic jams and driving off the beaten track. Electric car tech simply isn't yet ready.