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Wigan North West Station   Views: 478
419 at wigan n western   Comments: 2
Photo: cullie   Item #: 29938  
 
419 at wigan n western

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  class 50 loco 419 pre-tops number on the up fast at wigan n western very early 1970's before the overheads were erected
from DAVE WHARTON COLLECTION
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Comments by Norris Green, 28th November 2017  
Regarding the diesel locomotive and train seen above, some
readers may be confused. As stated above, the train is on the "UP FAST LINE", despite it about to set off "DOWN" South, probably to London Euston. In Railway parlance, all
trains heading to the capital,travel "UP" to London. A train
departing London Kings Cross bound for Edinburgh travels
"DOWN" as far as Berwick Upon Tweed, and once over the border, and into Scotland, the train travels "UP" to Edinburgh, the Scottish capital. Strange, but true.
As one door closes, another one shuts....Terry Wogan RIP.

Comments by AP, 28th November 2017  
Ah, but how do you understand the assignment of 'UP', and 'DOWN' labels on the lines that run East-West, such as the Transpennine routes? They seem to simply reflect the view of the company which first owned the routes.

 
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